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Crossing Rivers Health Supports the Mission of the Learning Center

Friday, April 13, 2018

Fennimore, WI – Crossing Rivers Health Family Resource Center recently donated a variety of toys, puzzles, and games to the Learning Center located in Fennimore, Wisconsin.

The mission of the Learning Center is to bring quality of life services, therapies, and informational resources to the special needs communities of southwest Wisconsin. The Learning Center is a project created by Aiming for Acceptance, a non-profit organization started by a group of rural community members wanting to help establish therapies, services, and support to those living with or serving those either on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) or with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD).The Learning Center provides a comfortable and safe environment for those with autism and sensory processing disorders to receive therapy based on their needs, family input and industry proven results. The Learning Center provides therapy and quality of life services in a place of low stress, important for both caretakers and those individuals with special needs.

“We learned about the great work taking place at the Learning Center from an individual whose family member is on the autism spectrum and receives therapy services through the Learning Center,” stated Rick Peterson, Community Resource Director at Crossing Rivers Health. “One of the services provided by Crossing Rivers Health Family Resource Center is the ability for community members to rent items from our Toy and Resource Lending Library. We determined we had a number of items in the library we felt may be useful and are happy to provide resources that support the mission of Aiming for Acceptance.”

Crossing Rivers Health Family Resource Center in Prairie du Chien provides support, guidance, and information to the families of the region. In addition to the Toy and Resource Lending Library, the Family Resource Center provides car seat rentals, an equipment loan program, free car seat safety checks, infant massage classes, Moms Like Me support group, parenting classes, Safe Sitter program, and Taylor Street Tots playgroup.

Crossing Rivers Health provides additional support to those living with or serving those either on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) or with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) including primary care clinics in both Prairie du Chien and Fennimore, occupational therapy and physical therapy, and behavioral health. The Crossing Rivers Health Home Medical Equipment Retail Store, located within the North entrance of the Medical Center on the second floor, is the first autism and special needs supply store in the area. The product line features weighted lap pads and blankets, swings, and items for both quiet spaces and multi-sensory environments that provide sensory-based solutions including touch, movement, sights, and sounds. Special order items are also available.

To learn more about services available at Crossing Rivers Health, visit crossingrivers.org. For more information on Aiming for Acceptance and the Learning Center, go to aimingforacceptance.com.

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