Meet Olivia Vanderwoude, our Jesse J. Kaplan MOVER of the Month! Olivia is blossoming this spring. She is more alert and engaged during group activities like music and is learning to activate toys with her peers in the play area. She started to use the Rifton Tram and loves looking at the artwork on display in the hallways. We are so proud of all that Olivia has accomplished this year. Keep up the good 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™!