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Take Me Out to the Ballgame event for cerebral palsy patients

Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center hosted its annual “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” carnival and picnic for children with cerebral palsy last Saturday.

Lean Six Sigma process gives neurology a new look

Young patients will be charmed by the fun wall art.

Akron Children’s neurology patients will notice a brighter “neighborhood” feel on their next visit with colorful tulips, trees and birds on the walls and, more importantly, a more efficient, streamlined flow for getting in and out of appointments. The redesign of the neurology department is just the start of massive remodeling of the hospital’s neurodevelopmental science center.

Cancer patients experience wonder and magic of the circus at Camp Ed Bear

Camp Ed Bear

For the past 32 years, cancer and blood disorder patients from Akron Children’s Hospital have had an opportunity for fun and adventure with their hospital caregivers during the weekend-long Camp Ed Bear. And this year’s circus theme was a hit with campers of all ages.

KidJam! Studio in hospital’s expressive therapy center welcomes its first patient

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The Summit.FM celebrated the opening of the KIDJAM! Radio™ Broadcast Recording Studio in our Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy last Friday. The studio offers young patients a unique radio broadcast recording experience, as part of programming through Akron Children’s existing center.

Mahoning Valley patients meet Thunderbirds pilots in exclusive meet and greet event

Photo: Eric M. White, GS-09, 910AW/PA, Public Affairs Specialist

Thirteen patients from Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley attended the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds exclusive Meet and Greet event in May. All patients received a program, poster and pin from the Thunderbirds, an elite group of pilots who perform aerial demonstrations.

Dance class offers fun, friendship and therapy to kids with special needs (Photo Gallery, Video)

Every Wednesday evening, dancers of all ability levels and both genders assemble in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy under the direction of the cheerful, effervescent Lightfoot. Don’t tell the kids, but they are having a therapy session. They think they are just having fun with a bunch of friends.