Schreiber Stories

If you’ve ever been to Schreiber, you know the place is full of amazing stories. The dedicated staff that works with the kids every day. An amazing team of volunteers, from the folks who help with office tasks to board members and committee members. And the families.

Especially the families.

The moms and dads who deal with some of the toughest situations a parent can face. And the kids. The kids who come in here and put in so much work to make their lives better, more independent. And they do it with smiles.

There are lots of stories that we know you – in Lancaster County and beyond – would be interested in and connect with. And we want to tell them.

That’s the purpose of this blog.

And we want to hear from you – parents of Schreiber kiddos, Schreiber alumni, volunteers – so that we hear about the stories we might not know about. Leave a comment here, contact us on Facebook, or shoot me an email.


AMBUCS rides to the rescue

There’s just one problem. They can be expensive. This is where AMBUCS comes in. AMBUCS is a national nonprofit “dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities,” according to its website. Most of the work nationally and locally involves helping families obtain Amtryke therapeutic tricycles. And that’s why Howard Livingston and Bruce Schmoyer…

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McGyver those election signs for Schreiber kids

I recently attended a make-and-take seminar entitled “Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes,” and it featured the creative genius of Therese Willkomm, who holds a doctorate in assistive technology and is known as the assistive technology McGyver. She is a nationally recognized guru for her work in making solutions in minutes using everyday materials. We…

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Justin Walker returns to Camp Schreiber — for his job

Justin’s time at Schreiber goes back 20 years. He was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly known as brittle bone disease. He started coming to Schreiber when he was 2 and at 4 was named a Schreiber ambassador. He received therapy, attended preschool (and worked with Jay Graver, Mr. Jay, the current preschool and camp director)…

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Sophia Clay thrives at Schreiber

Kelly was looking for outpatient physical therapy to continue what she was already doing in the home, and Schreiber had what she was looking for — a new perspective and some new ideas. Sophia has cerebral palsy and struggles to control her body movements. Gaining muscle strength and control is important for her, as this…

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Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Sophia Panzini

Sophia Panzini Age: born 3/21/97 (18, turning 19 in March) Diagnosis: Autism spectrum disorder Parents: Reenie and Peter Panzini, Manheim Township Siblings: Edward, 20; Carina, 10 Favorite activities: Listening to music, adult coloring books, playing games on the Wii, collecting jewelry What she watches and listens to: The Food Network, “Spider Man” movie, Destiny’s Child…

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Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Ty McCabe

Tiberius “Ty” McCabe Age: He turned 6 in December Diagnoses: Pierre Robin Syndrome, Pterygium Syndrome, hearing impaired, speech and language impaired Grade and school: Schreiber S.T.A.R.S. Preschool Parents: Kevin and Margaret McCabe, Lititz Siblings: Delaney, 12 Favorite activities: Playing with Delaney; playing with trains, tractors and monster truck toys; playing ABC Mouse and tabletop games…

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