Kids On The Move pro­gram cel­e­brates 30th an­niver­saryBy

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - Heather Bow­er­sFrom

two moth­ers con­cerned about their chil­dren with Down syn­drome to a large fa­cil­ity serv­ing more than 2,500 chil­dren and fam­i­lies, Kids On The Move is cel­e­brat­ing its growth with a 30th anni- ver­sary cel­e­bra­tion on Aug. 19. The par- ty will be­gin at 5:30 p.m. at the Kids On The Move Fields lo­cated at 475 W. 260 North in Orem. RSVP is re­quired — email kids@kotm.org or call 801-221-9930 ext. 100. All com­mu­nity mem­bers who are in- ter­ested in cel­e­brat­ing this spe­cial day are in­vited. This free event will fea­ture a zip line, food, games, bounce houses and en- ter­tain­ment for all ages.

Kids On The Move is ded­i­cated to sup- port­ing the healthy de­vel­op­ment of young chil­dren and fam­i­lies throughout Utah County. Specif­i­cally in Springville, Kids On The Move helps com­mu­nity mem­bers with their Early Head Start, Autism and Respite care pro­grams.

Early Head Start is a pro­gram de­signed to en­hance chil­dren’s phys­i­cal, so­cial, emo­tional and in­tel­lec­tual de­vel­op­ment by sup­port­ing par­ents in their crit­i­cal pa- rental roles. Our Autism cen­ter is the lead- ing provider for chil­dren ages 2 and older liv­ing with Autism Spec­trum Dis­or­der. Kids On The Move helps fam­i­lies ad­dress all their spe­cific needs at any func­tion- ing level. Through respite care, par­ents of chil­dren with spe­cial needs have the op­por­tu­nity for short periods of rest they need to re­lieve stress, re­new energy and re­store bal­ance.

Par­ents want the best child­hood of their kids, but life isn’t per­fect and some­times they need lit­tle help. Kids On The Move be­lieves in the po­ten­tial of all chil­dren and fam­i­lies. They help fam­i­lies ad­dress the unique needs of their young chil­dren to build the essential root sys­tem they need to grow and reach new heights. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit kotm.org or call 801- 221-9930.

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