(PRWEB) October 16, 2013
The Penrickton Center for Blind Children appreciates the support of Civic Duty cofounders, Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi. Penrickton Center for Blind Children is a Michigan foundation that serves blind and developmentally-delayed children and their families through support services, education, and advocacy.
"We are thrilled to have the support of the Omidi brothers and Civic Duty," says Kurt Sebaly, Executive Director of the Penrickton Center. "We have been working for more than 60 years to give kids with severe disabilities the tools they need to learn and develop, and we hope, with Civic Duty’s help, to continue that work well into the future."
Programs offered at Penrickton Center are especially designed to provide children with multiple impairments the ability to learn and grow. Center programs include occupational therapy, active learning, music/dance/movement therapy, and developmental programming. Penrickton offers a five-day residential facility and day care services, where there is a ratio of one staff member to every three children. In addition, consultation services are available to children and their families.
The center was established in Taylor, Michigan in 1952 as a day nursery for blind preschoolers. The founders were from three families (the Penmans, Rickers and Wiggintons) with care provided in the families’ homes. Penrickton was the first local facility to offer day care and educational programs for differently-abled kids. Today, the center specializes in educational programs for not only the blind, but children with cerebral palsy, brain damage, deafness, developmental delay, and epilepsy.
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (http://www.penrickton.com) is a unique, private non-profit agency, providing five-day residential, day care, and consultation/evaluation services to blind, multi-disabled children ages one through twelve. Penrickton Center utilizes its expertise to train and serve children and their families through support services, education and advocacy.
Civic Duty (http://www.civicduty.org) is dedicated to mankind’s search for meaning and promotes the values of its founders, philanthropists Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi. The organization’s mission is to inspire creative outreach, community service, and volunteerism through the stories of every-day people who are making an extraordinary difference in the world. Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men." To get involved and help make a difference, send us a message using the website’s Contact Us function. More information about Civic Duty can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.