Festival of Human Abilities
Celebrate the creative spirit of people with disabilities! Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for the seventeenth annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities. This event will feature wheelchair dance, live music, sign language choirs, art demonstrations, accessible SCUBA diving demonstrations and free classes led by people who have disabilities. The event takes place Saturday & Sunday January 25th and 26th from 9am-5pm. Free admission with advanced reservation. Call 562-590-3100 to make a reservation by January 20th and mention the code D-HAS.
Winter Milestones Newsletter
Our Milestones Newsletter is out! Read Leah's experience as part of the PTN family, get to know PTN therapist Abbie Gregory, get tips on selecting the right toy for your child and more! Click the link to download your copy of our Winter Milestones.
Milestone Moments: Meet Layla
Meet Layla. She’s a four-year-old ball of energy who loves to play in the park and dance to Latin music. Layla joined our early intervention group program, Leaps and Bounds, at the age of two, and now receives our individual Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy services. Her mom, Alicia, shares, “Layla has had three especially memorable moments at PTN. When she first started in Leaps and Bounds, she wasn’t walking. At the end of every session, the children walk to the teacher to take the toy they brought that day. I would help Layla take steps to the teacher and then back to her seat. Eventually, she took her own steps to grab her toy, and that was such a special moment to see. Being in a group program where Layla could see her peers walking, along with the physical therapy provided in Leaps, helped her take those first steps. Another memorable moment was in an occupational therapy feeding session, where she finished half of a jar of baby food. Layla has never come close to that before, and I loved seeing what she can accomplish. In one of her speech therapy sessions, I heard her say her first bigger word, “chicken,” for the first time. Hearing her little voice saying chicken was really special. That is a long word for Layla, and I am so proud that she said it! I don’t know where Layla would be developmentally if it weren’t for PTN. I’m just super thankful that there’s a place like this. I don’t even have words to describe how amazing this place is and how much it’s helped Layla.” October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time to celebrate Layla and all individuals with Down syndrome by making people aware of their abilities and accomplishments!
PTN's Annual Ski Trip
Register today for PTN's Annual Ski Trip to Big Bear! Join PTN's physical therapists and the United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) for a day on the slopes of Big Bear on February 14th. USARC will provide adaptive ski lessons using the best adaptive equipment and teaching techniques available. Families must register by January 10th.
We are accepting clients for our group speech therapy programs!
Help turn every moment of your child's life into an opportunity to communicate! "Toddler Talk" utilizes a play-based approach to focus on speech and language development in children 18 months to three years of age. "Talk Time" is a similar program for children three to five years of age. "It Takes Two To Talk" is a well-known evidence-based program where children 18 months to five years of age participate in group speech therapy while their parents attend training sessions. Click the link for more information about each program.
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