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Delegates from the China Disabled Persons Federation visit Community Connections in Fall River

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The group saw how adaptive equipment can help clients expand their mobility and meet therapy goals.

On Friday, July 5, 2013 and again on Monday, July 8, 2013 55 delegates from the China Disabled Persons Federation visited Community Connections’ newest facility in Fall River to learn how the agency provides support and services to assist people with disabilities.

Community Connections welcomed the 55 delegates to tour the program and learn about the agency’s day habilitation, life skills, and employment programs.

“During their visit, the group toured the Commonwealth Landing facility, including the dedicated therapy room, where they were able to see clients using the adaptive equipment to meet their physical and occupational therapy goals,” said Joe Krajewski Vice President of Programs at Community Connections. “We were able to highlight this unique facility that was designed to specifically serve adults with significant medical, physical and cognitive impairment.”

Members of the China Disabled Persons Federation learned how Dee Dee uses a computerized device operated by her head to communicate and run her own business

Delegates learned how Dee uses a computerized device, operated by her head, to communicate and run her own business.

Established in 1988, the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) is tasked with building a network of services for the 83 million persons with various categories of disabilities in China. Headquartered in Beijing with a staff of 80,000, the CDPF has been commissioned by the Chinese government to supervise affairs relating to people with disabilities in China including to help protect their rights and interests and to provide comprehensive services.

“Their visit is educational in nature,” remarked Krajewski. “When they return to China, the members of the delegation will report what they have seen and learned to their respective provinces. Hopefully they will be able to implement some new aspects from the programs that they have seen.”

After completing their visit to Fall River, the group will visit other major cities in the US before returning home.

 

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We were pleased to welcome delegates from China on their visit to Fall River.

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Members of the China Disabled Persons Federation visited Community Connection’s Davol Street center to see how we serve adults with significant medical, physical and cognitive impairment.

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We welcomed the group with a taste of the area – salt water taffy.

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The Chinese delegation presented our program with a gift on each day of their visit.

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Keith shows the delegates how he makes use of his computer to communicate.

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Our staff was thrilled to share some of their favorite local dishes with the delegates.

 

 

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