We are pleased to announce our Jesse J. Kaplan School MOVER of the Month for December – Michelle Orlino! Michelle is all smiles as she walks the halls during therapy sessions. She loves to use the bicycle, and is able to get on and off with minimal assistance. She uses the gait trainer with consistency and strength. Her pride in these achievements is evident.

Michelle has increased her strength and stamina, and is enjoying an enhanced sense of self-esteem, personal achievement and independence due to her gains in the MOVE™ program. Thank you to everyone who helped Michelle MOVE. Keep up the great work!

Kaplan’s MOVE™ (Mobility Opportunities via Education) program combines therapy and education to teach children with physical disabilities and complex needs the functional skills of sitting, standing and walking. MOVE™ aims to give children an opportunity to lead more independent and more fulfilling lives. For some, this might be learning to hold their own cup; for others it might be learning to walk independently to explore their environment.

Contact Rockland BOCES’ Jesse J. Kaplan School at (845) 627-4797 to learn how MOVE™ can help someone in your life. Every child deserves the chance to MOVE™!