The Shea Center in San Juan Capistrano, a therapeutic riding facility, announces a new financial aid program expressly for past or present military families with a member who has special needs. Such diagnoses include autism, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, delayed speech development and over 50 other physical or cognitive disabilities.
The available funds have been donated to The Shea Center by Reach Out OC, a fund of the Orange County Community Foundation and given specifically to serve military families living in Orange and Northern San Diego Counties, including Camp Pendleton. Those eligible are families with a member who is currently serving, or has in the past served, on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
“We have been serving both children of military families as well as service members themselves,” explains Director of Therapeutic Programs, Janelle Robinson PT. “It’s a terrific therapy for not only the participant, but the entire family. We have a number of adult participants who have included their children or significant others as part of their work here at The Shea Center. The best part is that it doesn’t feel like therapy or work – this is a great environment.”
For more information contact Adre Hudgson at 949-240-8441, x123.
—Information from a Shea Center release.