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Acadiana Therapeutic To Hold Fundraiser

Acadiana Therapeutic Riding Organization, a horseback-riding organization, is holding a fundraiser on September 14.

ATRO (Acadiana Therapeutic Riding Organization) serves local special-needs children & adults in our community by providing therapeutic horseback riding.   ATRO is a Not for Profit organization that strives in keeping the cost at a minimum for their students, but can’t do that without your help.  ATRO has many volunteers, but  few donation/fund raisers. This local fundraiser is planned for September 14, 2013 10AM-2PM at “Cabbage Patch” located behind the Ira Nelson Horticultural building on the side of Blackham Coliseum. September 14th is also ULL’s first home game, and this event will be great for attendance before tailgating!!

For more information, contact Allison LeBlanc at 337-224-9031 or alliet@aceweb.com

 

I am organizing a fundraiser for ATRO (Acadiana Therapeutic Riding Organization), they service local Children & Adults in our community, with special needs for therapeutic horseback riding.   My son, Caleb has attended this program for the last 7 + years.  We have seen some wonderful growth from many of the students involved.  ATRO is a Non for Profit organization that strives in keeping the cost at a minimum for their students ($25.00each hour).   ATRO’s has many volunteers and few donation/ fund raisers.  I have organized this local fundraiser for September 14, 2013  10AM-2PM at “Cabbage Patch” located behind the Ira Nelson Horticultural building on the side of Blackham Coliseum.  September 14th is also ULL’s first home game this is great for attendance before tailgate.   I can have attached a flyer.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Thank you for your assistance.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Allison LeBlanc<br /><br /><br /><br />
337-224-9031 or alliet@aceweb.com</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>More information on ARTO-</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>ATRO services children and adults with special needs that include but are not limited to: Stroke, Chromosome Abnormality, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Hearing Impaired, Autism and Cancer.   ATRO is also partnering up to serve our wounded war veterans community too.<br /><br /><br /><br />
ATRO is a Non-Profit organization that promotes the rehabilitation of individuals with physical, emotional and learning special needs through equine facilitated activities.<br /><br /><br /><br />
ATRO has also partnered with Lafayette Parish School  and Acadia Parish School systems for servicing the school system and also promoting literacy with a read to horse program.</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>A famous quote from Ronald Regan-<br /><br /><br /><br />
"I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse." </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>When are classes offered?<br /><br /><br /><br />
The Acadiana Therapeutic Riding Organization is currently accepting applications for students. Classes for the fall semester will be scheduled for either; Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Cherokee Ridge Equine Center. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>You can call Lorain Gilbert-Fontana at (337)988-4444 for an application or for more information. Lorain Gilbert-Fontana, c/o Physical Therapy Works, 103 Westmark Blvd. Suite 4, Lafayette, LA 70506. Fees are $25 per session. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>How are therapeutic riding classes structured?</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Students are referred to our program by health, educational, other professionals and our current students. Each rider has a lesson plan based upon his or her particular challenge, treatment plan, and/or Individual Educational Plan (IEP). These lesson plans are used to attain each rider's individual goals. As our riders progress, the lesson plan grows to include new skills and goals.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Where is the riding center?<br /><br /><br /><br />
The center is located in Carencro, LA at Cherokee Ridge Horse Farm.</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>ATRO is hosting a fundraiser<br /><br /><br /><br />
Saturday, September 14, 2013,<br /><br /><br /><br />
at Lafayette “Cabbage Patch”,<br /><br /><br /><br />
(The“Cabbage Patch” is on the side of Blackham Coliseum  corner of St. Landry St. and Coliseum Rd.  It is also behind Ira Nelson Horticulture Center.)</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>  I would like to thank our sponsors for ATRO Family Fun Day:<br /><br /><br /><br />
        Wm. S. Nacole,  Evangeline Area Scout Office,                     Fontana Center,  Dr. David and Dr. Eldredge ENT, The Little Gym of Lafayette.   </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Thank you<br /><br /><br /><br />
Allison LeBlanc

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