Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of The GIANT Company through their Make a Difference Challenge, we are thrilled to announce that our groundbreaking Feeding Program will soon be launched as an extension of the therapeutic interventions already in place and led by our dedicated interdisciplinary team of occupational and speech therapists.
Proper nutrition is vital for all children, but attaining that goal is often more difficult for children who may be on the autism spectrum, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, or facing various feeding-related issues, from food refusal to motor impairments. Over the years, our Feeding Program has ebbed and flowed, adjusting to the evolving needs of our clients. While our Feeding Program has shown remarkable results, we have faced challenges in securing consistent funding. Insurers have not always recognized the immense benefits of our interdisciplinary approach. To truly thrive, our Feeding Program requires a sustainable line of funding. Historically, we have encountered fluctuating reimbursement rates from insurers, impacting our ability to deliver vital services. As an organization committed to never turning a child away, regardless of a family’s financial means, we rely on philanthropic support to bridge the gap.
We are thrilled to announce that The GIANT Company’s remarkable gift of $13,500 will be a game-changer for our Feeding Program. This generous contribution will enable us to obtain the necessary supplies, family support resources, and continuing education required to sustain and expand this vital program. While our current occupational and speech therapists will collaborate through this Feeding Program to teach essential swallowing, eating, and feeding skills, it is our goal to use a portion of these funds to bring in a nutritionist as part of the team to ensuring that every child’s nutritional goals are met.
The profound impact of The GIANT Company’s generous $13,500 donation cannot be overstated. This invaluable contribution empowers us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of at least four families each year, invest in ongoing therapist education, and provide intensive feeding programs to both children and their devoted parents or guardians. The Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development extends its deepest gratitude to The GIANT Company for recognizing the critical importance of our Feeding Program. With their unwavering support, we are well-equipped to move forward in our mission of nurturing the potential of every child, regardless of the challenges they may face.
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As a nationally recognized pediatric facility, the Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development provides family-centered education and therapy programs for infants, children and adolescents with disabilities, developmental delays, and acquired injuries. Our goal-oriented approach maximizes each child’s ability to function independently within the community.