BENEFITING: THE BELL CENTER FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
EVENT DATE: Feb 12, 2012
Please join me in supporting The Bell Center for my 6th year participating in the Mercedes Marathon! As many of you know, I left The Bell Center in June to work at Porter, White & Company in wealth management. The Bell Center remains close to my heart, and they are more in need of funding than ever. The therapists continue to provide a unique and invaluable service to the families in the Birmingham area.
This year, my team and I are running in honor of TJ, an two-year-old little boy with Down Syndrome. I worked with TJ when he first began coming to The Bell Center, and his infectious smile made my day every time I saw him! Now, he attends the toddler class two days a week and is learning to sing, color, play, and run! He loves to look in the mirror and make silly faces, and he LOVES school!
TJ and I thank you in advance for your continued support of The Bell Center!
THE BELL CENTER FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS wrote -
Join BellRunners at the 2012 Mercedes Marathon & Half Marathon and help us raise more money than ever before for The Bell Center.
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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.
Thank you for your support!
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