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Breaking Barriers

Irvington ATC used a portion of their Wheelin’-n-Walkin’ money to purchase some communication devices for the consumers to use. Staff member Elcy is fluent in Spanish and therefore able to interact with one consumer in particular- Fiorella. She is an English/Spanish speaking consumer who is a bit shy. By using the communication device purchased with the WWC funds, Elcy has brought Fiorella out of her shell, while they practice both English and Spanish!

 

 

 

LiteGait Trainers Thanks to SHU

Seton Hall University’s School of Health and Medical Sciences provided a generous grant to allow both Horizon School and Horizon High School to purchase LiteGait training devices. The devices reduce the user’s weight-bearing to allow stude…nts who cannot walk independently to steadily increase the amount of weight they put on their legs. Dylan, who has had only limited success with other gait trainers, has seen a dramatic improvement, going from just a few steps to being able to walk on the treadmill for ten minutes. Thank you to our friends at Seton Hall!