Monday, May 23, 2011

NAA NY Metro Chapter (Westchester) Bike Clinic for Children with Special Needs

NAA NY Metro Chapter Invites you to our special event Bike Clinic For Special Needs Children
With Maria Bizzaro At the Law Memorial Park Fields ,Briarcliff Manor, NY On Saturday, June 4th 2-4pm Raindate: Sunday, June 5th 2-4pm

Come teach your child to ride a bike or further their existing riding skills!
Learning to ride a bike can be a frustrating experience for both parent and child. So come learn some easy techniques to apply to teaching your child how to ride a bike. Maria Bizzaro has years of experience teaching children to ride a multitude of things such as skateboards, roller blades and scooters. She will break it down for each individual child’s level. There will also be “NY Bike” trained volunteer therapists on hand from The McCarton Center, Holistic Learning Center, and Watch Me Grow sensory gym to help parents apply these new teaching techniques. So it doesn’t matter if your child is brand new to bike riding, on training wheels or has been riding for a while and still needs those extra skills to master it.

Maria Bizzarro, MS, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic Studies, and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Boston University. She is licensed in New York State and certified as a therapist with pediatric emphasis by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Maria currently works as the Director of Occupational Therapy for The McCarton. Her areas of interest include enhancing participation of all children in the natural environment, vestibular habilitation, listening therapies, and combining behavioral science with a sensory integrative approach. Maria is a member of the Avanti network and is currently working towards becoming a mentor for Vital Links.

The event will take place in the fields behind Atria Nursing Home at 1111 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Please make sure to bring a bike if you have one helmet. We may be able to have a few extras to be used on a first come first serve basis. Refreshments will be served.

Please rsvp to by June 1st.
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