Public offered peek inside cerebral palsy center

United Cerebral Palsy Heartland’s Gibbs Center for Independence is opening its doors and inviting the community to view the new sensory and restorative therapy rooms and meet the new director.

Most importantly, Diane Ferguson, director of the Gibbs Center for Independence, said the community will be able to see how their donated dollars benefit the center.

The Gibbs Center for Independence, United Cerebral Palsy Heartland, can serve up to 42 adults older than 21. The center hosts two programs, Ferguson said. The first is a day habitation program in which education, training and socialization is provided for adults with developmental or other disabilities. This group frequently uses the sensory room.

“Our focus is to allow these individuals to gain skills that will help them acquire life skills that enable them to become and remain productive members of this community,” Ferguson said.


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