Congratulations to our Jesse J. Kaplan School February MOVER of the Month Jameir Jackson! When Jameir first arrived at school in September, he could only hold his head up for few seconds at a time. Now, he sits in a chair for group work and classroom activities. He can also sit at the edge of the mat for five minutes completely unassisted, holding his head up the entire time. Jameir beams with pride during his new favorite activity – riding the Rifton tricycle during therapy sessions.

Jameir has made enormous gains this year. Thank you to all the staff who have helped him MOVE!

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™!