After School Program For At-Risk Youth
Noah's Ark is a children's program that focuses on improving sensory integration. The program utilizes a variety of exercises, mimicking animal movements, to improve motor skills in children. Well-developed motor skills are crucial to a child’s development and will help to improve physical movement, emotional and social skills, as well as cognitive learning. Our intelligent, caring instructor teaches children exercises that involve tumbling, balance, agility and other physical movements. We also integrate the use of various equipment such as stilts, slack lines, pogo sticks, stability balls, rope ladders, and jump ropes as part of movement skills development. These exercises are tailored to each child individually based on their abilities to better assist them in improving their areas of need. We are continuing to expand this program and improve the lives of the children!
Many of our patients are homebound. Recognizing the need presented, ATP recently began bringing our training directly to the patient. We work with people of all ages with various conditions. Our staff uses periodic evaluations to monitor and collect data on our patients improvements.
Currently, there are approximately 42,000 charitable organizations in the United States dedicated to serving the American veteran. Many of these organizations support veterans by offering short-term financial assistance in order to improve or maintain their quality of life. Unfortunately, in most cases, improving quality of life does not advance their ability to experience a healthy functional life. ATP is dedicated to improving these men and women's lifes through purposeful physical training, to empower veterans with the freedom to move and perfom tasks of daily living with the need of assistance. Please click here for more information on our veterans program.
Adults and Children with chronic illnesses
We have been fortunate to partner with facilities throughout northwestern Pennsylvania, where our clients can come for training. Since the start of ATP we have served clients with ALS, paralysis, MS, MD, Spina Bifida, double amputees. We also have programs for orthopedic disorders and diseases, neuromuscular disorders, cognitive, psychological, and sensory disorders, and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
Some training will culminate into a group activity, which may include kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, bicycle trail riding, or another similar activity that puts movements together in order to "train for a purpose."
Persons who face disabling or chronic challenges have been sponsored for therapeutic movement programs since November 2015. For more information on sponsorships, or to let us know of someone in need please email firstname.lastname@example.org