News Activity-Based Curriculum in Action April 18, 2016 by Elena Noble, MPT
Students at Woodland Developmental Center are on the move all day. The hallways are busy, the classrooms noisy and full of activity as the children practice important life skills that have been incorporated into their curriculum. And that’s what’s different about Woodland. Where students with disabilities in other schools may be seen two or three times a week in the therapy department, Woodland...
News Dancing with the Stars at the Center for Disability Services January 06, 2015 by Susanna Mommsen, Marketing Associate
ABC’s Dancing with the Stars gets great ratings, and it’s even entertaining at times, but nothing compares to the stars at the Center for Disability Services in Albany, New York. Paired with professional dancers, these performers make their way across the stage in Pacer gait trainers and Activity chairs in a showcase of music, dance and artistic expression. .embed-container { position: relative...
News A Kids Baseball Team With a Winning Streak July 12, 2012 by Elena Noble, MPT
I’ve heard some unique applications of the Pacer gait trainer, but baseball? Well, allow me to introduce nine-year-old Nicholas from Long Island. A sport once played only by the physically fit is now accessible to children with disabilities like Nicholas through the Miracle League. Rules are altered slightly (well, relaxed) for the Miracle League’s special needs sports program, but that...
News Sharing Our Abilities June 12, 2012 by Mark Greenyer
I just returned from the Abilities Expo 2012 in New Jersey. Those of you who’ve been there will know the parade of families and caregivers I saw all weekend – families who are struggling against enormous odds. Strangely, though, I came home enormously uplifted, and I feel like telling you about some of the people I met. First there was a young couple with their four-year-old son Tommy (not his...
News New from Rifton: A Big Accessory Tote Bag May 29, 2012 by Clare Stober
You asked for it, and we delivered: a tough and attractive tote bag big enough (14” X 16” X 9”) to keep all your Pacer accessories together when not in use. Made of black ballistic nylon with a zippered top, here’s a reusable bag that will hold up to whatever you throw in it and still look great. And like all things Rifton, it’s made in the USA. And for those of you who...
News Fabulous New Video: The Power of Movement March 06, 2012 by Dave Schreuder
I hope as many people as possible in the special needs community can watch this new video about how the MOVE program is changing lives at the Woodland Developmental Center in Marysville, Michigan. Several months ago the Superintendent of the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), a strong supporter of the MOVE Program, arranged for the Michigan Superintendent of Public...