News The Meadowood Program: A MOVE Model Site November 12, 2018 by Lori Potts, PT
You’ve heard us talk about MOVE for years, and there’s no question we’re unabashed boosters for this wonderful program. We first ran into Linda Bidabe, MOVE’s founder, in 1988 when her program was in its infancy and we’ve loved it ever since. If you’re not convinced, or if you just want to understand it better, set aside 20 minutes today, pour a cup of coffee, and watch...
News Linda Bidabe, 1945 - 2017 November 03, 2017 by Carmen Hinkey
At Rifton we mourn Linda's passing. She was the founder of the MOVE Program, an inspiring visionary, a captivating speaker and advocate, and a dear friend.
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 Rifton Down Under May 06, 2014 by Richard Johnson, International Sales Manager
Last month two of us from Rifton’s international sales team visited New Zealand and Australia where we have received significant interest over the past few years. It was a fantastic two-week trip hosted by our Australia/New Zealand distributor Medix21. Our first week was spent in New Zealand with stops in Wellington, Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay, Rotorua, Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland. At each...
News MOVE ing Forward January 08, 2013 by Gilbert Thomson, PT
An update on the MOVE Curriculum As many of you will know, we at Rifton have worked with MOVE International over many years. For those who don’t know, the MOVE program is an activity-based curriculum designed to teach students with disabilities basic functional motor skills of sitting, standing, walking and transitions needed for life within the home and community environments. The last fifteen years...
News Dubuque School Becomes MOVE Certified May 22, 2012 by Elena Noble, MPT
Congratulations to the Dubuque Community School District in Iowa in becoming MOVE certified. MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) is a curriculum designed to teach children with disabilities meaningful life skills within the school environment. Each child works towards independence in these skills and is given many opportunities to practice them throughout the day. The MOVE curriculum works towards...
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...