(CHATHAM, ONTARIO) – The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent received a donation of an Explorer Mini device from Plasman. This power mobility device is designed to aid in the achievement of early childhood milestones by encouraging self-initiated movement for children with mobility impairments. Used during therapy sessions, clients decide where they want to go and explore.
The equipment’s design to maximize early learning while providing a safe, stable, and upright posture were some of the key reasons CTC-CK clinicians were drawn to this product.
The Explorer Mini has allowed staff to share in some important “firsts” – watching someone press the accessible door button to open the door on their own for the first time or choosing where they wanted to go while out exploring. These are small acts of independence which are sometimes take for granted.
Plasman approached the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation in the summer to see what one of the greatest needs were at the time and decided to donate the Explorer Mini.
“Plasman has a long history of partnering with the communities where our team members live and work. We take great pride in providing opportunities for children to help them thrive and support their growing future,” says David Wiskel, President & CEO, Plasman
Donna Litwin-Makey, the Centre Executive Director, is grateful for Plasman’s support and generosity. “It is incredible to watch children using the Explorer Mini! We are very grateful for this addition to the Centre’s specialty equipment in order to open opportunities for our children and youth.”