On February 8th and February 10th Xenophon once again participated in both Orinda Intermediate School and Glorietta Elementary School’s Annual “Abilities Awareness” Fairs. Each school is passionate about sharing with their students what opportunities exist for the special needs community. At the fairs, students visited a variety of informational booths for about 10 minutes. Each booth offered students a chance to see and do hands on activities to get a sense of what children with special needs can participate and accelerate in. Canine Companions, local Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, Special Skaters from Oakland Ice Arena, a brail organization as well as many other groups were in all attendance.
Xenophon had an engaging and informative booth set up with brochures, program photos and a sampling of therapeutic activities/toys and tack to help students understand what therapeutic riding is all about, as well as the benefits our riders experience. We also spoke with some parents who were interested in our program for their own special needs child and we were sure to mention to the students stopping by our booth about volunteering and opportunities.
A big Thank you to those assisted and represented Xenophon at these events: Lindsay Hendricks (Volunteer Coordinator) and volunteers Paula Newton and Barbara Donovan.