Eleanore’s Project is pleased to announce our first Institute for Families and Professionals on October 2, 2009 at the Holiday Inn downtown in Missoula. The subject is “Transportation Safety for Wheelchair Riders and Children with Disabilities” and we are thrilled to have one of the foremost national experts on this subject as our speaker.
Link: eleanoresproject.org Dear Friends of Eleanore's Project! We are getting ready for our latest expedition to Peru in just a few short weeks. Our container with 147 wheelchairs and other rehabilitation equipment just landed in Callao, the port just outside Lima. We will be having a week of wheelchair seating clinics in Lima, where we will serve children and families from 4 different disability programs. Our second week will be spent in Arequipa working with our partners EquipKIDS. Some kids and families will be travelling at least 5 hours to receive our services. We will also be providing training and education at both sites for local therapists, special educators and families.
Our team will consist of 16 individuals, including five occupational therapy students from the College of St. Catherine. This is the second year we have collaborated with them. The rest of the team includes occupational therapists, specialized wheelchair technicians, Eleanore's Project University of Montana intern, and of course, members of Eleanore's family.
At this writing, because of the economic downturn, we are still owe over $2000 for the wheelchairs we will be providing. Please consider donating to website below, called Just Give. As always, 100% of all donating go directly to kids and families with disabilities.