BENEFITING: THE BELL CENTER FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
EVENT DATE: Feb 12, 2012
I'm Jenna, mom to 2 year old Maggie Bailey. Maggie was born with a type of skeletal dysplasia called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bone Disease. Maggie's disorder causes her to be fragile, small, and delayed in gross motor skills. Even though Maggie is delayed in some areas, she is very much a typical 2 year old. She loves music, baby dolls, and Tinkerbell. She loves her big brother and thinks she can do anything he can!
Maggie started The Bell Center at 9 months old and is now in the All About Me Program. Since this program has one on one assistants for each child, Maggie is able to be in a classroom environment, while maintaining her safety at all times. We have seen such growth in Maggie since she began The Bell Center. Not only physically, but also in her independence and social interaction with other children and adults. Maggie loves singing and dancing at school, and she especially loves Prince, the therapy dog!
As a way to support both Maggie and the Bell Center, I have decided to run in the Mercedes Half Marathon in February. All money I raise will go directly to The Bell Center. I thank each of you for visiting my site and for helping me reach my fundraising goal.
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The Bell Center offers early intervention services to children at risk for delay, often within a few days or weeks after birth. Parents often feel a sense of helplessness when they discover their child has special needs; however, the Bell Center staff and volunteers are able to provide them with specific information and encouragement allowing parents to move from a sense of confusion, to a deep pride in their children’s accomplishments and optimism for the future.
Programs at The Bell Center are designed to promote growth in gross and fine motor skills, as well as language, cognition, self-help, and play skills. Each child is evaluated annually, and goals are tailored specifically to the child’s needs. The Bell Center employs a staff of highly qualified professionals including physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, and early childhood special education teachers who work directly with infants and toddlers in many programs while directing the efforts of volunteers who work with toddlers in other programs.
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