Swimming with the Dolphins
Dolphins are known for having special capabilities that enhance healing potential in children with disabilities. These beautiful creatures communicate using sounds and body language. It has been shown to improve social interaction and communication, reduce anxiety, increase attention and concentration as well as stop self-injurious behavior. The program is offered each summer in Key Largo to the children we service with their siblings and parents.
Equestrian therapy makes use of horses to help promote emotional growth and well being. Horses are known to have the ability to respond immediately, give feedback to the rider’s behavior and mirror the rider’s emotions. Horses behave similarly like human beings do in their social and responsive behavior and are able to establish connection with the child in an amazing way. The benefits include improvements, in sensory, trust, self-confidence, impulse control, communication and socialization. The program is offered year-round.
Children of the Catholic Faith who are unable to attend CCD classes are able to receive the Sacrament of First Communion and Confirmation though the Raise Me Up Foundation. The preparation is only once a week for 8 months and the ceremony takes place each May.
The foundation offers a 7-week summer camp filled with both instruction and recreation designed for children ages 5 to 12 with special needs.