Thursday, September 29, 2011

Therapeutic Horseback Riding for People with Special Needs-Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties

Rider and Volunteer Opportunites

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) is accepting new Volunteers and Riders for the Holiday 2011 Session!

For Riders:

The Holiday Session starts the week of October 23rd and will run for 7 weeks. New Riders are encouraged to download Rider Registration forms from our website, A current physical is required at time of registration.

For Volunteers:

New Volunteers are provided training. Classes will be offered in October on the following dates:
Oct 18th- Volunteer Training Part 1, 6pm at TEC 615 N. M-140, Watervleit, MI
Oct 20th- Volunteer Training Part 2, 6pm at TEC 615 N. M-140, Watervliet, MI

Current Volunteers are encouraged to attend Volunteer Training Part 2 on Oct. 20th for a refresher course.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Special Needs Kids: Medicaid Federal Level

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Talk Of Medicaid Cuts Worries Disability Advocates

Advocates representing more than 90 disability organizations are expected to amass on Capitol Hill Wednesday to show support for Medicaid.
The noon rally on the west side of the Capitol, is expected to draw more than 1,000 people with disabilities and their allies from across the nation.

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Special Needs Kids: Hewlett-Packard to Produce Free Autism Apps

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Tech Giant To Produce Free Autism Apps

Hewlett-Packard is teaming up with a pair of autism organizations to develop apps to help people with the disorder handle everything from scheduling and communication to bullying.
At a “hackathon” scheduled for Oct. 11, the computer giant plans to bring together a slew of volunteer developers tasked with creating apps to address seven core areas of need for people within the autism community.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Special Needs Kids: Trunk Support Options for Children with Low Trunk Tone

Children with a wide variety of conditions present with low muscle tone (hypotonia) in their trunks, making it difficult for them to sit up properly, stand, and walk.  Some children have virtually no tone at all, and are completely unable to hold their heads up or sit up, while others are more mildly affected, with only minor deficits in sitting or walking.

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