March 15, 2010
So, it's hard enough to move to a new area, but it can be even harder for a family that has a child/family member with developmental disabilities. We recently had a family contact First In Families that was new to the state. Because of the state of the state, waiting lists for services are years long and many therapies don't have funding sources. They were asking for assistance with paying for therapeutic horse back riding lessons and getting connected to the local adaptive swim therapy program. First In Families was able to provide funds directly to Prancing Horse to cover riding lessons (the family will pay a portion as they go along to make their funds last longer). We also provided the family with contact information for the Mako program, which is free, for him to participate in the adaptive swim therapy program. Thanks Prancing Horse and Mako Program for working with this family and us to get this child connected to some resources in their new community!!!