Philadelphia: HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy Sensory Garden Project- May 12

Sponsoring Club: 
Yale Club of Philadelphia
Co-sponsor(s): 
Yale Black Alumni Association (YBAA) - Philadelphia
Yale Alumni Non-Profit Alliance (YANA) - Philadelphia
When: 
Friday, May 12, 2017
9:30am to 2:00pm
Where: 
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy See map
4400 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Accessible to many by foot, car, and/or SEPTA. Parking for 5-6 cars is available in the parking lot accessed through gate on Chester Avenue, between 43rd and 45th Streets (bus loading lane). 
 
Description: 
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy is a highly specialized, independent school providing day and residential services to 58 students from the Delaware Valley and beyond (even out-of-state) who are ages 5 to 21 and have complex educational and health care needs. Through Interdisciplinary teams of therapists, educators, and health services staff, the school empowers students to use assistive technology, develop skills, be their own advocates, and interact purposefully with the community.
 
We will help create a Sensory Garden for HMS students in a courtyard area of the school’s University City campus. We will fill the courtyard with plants that will stimulate students by appealing to a variety of senses. Because the school’s Recreation program has already exposed students to gardening, a few students might even work along with us. Former HMS Medical Director, current HMS Board Member and Yale Alum Steven Bachrach, YC 70, spearheaded this initiative and will be part of our work group.
 
Please wear comfortable clothes for working outside. Some tools will be available, but feel free to bring your favorites.
 

This project is appropriate for teens and adults.

Rain or Shine – We’re on unless there’s a deluge!
Site Coordinator: 
Kay Tucker Franklin ‘73
215-510-0841
 
Lisa Slade Martin ‘83
202-270-5530