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Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare Recognizes San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for Supporting Children’s Services Center

Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, a leading physical rehabilitation and medical-surgical services provider, is pleased to announce that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has provided the Casa Colina Children’s Services Center with a grant in the amount of $100,000. The Children’s Services Center provides therapeutic and rehabilitative services to young children and their families who are at risk for or have acquired developmental delays in health, language and communication, cognitive development, and social/emotional development.

The latest grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians funds comprehensive programs such as Early Intervention for families of children with special needs, as well as the development and expansion of new programs.

“We at Casa Colina Children’s Services are again very grateful for the support of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians,” said Cindy Sendor, Executive Director of Casa Colina Children’s Services Center. “On average, we receive 90 to 100 daily visits for Early Intervention and occupational, physical, or speech therapy. Through the generosity of San Manuel, we are able to focus on providing the best care, with state-of-the-art materials and equipment, to help each child meet their maximum potential.”

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians focuses on giving that supports prevention and health information projects, directs health services for those in need, improves health outcomes, and addresses issues of particular concern locally and with Native American communities.

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Casa Colina Children’s Services Center provides family-directed services to help family members understand the special needs of their child and enhance their development. The latest grant provided by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has helped the Children’s Services Center support critical programs, such as Early Intervention for parents and siblings of children with special needs. It has been shown that Early Intervention provides benefits well beyond the developmental years by significantly increasing the child’s ability to integrate into future social environments, including school, community, and employment.

Casa Colina’s continuum of care model ensures that the Children’s Services Center provides comprehensive therapeutic services — both individually and in small groups — that help children with developmental delays, focusing on learning basic and new skills in the following domains: physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking); cognitive (thinking, learning, and solving problems); communicative (talking, listening, and socializing); social/emotional (playing and feeling secure/happy); and self-help (eating and dressing).

Services are tailored to meet the child’s individual needs and may include:

  • Assistive technology (devices a child might need)
  • Audiology or hearing services
  • Speech and language services
  • Family training
  • Medical services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy

During a given year, the Children’s Services Center serves more than 1,200 children and families, with more than 85 percent meeting their treatment goals. Children completing Early Intervention services also improve in the developmental domains (i.e., fine motor, gross motor, receptive language, expressive language, cognition, socialization, and self-help).