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Special Tree Represents at Capitol Day 2018

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By Peggy Allen Bock, Special Tree Executive Director Business Development

Every year in May the Brain Injury Association in Michigan and the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council sponsor Capital Day in Lansing.  Providers, advocates and survivors of brain injury and their families descend on the Capital for the opportunity to meet with their legislators.  Special Tree was well represented and our staff spent the day educating policy makers about brain injury and public policy that impacts the persons we serve.  Check out photos of the group in action here:

Brain Injury Association of Michigan Honors Jack Richert With Legacy Society Award

Special Tree’s Jack Richert, Vice President and Director, Referrals & Admissions, wias honored at the annual Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Legacy Society Tribute Dinner on April 21, 2018 at the Suburban Collection Showplace’s Diamond Center in Novi.

Jack received the Community Service and Leadership Award and was  inducted into the Brain Injury of Michigan’s Legacy Society.  Legacy Society members are recognized for their dedication, leadership, and personal commitment to enhancing the quality of life of persons with brain injury and their families.  Jack is being recognized along with Dr. Michael Andary of Michigan State University.

Wheely Good Job Recreational Therapists!

The Recreational Therapists from Oakland County ran a bicycle safety clinic using adaptive hand bikes for special education students at a local high school on Friday, June 1st.  The participation was great and all of the students were entered into a raffle to win a helmet. 

Unfortunately, due to the rainy weather, we were restricted to the gymnasium, but that was quickly forgotten by the many smiles and “this is sweet” comments from students, most of who had never been on a bike!  Some of the high school staff and family members of the students were able to talk with the Recreational Therapists about adaptive sports and recreational activities and enjoyed collecting some of the resources from our display table.  Go Team!