All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC

by Back In The Saddle Equine Therapy Center
Vetted

Summary

Hippotherapy: using horse interactions to leverage gains made by physical, occupational, and speech therapists, as well as mental health practitioners increasingly moves into mainstream medical practice. At BITS ETC we can make a difference by offering these interventions free of charge to all clients who could be positively impacted by spending time with our therapy herd. Our two most utilized programs target those with autism, or Uniformed Professionals..Veterans, and First Responders.
$30,000.00
total goal
$27,927.00
remaining
21
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

1 in 42 boys in the US lives with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to 2006-2008 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The total cost per year for children with ASD is estimated to be between 11.5 to 60.0 billion dollars. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that include deficits in social communication and social interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.

Solution

BITS ETC impacts 'on the ground' development literally when children say their first words while riding on one of our therapy horses. By offering a medical model of intervention, pairing OT, PT, speech, and mental health practitioners with clients on the spectrum, we can leverage treatment and optimize outcomes for these clients. Using best practices, we hope to bring all our known therapeutic interventions to bear on this devastating disability.

Long-Term Impact

Colorado State University is investing in a "Temple Grandin Research Center" to study the effects of equine interactions on people who live with disabilities. Long term impact is only limited by the size of the equine programs available to this population. Efforts to increase the independence of children born with this disorder can directly impact the cost to society for in-school supports, and adult long term care.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.bitsetc.org
website with videos describing all programs

Organization Information

Back In The Saddle Equine Therapy Center

Location: Hopkinton, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.bitsetc.org
Project Leader:
Pauline Meridien
Hopkinton, NH United States
$2,073 raised of $30,000 goal
 
22 donations
$27,927 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.