During a special ceremony on Thursday, September 26, our Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School was designated a “MOVE Model Site” by MOVE International. This national honor recognizes the Kaplan MOVE Team – Teacher Alison DeMoura, Occupational Therapist Danielle Tsekouras and Physical Therapist Amy Vistocco – for its exceptional implementation of the MOVE program and its high goals for students of all abilities.

Under the leadership of Principal Gianluca DiMuccio, the MOVE (Mobility Opportunities via Education) program has been successfully woven into Kaplan’s instructional supports. MOVE combines innovative therapy techniques and education to help children with multiple disabilities and complex needs sit, stand and walk independently.

Alison, Danielle and Amy work hard each day to ensure Kaplan students achieve independence, realize their potential and fulfill their dreams. Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition and thank you for your continued service to our exceptional learners! Additional thanks to MOVE International Program Manager Karrie Diacetis.

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