The Roy T. Morgan Foundation, a Warwick-based nonprofit, recently gave a $5,000 grant to Easter Seals Rhode Island in support of their outpatient programs. The physical and occupation therapies offered by the outpatient program cater to children affected by neurological, developmental or orthopedic conditions. Services aim to improve areas varying from coordination, balance, sensory integration, endurance and range of motion. The program launched in October 2011 and served roughly 100 children and young adults in 2012.
“With help from the Roy T. Morgan Foundation, the Pediatric Outpatient Program will provide physical and occupational therapies to children and young adults helping them become more independent, adjust to change, develop new skills, and play with their peers,” said Pat O’Leary, Easter Seals clinical supervisor.
Easter Seals outpatient programs ensure people with special needs – from birth up to age 21 – have the opportunity to learn and participate in their community. •