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Steps to Independence Has a New Home

Conductive Education Program Steps To Independence Has Moved Facilities Open House Event Celebrates New Location

Steps To Independence, a Conductive Education (CE) program providing services to children with motor disabilities such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida, has recently moved to a brand new facility in Robinson Township.

The non-profit organization and project of the Tides Center will host an Open House event to celebrate its new location and kick-off the school-year program.

The new facility will offer expanded group learning rooms, specialty equipment designed to help the children walk, learn, and grow on their own, and a convenient location for families to bring their children.

“The parents, professionals and volunteers who believe in our organization and our children have worked really hard to make this move possible,” said Jen Wymer, Steps To Independence volunteer and mother of Max Wymer, a child in the Steps To Independence program. “It’s an exciting time for our program, and we’re really looking forward to letting all of the families, volunteers, and communities who have supported Steps To Independence over the years come and see the new facility and celebrate with us.”

Steps To Independence is comprised of parents and professionals offering summer and school-year programs for children ages 2 to 21 who face life’s everyday challenges with a motor disability. The program emphasizes active learning in groups of four to ten students, during which students learn to be physically, socially and psychologically independent.   

About Steps To Independence Open House Event:

When: Tuesday September 27th

Where: Steps To Independence [New Location], 300 Cedar Ridge Drive Suite 311, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 

Time:   4 – 8 pm

*Please stop in for light refreshments, a tour of the facility, and an opportunity to meet our talented conductors. We will also debut our “In Better Hands Video,” which features our amazing students and visually explains how beneficial Conductive Education has been to their lives. 

*In Better Hands Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvWRpXH6k7k

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to learn more about Steps To Independence or how you can help, please visit www.stepstoindependence.org.  We are also now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year. 

About Steps to Independence:

Steps To Independence, which began in 1998 as Conductive Education of Pittsburgh, is a non-profit project of the Tides Center and a member of the Inter-American Conductive Education Association. Tuition and fundraising efforts support the hiring of experienced conductors and classroom aides, the purchase of supplies and equipment, facility rental, and liability insurance. Conductive Education is not a “cure” for children with motor disabilities, but a reliable method of building independence and functional motor skills. Since 1998, Steps To Independence has ensured that this valuable program is available to families in Western Pennsylvania. For more information,please visit www.stepstoindependence.org.

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