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For Immediate Release:
February 08, 2013

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842



Kids with Disabilities join their Families for a Day of Adaptive Arts & Games at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park

Saturday, February 9th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department joins Creative Children Therapy (CCT) in hosting its 10th annual Family Festival of Arts and Games for children enrolled in Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services Out-Of-School Programs and CCT programs, and their families on Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79 St. (near shelter 1), in Miami.  The group will participate in a variety of interactive activities that involve nutrition, music, art, adaptive sports and child safety activities from the Miami-Dade County Police Department and the City of Miami Fire Department.

About Creative Children Therapy (CCT)
CCT is a non-profit organization enhancing the quality of life of children with special needs and their families incorporating a holistic, team-oriented approach.  We provide high-quality pediatric therapy services in conjunction with alternative therapies including physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy as well as music therapy, massage therapy, hippotherapy, and craniosacral therapy.  In addition, CCT strives to establish and continually develop programs that encourage children to actively explore new interests and broaden their involvement in the community.  Programs include flamenco, SPARK fitness, Art, crafts, culinary arts, ceramics, photography, orchestra, MAAS (Music and Art for Autism in the Schools), handwriting, Orchestra, Mommy & Me, A.R.T. (Artistic Realization Technologies), camps and therapeutic riding all fostering inclusion.
 

About the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.


Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation.


 
Who: Miami-Dade County Parks and Creative Children Therapy

What:10th annual Family Festival of Arts and Games …for children with disabilities and their families

When: February 09, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Where:Kendall Indian Hammocks Park
11395 SW 79 St.

Why:


Editor's Note: This event is not open to the public.

 

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