NEW HAVEN — Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital’s and the Department of Rehabilitation Services will hold a trike fair from 5-7:30 p.m. May 21 in the parking lot of One Long Wharf Drive, the site of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Services outpatient facility.
Families of children and youth with special-needs may try out specially adapted therapeutic tricycles. If therapists determine that your child could benefit from a therapeutic tricycle, he or she may be placed on a wish list to receive a free AmTryke tricycle.
Driven by hand and/or feet, therapeutic tricycles can improve strength, coordination and self-esteem for children and youth with disabilities, or with movement difficulties that prevent them from riding a typically-built tricycle or bicycle with their peers.
AmTryke therapeutic tricycles are provided by AMBUCSTM Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.
To contribute to the purchase of a therapeutic tricycle for a special-needs child, go to www.ynhh.org and click on "donate to YNHH" at the top of the page or visit www.AMBUCS.com.
Questions about the fair may be directed to Christina Rao, pediatric physical therapist at 688-7112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.