there a deposit? How much is it and when is
deposit is $250 and is due May 1 for the
June session, and the week after the June
session for the August session. You can send
your deposit by check to BRIGHT, 870
Larkspur Dr., Brookfield,
WI 53045. Or you can use the on-line
donation feature to the left.
does the therapy start?
therapy will start with an evaluation on
I need to send information in advance?
more information we can get in advance, the
less time the evaluation will take.
Summaries from current doctors/therapists,
video tape and a baseline GMFM (Gross Motor
Function Measure) would all be helpful
is an appropriate age for the therapy?
age would be appropriate. Under one year is
a little tougher for movement based therapy,
but our Scientific Advisors feel that this
age is critical for therapy. So, no real
lower limit. As for an upper limit, again no
real limit as long as the caretakers could
assist the therapists with any physical
challenges of an older larger person.
arrangements will there be for siblings?
have some budget for aides who could assist
with the siblings. If there is enough demand
for it, we can look into a daycare
arrangement as well. We are counting on
getting several volunteers from the local
universities to help with the project and
this is the kind of thing that would be
perfect for them to help with. In
the June event, the grounds have lots of
activities for kids. There is a pool
(although we would be limited to a two hour
period where we have the pool) and nature
trails. Also, they have a game room with
pool tables, ping pong tables, etc. In
August, the hotel has an indoor and outdoor
pool with water slides, game room, etc. Also
the area has tons of activities for the
is a therapy that focuses on allowing the
child to learn high quality movement
patterns. It is very gentle and does not
believe in pushing the child to do something
that they are not ready for. You can read
more here: http://www.brightonline.org/id4_1.html.
is Euro Team style therapy?
Team style therapy is therapy that is like
the therapy you may receive at Euromed in
Poland or other such locations. The key
about these programs is the intensity. The
Euro Team style therapy has therapists
working with your child intensively for a
period of time. During that period the goal
is to achieve real improvement. i.e. taking
first steps, walking independently, etc. So,
our goal is to provide that intense hands-on
therapy as well as use some of the tools
such as e-stim, treadmill, TheraTog suit,
etc. Finally, we will also use aqua therapy
(water) as well as hippotherapy (horseback
will the days be structured?
your child is going to receive four hours of
therapy a day, there will be a two hour
session in the AM and a two hour session in
the PM, with outings for families in the
the outings handicapped-accessible?
single adults with CP share a room with
any of the therapies going to be on
check-out is on Saturday; therapies will be
I need my own transportation during the
many of the activities will be held on the
grounds and for others, transportation will
be provided. We
would like to try to make some arrangements
for group transportation from the major
airports. As people begin to book their
plane tickets we can work together to see if
we can rent a van to drive several families
and keep cost low. This
cost is not included in the package price.
are the nearest airports?
the table below:
||Distance from Session 1
||Distance from Session 2
|Midway Airport (Chicago)
||89 m/1 hr. 45 min
||204 m/3hrs. 14 min
|O'Hare Airport (Chicago)
||67 m/1 hr. 27 min
|Madison, WI Airport
||76 m/1hr. 18min
||52 m/53 min
|Rockford, IL Airport
||53 m/58 min
||130 m/2 hrs