The Center The Cerebral Palsy Center Bergen County A Non-profit Organization CONNECTION A N E W SLE T TE R OF TH E CHI LD R E N’ S THE R APY CENTER One school, two locations. Achieving excellence in creative education and therapies for over 60 years. Parents Speak Social Worker’s Corner Carmel Birney W December 4 D iscussion: Special Needs and Extended Family issues December 10 Dad’s Group December 11 M om’s Time Out — Holiday Cheer December 13 Respite Night January 8 Family Yoga January 21 Dad’s Group January 22 E xploring Vehicle and Home Modifications January 24 F amily Fun Night Adapted Martial Arts January 29 Mom’s Time Out February 8 Respite Night For a full calendar of Social Work Sponsored Events please check us out on Facebook (facebook. com/childrenstherapycenter) and on the web (http://www. thechildrenstherapycenter.org/ calendar.html) FALL EDITION 2013 hen we were looking for schools for Joseph, something that was high on our list of importance was school-run, family programs. We wanted to interact with other families that were in a similar situation as ours and groups that could help us — and Joseph’s brother — learn, understand and adapt to what we were going through and what our lives were going to be like. When we walked through the front doors of the CTC, we knew we found what we had been looking for and it had everything we wanted for Joseph and for our family. The outreach to families is great and one of the programs that I really enjoy is the “Mom’s Time Out” which meets about once a month. I remember my first night, I really didn’t know what to expect. I joined the ladies for the chat part of the yoga night and I was a bit nervous but by the end of the night, I felt relief — I didn’t feel alone. I also left feeling really happy to be with a great group of women, now a group I call “friends,” all just doing the best they can for their child and for their family. So, I decided after that night that I would try to go to as many Mom’s nights as I could and I did! I learned how to make jewelry, great omelet frittatas and most importantly, I learned that I am not the only one going through this with a special needs child. I didn’t try the “Mom’s Yoga” yet but I did do the “Family Yoga” with Joseph and I really enjoyed it and had great fun, too. If you are a CTC parent, I encourage you to join the parent and sibling support groups. We all have our “crosses to bear” as we go through life and it helps so much just to talk, share and laugh with others that are in similar situations. Believe me — it does make things that little bit easier. Joseph happily traveling the halls of the CTC Message from the Executive Director by Marvin Leiken O “We are beyond overjoyed. We know that the high school is still a long way off for our son, Jude, but given his needs, we cannot imagine him anywhere else but the CTC. All we can say is, ‘thank you, Mr. Bolger!’” — CTC Parent, Denise O’Brien Join the Challenge Stay tuned for exciting ways, including naming opportunities and creating a pledge, in which you too can become involved in helping us achieve our goal to provide a high school to serve children to the age of 21! 2 The Center Connection ver the years, I have been very proud of the many accomplishments of The Children’s Therapy Center. I have seen goals set and goals met. There have been numerous accomplishments such as the expansion of the Fair Lawn Campus, the creation of the Upper School in Midland Park and the development of programs within our school to support our growing student population and their families. These goals were met because of the vision of our Board of Directors, the dedication of our staff and the support of our donors. While we are all excited by the growth and improvement at The Children’s Therapy Center, one of the hallmarks of the CTC is to not sit back and rest on our laurels, but to always be looking ahead and moving forward — expanding our services to make our incredible program even better. This is why I am extremely honored and proud to announce that The Children’s Therapy Center is planning to achieve our ultimate goal — the development of a High School Program. The Board of Director’s vision has always been to increase our services in order to meet the needs of our students as they mature and the realization of a CTC High School will fulfill that vision. For many years, Mr. David F. Bolger, a local Ridgewood philanthropist, has been a very generous benefactor and friend to The Children’s Therapy Center. Thanks to Mr. Bolger’s generosity and his giving through The Marion & Silfred DePhillips Foundation and The Bolger Foundation, we have been able to expand our programs and facilities. Now, Mr. Bolger and the Bolger Foundation have committed to a lead gift of five million dollars on a challenge basis. This challenge gift will require $2.5 million be raised by the CTC from other donors in order for us to realize this much-needed high school program. With this exciting challenge in place, we are off and running! The Building Committee, comprised of board and staff members, is currently searching for a property on which to build a state- of-the-art facility that will house both the current Upper School and the new high school. This new facility will provide educational and therapeutic services David F. Bolger for students from first grade though age 21. It will house an expanded daily living program, horticulture program and introduce a hydrotherapy pool to all of the meaningful programs we currently provide. This is a very exciting time for The Children’s Therapy Center and we invite you to join us on our expansion adventure! Please contact me or Audra Hoffman, Director of Development, to learn how you can help us reach our goal. Marvin Leiken “To Tania...” by Allison Marcilla, Dinner Dance 2013 Speech I t was the fall of 2002 and I vividly remember standing in my kitchen placing my first call to The Children’s Therapy Center when my daughter Jessica was only fifteen months old. As many of you can relate, I felt incredibly overwhelmed with the responsibilities and emotions that come with taking care of a child with a disability. I contacted the Center, desperately searching for information, guidance and support and it was suggested to me that I call a Center parent named Tania Gold. I was only told that she had a son named Jonah, who was just about three years older than Jess and that she may be kind enough to offer me some guidance. I could never have imagined then, how significantly my life would change by making that call. I remember dialing nervously, unsure how to begin what I feared was going to be a very difficult conversation. However, the minute I introduced myself and told her why I was calling, Tania put me at ease. First, she asked me about Jessica and then she told me about Jonah. She calmed me with stories The Gold Family about the amazing progress he was making and how the other mothers, therapists and teachers at the center have grown to become her second family. She poignantly described bringing Jonah to the center each day, “as if she were going home”. She was encouraging while being realistic and for the first time since Jess was born, I felt supported. I quickly learned that Tania was not only a tremendous advocate for Jonah, but that she had fully dedicated herself to doing her part in carrying out the Center’s mission. I came to understand that she had taken a seat on the Board of Directors because it is important to her to assure that the Center will always keep its doors open for other children and their families the way it had been for hers. She is an inspirational and motivating leader while being able to maintain an unparalleled level of humility and modesty. To me, Tania is not only a Board Member, Gala Organizer and Capital Campaign Co-Chair, but she is my dearest friend. Tania, I thank you for being my confidant, my shoulder to cry on, my friend to laugh with and my biggest support. Looking back to that day in my kitchen ten years ago, staring at my special needs baby and feeling naïve, alone and unsure of what was to come, I was given you. I still don’t know where we may be going on this journey, but what I do know is that all of our center children will benefit from your work and dedication. ‘‘Breathing Easy...’’ by Lynn Barral, PT, Assistant Director O ver the past several years many of our therapists have attended Mary Massery’s course, “If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function,” which focuses on providing strategies to assist our children in achieving a more efficient breathing pattern. Many of our children face cardiopulmonary challenges and, in optimizing their abilities in this arena, we provide them with greater potential to make functional gains. Often, after attending a workshop, there is the wish to bring the speaker back to work hands-on with some of our children and to demonstrate tech- niques to our staff. To that end, we feel very lucky to have found Trish West-Low PT, MA, DPT, PCS, lab assistant to Ms. Massery. Trish has been coming to the Fair Lawn Campus for the past two years, three to four times per year, to consult with the multidisciplinary team and work with individual children. Subsequent sessions are scheduled so that the child’s thera- pist can hone their skills with Trish’s guidance. Such skills might include particular hand placement or a movement which would allow for a deeper breath or having a child push a heavy object in order to enhance vocalizations. Trish has also educated the entire CTC staff, offering simple suggestions to be followed on a daily basis regarding positioning. Her warm, friendly and caring manner with the children and staff is admirable and she has become an integral member of the CTC team, helping us to enhance the quality of life for our children and the educational development of our dedicated staff. Fall 2013 3 Learn Together Integrated Preschool Class Friends fishing “together” A fter a successful start, The Children’s Therapy Center is excited to continue the Learn Together Integrated Preschool Class. This program serves children with disabilities as well as typically developing preschool-aged children — enabling them to learn and play together. The Learn Together classroom was established to meet the growing needs of our students as well as to give back to the community. It is coordinated and run by a classroom teacher (Cara Rogerino), occupational therapist (Lisa Macaluso), and speech-language pathologist (Amy Schloerb) incorporating a strong team approach in both planning and implementation. During the program’s first remarkable year, tremendous gains were noted amongst all of the students involved including increased con fidence, academic abilities, and social skills. Using creative learning techniques the students were given the opportunity to gain self-assurance in play skills while working on a theme-based curriculum. All of children involved developed compassion and understanding while benefiting from a rich educational and therapeutic environment. 4 The Center Connection Our team of coordinators is looking forward to exploring the strengths of each child and watching new friend- ships form during the upcoming school year. What parents are saying about Learn Together... When I first enrolled Bella in the Learn Together program, I thought what a great lesson to teach my child to learn alongside children with different challenges. Bella and our family have been touched by the love and tenderness of all the children and the staff at The Children’s Therapy Center. Bella has learned first-hand the lesson that we’ve taught her at home — that we are all special and that we must all be kind to each other. Bella loves her friends from Learn Together. We are very grateful to have been a part of this incredible program. – CAROL RIOS Parent of a child from the community participating in the Learn Together Program Sarina’s participation in the Learn Together program has made a major change in her behavior. We find her to be more social, more interactive and definitely more confident. Her communication skills have improved as well as her imaginative and group play skills. It’s wonderful to see her fun personality emerge and make new friends. The staff and students of the Learn Together program are enthusiastic and excited and every day is a new adventure. – SABA ARAIN Parent of a child enrolled at The Children’s Therapy Center People are talking about... Nutrition Clinic We are entering our fifth year of our very successful Nutrition Clinic! Our registered dietician, Lauren Cohen, confidentially meets with each child’s family and school team to design a diet that is nutritious and customized to remediate any dietary concerns. Diet can play such a large part in not only the health of our children but in their education. Our school staff oversees these recommendations and monitors each child’s weight and progress. Apps We’re Using • Sound Touch • Tap-N-See Zoo • Peekaboo Barn • Baby Rattle Toy • Bright Start Baby • Toddler Sandbox • Beautiful Bubbles • Ready to Print • Pepi Bath • Good Night Star • Bloom HD • Boogie Bopper • Toca Boca Series The focus of our clinic is the importance of nutrition and the vital part it plays to help a child perform to the very best of their ability. Equipment and Apps We Love Thanks to generous donors such as the Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Foundation, our Upper School Campus is fortunate enough to have fantastic equipment such as the Rifton Tram and Solo Lift. As our students mature, devices such as these help to provide comfort, stability and dignity when students are transferring to a standing position from their wheelchairs, without the manual lifting typically provided by a staff member. The Tram model can also be used as a mobility device to help our students’ practice walking, giving them the independence to ambulate from one school activity to another with independence. Colin “On His Way” Assistive Technology/Augmentative and Alternative Communication Evaluations Our Assistive Technology (AT) Team had another busy year performing evaluations for local school districts. These evaluations are provided to assess a student’s need for technology to supplement their academic and/or communication skills. Evaluations are initially requested from a child’s case manager and student information is collected and reviewed by our staff. An on-site visit is then conducted by our AT professionals. Working alongside the child’s school team, evaluations are performed and recommendations are made. Training, consultation and follow up visits are provided to the district staff as needed. Fall 2013 5 People do the kindest things... Liz Unger has been a dedicated volunteer at the CTC Upper School for the past three years. Liz visits each classroom weekly, reading books and interacting with the students. She uses a Dynavox communication device as well as a power wheelchair for mobility — both assistive devices used by many of our own students. She is an amazing friend to the CTC as well as a remarkable role model. Liz Unger Kate King (Fair Lawn Head Nurse), Pat Muse (GSG), Anabelle The Garden State Grandmas provided handmade bibs to our Fair Lawn Campus students. This terrific group of young ladies organized a Rainbow Loom bracelet-making event held on September 3 at Blue Sky Yoga. Participants each paid a $10 fee to join the event where they were joined by other area children. All proceeds from the event as well as all of the bracelets made that day were donated to the The Children’s Therapy Center. In memory of CTC student, Julia Kirsch, her parents set up a foundation — The Julia Kirsch Foundation — which is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and their families. The Foundation looks to provide assistance to children and adults with disabil ities and to support those organizations that are focused on providing services to such individuals. This year, the foundation granted the CTC $2,500 to help with costs associated with our dance program. Julia loved to dance and what better way to honor her memory. To learn more, visit, www.juliakirschfoundation.org Online Video Outing organizers Matt Wasserlauf and Andrew Budkofsky The CTC would like to thank the organizers and attendees of the 3rd Annual Online Video Open Golf Outing, held this year at Plainfield Country Club — raising $20,000 for The CTC! Last year, the proceeds from this event enabled us to buy seating systems for CTC children at Fair Lawn and Midland Park. 6 The Center Connection Julia Kirsch The 20th Annual Shore Shoot Out, held in August and organized by the Harris family, was once again a great success-raising funds for Molly and her classmates. Molly Volunteers from Home Depot in Riverdale, NJ, created a beautiful outdoor mural for our Fair Lawn Campus playground. Their donation of time and talent has made an incredible difference in this outdoor space for our students to enjoy. Dinner Dance Sponsors Sincere thanks to our 20th Annual Gala Dinner Dance Sponsors: Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation Leona Kern Edwin Gould Foundation Stuart & Nicole Kovensky Family Foundation Mr. Michael Weinstein Mr. & Mrs. James and Jill Haber A. Zerega’s Sons, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas and Beth Grotta Foodtown, Kingsbridge Marketplace Corp. The Levitan Giving Fund Mr. & Mrs. Mitch and Jennifer Behm Whining Women®® Paul Macchia, Center dad, has been cycling in honor of the CTC for over 6 years. This year, Paul’s efforts raised over $2,200 when he biked 50 miles in the Bergen Bike Tour on September 29. Paul Macchia In honor of his mother and her dedication to the CTC, Jonah Gold formed “Jonah’s Drive” to raise funds to improve and enhance the playground at our Fair Lawn Campus. Jonah’s incredible efforts raised over $50,000!! Jonah Gold Thank you to The Saddle River Valley Junior Woman’s Club for selecting the CTC as the beneficiary of this year’s Princess Ball. This outstanding event, a princess ball for dads and their daughters, raised $34,000 for The Children’s Therapy Center! The SRVJW committee and CTC Executive Director, Marvin Leiken. Photo courtesy of North Jersey Media Group Fall 2013 7 The Direct Instruction Class by Louise Gulleyan D Making choices Following instructions uring the 2012-2013 school year we piloted a program called “Direct Instruction” in Mr. Mickey’s class. Students were chosen to be a part of this class based on their learning styles and goals. The term “Direct Instruction” simply means that we take the goals the children have in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and we break them down into small, sequential steps, focusing on repetition and direct teaching while limiting outside distractions. Our hope for this program was to see our students have multiple opportunities throughout the day to learn in individual, large and small group settings. This classroom style allows our students to repeatedly practice and generalize what they have been taught. There is a strong team approach utilized in this classroom. The classroom teacher works closely with the speech and the occupational therapists to develop and plan activities that are goal oriented and motivating. This collaboration also ensures consistency of both language and sensory integration into activities. This classroom style means that each staff member plays a key role in following the child’s individual goals and working on them throughout the day. After the success of small group instruction last year, we have decided to implement centers as a classroom management style in all our classrooms. Centers will vary based on the students in the classroom and their goals. We are excited to see our students develop greater bonds with their peers and work on learning with a motivating repetitious technique. This promises to be an exciting new school year as we learn through repetition and play! Congratulations to our... CTC Staff “Of the Year” Award Winners Fair Lawn: Kanae Larkin, Mickey Santiago, Ellen Cataldo 8 The Center Connection Midland Park: Tracy Collins, Toni Ann Sinacore, Christine Mann Happenings Hoe Down Celebrating Family Our 3rd Annual CTC Hoe Down was a huge success! Face painting, games and singing around the campfire all made for a great family night out with over 20 families participating! Potluck Picnic School Store We are excited to announce that the Upper School has established a “School Store.” Small items at the store are available to be “purchased” with tokens that the students earn throughout the week for jobs well done. Each week, two different students are selected to work in the store either as a greeter or collecting tokens at the register. The School Store incorporates communication goals, promotes social skills and allows students to receive positive reinforcement for individual accomplishments. It has been a lot of fun and a great success this year! The CTC held its First Annual Family Potluck Picnic on September 28 at Van Saun County Park. Over 75 attended and a great time was had by all! Grandparent’s Day These amazing people in our student’s lives were celebrated at both campuses with fun activities, tours and special treats made especially by our students with love. Liam and his dad at Family Picnic 2013 Abby with her Grandma and Grandpa Fair Lawn grandparents gather to celebrate with their grandchildren Fall 2013 9 Final Salute Thank you to our generous donors... Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013 Thanks to your generosity, these are just some of the incredible things that we have been able to do this school year. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO YOU ... We were able to fund our adaptive swim program, add new standers, walkers, bikes, trainers and adaptive seating. We were able to add more computers, touch screens, additional Smart Boards, iPads, more strollers and additional software and switches. We beautified our campuses, provided more scholarships and financial assistance to our Early Enrichment Program families, and so much more... We are so proud of what we have been able to do for our children but we couldn’t do any of it without you. Special thanks to our donors of product and service for our 20th Annual Gala Dinner Dance Lili Holland, Bayleaf Studio Mr. & Mrs. Mathew and Cindy Benjamin Mr. Andrew Budkofsky Colgate-Palmolive Dale and Thomas Popcorn Diana Ross The Elks Impact Displays Group Kern Services Megavideo Productions Mr. & Mrs. Dan and Tanya Penn PEOPLE Mrs. Heidi Reichert Please contact us about ways in which you can participate in the High School Program Challenge! 10 The Center Connection $50,000+ The Bolger Foundation Mr. John B. Vermylen $10,000 to $49,999 Alfiero & Lucia Palestroni Foundation, Inc. OVO Golf Committee The Green Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Kern Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Kovensky NJ State Elks Association Robert & Joan Dircks Foundation, Inc. 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Louis Springsteen Mrs. Ellen Stern Mr. Burton Surick Ms. Ava Sutton Ms. Felicia Taubenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tomza Mr. Justin Traina Ms. Megan Travers Truist Mr. Brian Tu Ms. Ashley Vandevander Mr. John Van Dyke Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Vergara Mr. & Mrs. Leonardo Vila Mr. & Mrs. Kurt J. Weissling Ms. Barbara Wilson Mr. & Mrs. George Wolfe Mr. & Mrs. David Young Fall 2013 11 The Children’s Therapy Center NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO.536 PARAMUS, NJ 29-01 BERKSHIRE ROAD FAIR LAWN, NEW JERSEY 07410 Tel.: 201-797-7440 Fax: 201-797-1039 The Upper School at Midland Park 321 PROSPECT STREET MIDLAND PARK, NEW JERSEY 07432 Tel.: 201-612-5677 Fax: 201-612-6706 Marvin Leiken Executive Director Principal, Fair Lawn Campus Laura DelDuca Principal, Upper School Midland Park Campus www.thechildrenstherapycenter.org Like us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ childrenstherapycenter BOARD OF DIRECTORS Clara S. Licata, President Tania Gold, First Vice President Tara Harris, Second Vice President Jonathan D. Mach, Treasurer Rob Vermylen, Secretary Brian H. Kappock, Esq. Allison Marcilla John McCarthy Lisa Nalven, MD Joseph C. Nuzzo, Esq. Mary Ellen Rohon Shirley Shapiro James F. Sullivan Mary Ann Zino, Past President Mission Statement The Children’s Therapy Center provides educational and therapeutic services for children with developmental disabilities. A multisensory approach is utilized in a nurturing and caring environment to enrich the lives of our students and maximize their potential while lending support to their families. E TE! V Grow! SA DA The Children’ s Therapy Center’s E H T 21st Annual Gala Dinner Dance and Silent Auction WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4th, 2014 Last year’s Gala raised over $350,000 for our children and their families and we are so very grateful for the support of our friends and donors as we look ahead to another wonderful year of growth at the CTC.
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