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Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness DayNNU will hold its third annual Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on campus. The day will include a variety of opportunities for autism education, participation in support activities and family fun.

In the morning, an autism awareness conference titled “What can we learn?” is open to educators, church groups and individuals.

Autistic individuals and their families are invited to attend a luncheon on the Brandt Center lawn prior to the NNU men’s baseball game where they will be recognized before the start of the game at 1 p.m.

Register for Autism Awareness Day here.

More info can be found at:

http://wesleycenter.nnu.edu/events/autism-awareness-day

Thank Social Workers!

thank social workers In recognition of the invaluable services provided by our social workers, Children’s Therapy Place is celebrating National Professional Social Work Month this March. The staff at CTP would like to express how very grateful we are for the work that our social workers do to help enhance the lives of children and families in Boise and Meridian.

Thank Social Workers!

The month of March has been proclaimed by the Idaho legislature as Social Work Recognition Month. This year’s theme is “Social Work Paves the Way for Change” and it was selected to convey what the social work profession has done to bring about positive changes in society and for individuals.

CTP thanks the almost 4,000 licensed social workers in Idaho for their dedication to making a difference in the day-to-day lives of Idahoan’s by helping to build, support and empower positive family and community relationships.

Please join me in recognizing our CTP social workers for their tireless dedication to helping make profound differences in the lives of children and their families.

Miss Amazing – Reach for the Stars

Miss AmazingIt’s been an AMAZING year for 13 year old Ani Besteder, the reigning 2014 Idaho Miss Amazing Preteen Queen.   After winning the crown in Idaho, Ani went on to the national competition in Omaha and placed 3rd in her age group. “It feels amazing,” said Ani at the 2014 pageant. “It’s great to make new friends here and see some familiar faces.”

Miss AmazingMiss Amazing is not just a beauty contest, it’s a program that encourages participants to dream big and reach their goals. It celebrates the abilities of girls and women with disabilities and supports learning of social and communication skills throughout the process.

Children’s Therapy Place (CTP) therapist, Stephanie Schoenfeld (COTA) co-leads a weekly occupational therapy group and has witnessed Ani’s extraordinary growth in self-confidence and social skills. Miss Stephanie commented, “It has been exciting to see Ani gain independence with activities of daily living. This independence has provided her with improved social skills, including the ability to initiate conversation and improved interactions with her peers.” Ani now has a new personal goal in the area of public speaking…. she’s looking forward to working in the community with Miss Stephanie to educate children about autism.

Miss AmazingWhen asked how therapy has helped Ani, her mother, Amy commented, “Ani’s skills are always changing and improving and I think that’s just the coolest thing. Her life has been changed for the better with the support of the amazing therapists at CTP.”

Miss Amazing Pageants prove that the world is a much better place when the talents and ambitions of all people are celebrated and valued. CTP celebrates Miss Amazing 2014, Ani Besteder, and all children with disabilities who inspire us all to reach for the stars!

The 2015 Idaho Miss Amazing Pageant will be held March 27-28, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho.

Buddy Walk

What is the Buddy Walk?

The Buddy Walk has become the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States. It is also the world’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community.

The Buddy Walk program was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The name Buddy Walk promotes inclusion between friends of every ability.  The National Buddy Walk Program has grown from 17 Walks in 1995 to over 250 this year!  This global event now has over 295,000 participants raising more than $12.1 million last year.

When you support the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association (TVDSA) Buddy Walk, you help create awareness and acceptance for people who have Down syndrome in the Treasure Valley.  And by supporting the TVDSA, you help us provide programs and education to families and advocate for those with disabilities.  Support a friend who has Down syndrome or come meet one that day!
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Boise, Idaho

Online registration is open NOW!

Treasure Valley Resource Fair and Meridian Community Block Party

Treasure Valley Resource Fair and Meridian Community Block Party
Saturday, September 06, 2014,
10:00am – 04:00pm
Come join us for the Treasure Valley Resource Fair and, 10 year anniversary celebration of the Adventure Island Playground. Idaho’s First Universally Accessible Playground in conjunction with the City of Meridian’s Annual Community Block Party at Meridian’s Settler’s Park at the corner of Ustick and Meridian Roads.

Small Business Can Change Lives

Award-winning independent director and producer, Trish Dalton and editor and cinematographer, John Sears,spotlighted Children’s Therapy Place while visiting Boise during their 10-week journey across the country to explore the true fabric of America’s economy – small businesses. The filmmakers are sharing real stories about small businesses in America.
 

 
Speech Pathologist and Owner, Sondra McMindes was featured discussing how she has seen her company grow, while helping children grow. Children’s Therapy Place is a full service pediatric therapy company, providing Physical, Occupational and Speech-Language Therapy.  In addition, the company has on site developmental disability services, including Habilitative Intervention, Habilitative Support and Mental Health Counseling services.

 

Sponsored by Spark Business from Capital One, the “I Am Small Business Proud” campaign shines a spotlight on the backbone of this country’s economy.

Haloween Party at Children’s Therapy Place

HalloweenPartyDATE:   October 25, 2013

PLACE:  Children’s Therapy Place, Inc.

6855 W. Fairview Avenue, Boise ID 83704

 

TIME:     5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

 

Come enjoy the games and treats!  Bring your friends!

Cards for Soldiers – CTP monthly card box

In March CTP will be

 Cards for Soldiers
creating cards for soldiers serving overseas.

Join us in creating cards for soldiers!

Our clients and families are invited to join the CTP staff in making cards every month to send to those who need encouragement and support. If you have any ideas of places or people within our way please give us suggestions!

To find out more information on how you can help with the cards for soldiers contact our office at 208-323-8888.

2013 Run/Walk for Autism Awareness

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Join the CTP staff for the 2013 Run/Walk for Autism Awareness
5K Run/Walk and Family Stroll routes begin in Veteran’s Park continues onto the greenbelt and finish back in Veteran’s Park. The 5K Run/Walk will be the only timed race. Kids’ course will follow walk path around the amphitheatre at Veteran’s Park and will take place before the 5K and Family stroll.

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9:00 a.m. Kid’s Course
9:15 a.m. 5k Run/Walk (Timed)
9:30 a.m. 2.5 Mile Family Stroll
Veteran’s Memorial Park, Boise, ID

Idaho Working Women’s Business Symposium

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Friday, February 15, 2013 – 09:00 – 18:00

Join us Friday, February 15th and realize the path from opportunity to success at the second annual Women’s Business Symposium.

Sondra McMindes, Owner of Children’s Therapy Place and Idaho Small Business Person of the Year for 2012 will be speaking at the Idaho Working Women’s Business Symposium.

The Keynote for the Symposium is Carolyn Buck-Luce, the Global Pharmaceutical Sector Leader at Ernst & Young and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Woman of the Year 2012. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in the School of International and Public Affairs, teaching Management and Gender and serves as a Board Member at the Center for Work-Life Policy and New York Women’s Foundation.

They will again bring a wide variety of powerful speakers to help you from Opportunity to Success, followed by a wine reception.

Find more information at www.idahoworkingwomen.com

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Boise, ID 83704

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Boise, ID 83709

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