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Belmont College SGA Supports Children with Autism

St. Clairsville, OH (October 5, 2012) – Children with autism are benefitting from the generosity of some local college students who understand the value of giving.

The Belmont College Student Government Association (SGA) conducted autism awareness and fundraising activities earlier this year and donated the funds raised to the School of Hope, the Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ school program, and the Augusta Levy Learning Center, Wheeling. Nearly $1500 was divided between the two agencies that support children with autism.

The Belmont CBDD designated the funds for The Wiggle Room, another sensory option that gives children with autism and other developmental disabilities a way to expend energy so they can perform better in the classroom. It contains colorful mats, a specially-designed trampoline, ball pit, rock wall and other items. Students draw on their gross motor skills like jumping, climbing, and sliding to use up excessive energy and regulate their sensory systems.

“The Wiggle Room is another resource for children with disabilities,” said Stephen L. Williams, Superintendent of the Belmont County Board of Development Disabilities. “We thank the Belmont College students for their interest and this generous donation.”

The Student Government Association at Belmont College works to foster social, cultural and intellectual development of its members and leadership development. For more information, contact Jennifer Redrup at 740-699-3815 or log onto Student Goverment Association on Belmont College's website

*Press release posted with permission of the Belmont County Board of Development Disabilities.

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(left to right): Lea Sicurella, Belmont CBDD Autism Support Coordinator; Stephanie Turner, Belmont CBDD Intervention Specialist; and Bronte Showalter, Belmont CBDD Early Intervention Specialist; Jennifer Redrup, Belmont College Director of Student Engagement, Leadership, and Career Services;  Frank Larkin, Belmont College SGA; Josh Doty, Belmont College SGA Vice President; Danielle Shreve, Belmont College SGA President; Samantha VanHorn, Belmont College SGA; and Everett Mace, Children’s Services Director, is pictured at the far right.

(left to right): Lea Sicurella, Belmont CBDD Autism Support Coordinator; Stephanie Turner, Belmont CBDD Intervention Specialist; and Bronte Showalter, Belmont CBDD Early Intervention Specialist; Jennifer Redrup, Belmont College Director of Student Engagement, Leadership, and Career Services; Frank Larkin, Belmont College SGA; Josh Doty, Belmont College SGA Vice President; Danielle Shreve, Belmont College SGA President; Samantha VanHorn, Belmont College SGA; and Everett Mace, Children’s Services Director, is pictured at the far right.

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