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Quality of Life Grants: 1st Cycle 2009: Actively Achieving

St. Mary’s Foundation for Children
Bayside, NY

This grant will help to support Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp, which provides a demanding intervention that involves children who intensively participate in as much as six hours per day in therapy in a camp-like setting, where they are able play on the playground, ride on little cars, climb, crawl, set the table, use silverware to eat and other activities of daily living with which they are struggling as a result of paralysis. Each intensive camp session lasts three weeks with six hours per day of activities that include daily play therapy on special motorize bikes and partial body weight supported (PBWS) gait training with the treadmill; outdoor activities such as throwing and catching balls; and indoor activities such as drawing and activities of daily living, i.e. combing hair, buttoning buttons, adjusting clothing, and eating with the weaker limb. Full tuition for CIMT Camp is not reimbursed by Medicaid or insurance companies. Grant funds will support partial tuition assistance for two children. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000338).

Visit their website: www.stmaryskids.org

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