Our final “MOVER of the Month” for the 2020-21 academic year is here! Congratulations to Gabriella “Gabby” Fenfert, our Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School honoree for June! Gabby came to Kaplan in September when she was just learning how to sit up from a lying-down position, which she can now do all on her own. Whether it is going for a walk, crawling or practicing her sit-to-stand, Gabby is determined to MOVE™.

She also enjoys playing with adaptive toys and reading sensory books in the classroom. “One of Gabby’s favorite activities is reading books and she loves sensory,” said Physical Therapist Kristin Mullen. “She gets to feel and hear the stories through textures and take part in turning the pages. Gabby has grown leaps and bounds and we are so proud of her.” Keep up the great work!

Kaplan’s MOVE™ (Mobility Opportunities via Education) program combines therapy and education to teach children with physical disabilities and complex needs the functional skills of sitting, standing and walking. MOVE™ aims to give children an opportunity to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Every child deserves the right to MOVE™.

Contact the Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School at (845) 627-4797 to learn how MOVE™ can help someone in your life.

Rockland BOCES educates and supports learners of all ages and abilities. While some students may occasionally be captured without a face covering, please know that our agency is in full compliance with all local, state and federal mask requirements and related health and safety directives. Rockland BOCES is committed to ensuring that individuals who are vulnerable to COVID-19-related challenges or who face particular challenges because of the pandemic can learn and work as safely as possible.