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April is Autism Acceptance Month

In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which then evolved into Autism Awareness Month (AAM).

This March, the Autism …

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April is Occupational Therapy Month

During April, Occupational Therapy Month recognizes all the benefits this specialized healthcare provides.

When injury strikes or long term wear of joints and muscles require rehabilitation, an occupational therapist provides the necessary exercises to get us back into our daily routines. Simply getting out of bed may be a challenge or moving from one position to …

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Back to School Backpack Selection

By Lisa Valko, OTR/L, ITOT, BCTS
Occupational Therapist

In this time of uncertainty, we are trying to prepare for the potential return to our brick and mortar schools. There are so many questions about returning to school that we face in normal years, but this year is certainly a bit different.

As I prepare to send my …

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Lions Club Donates Brady Buggy to CSSMCW Pediatric Therapy Program

Ervin and Linda Myers represented the Somerset Lions Club, 14-M, who generously donated a Brady Buggy to CSSMCW’s pediatric therapy program. The buggy, affectionately dubbed Leo the Lion, brings smiles to children undergoing therapy who visit the office. Physical Therapist Tonya McCool said “The Brady Buggy will allow our kiddos to move throughout our facility …

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Windber NHS Students and Mimo’s Pizza Co. Donate $1,800 to Pediatric Therapy Program

Students from Windber Area High School’s National Honor Society, their adviser, and Pino Gallina of Mimo’s Pizza Co. presented a $1,800 check on June 3 to the pediatric therapy program at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber.

Mimo’s and the students worked together to plan the May 25 fundraiser. Mimo’s donated a percentage of the day’s …

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