4INSPIRINGTHE WORLDSHARING RESOURCES<<Each year, Heartspring and its sister school, the Stars and Rain Education Institute for Autism in China, work together in a unified effort to maintain constant learning opportunities for both organizations. In October 2012, Heartspring hosted a delegation from China for two weeks of extensive training from Heartspring professionals in medical, therapy, psychology and technology development. COMMUNITY EFFORT<<Pediatric Services expanded its services with the addition of a 4–6 week consultation for international families. Three families from Nigeria traveled to Wichita to receive consultative services from our pediatric professional staff. Heartspring partnered with local physicians and agencies to provide therapy, vision, hearing, equipment, and educational information to families in search of answers for their young children. Community partners from Envision, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation, and Dr. Bassem El-Nabbout assisted in essential evaluation and treatment suggestions to these families.(Above) Seven educators from the Ukraine visited Heartspring for an afternoon hosted by the Rotary Club of West Wichita through the Open World Program. They were eager to learn about how Heartspring educates children with special needs and felt that the information they learned was very valuable in understanding special education in the United States.4
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