GP M.A.D.E. gives $16,000 to the Special Learning Center

The GP M.A.D.E. foundation provided a $16,000 grant to The Special Learning Center in Jefferson City this past week. The Special Learning Center makes a difference every day by providing for comprehensive, early intervention services for children with developmental delays and disabilities. The grant given to the Center will be used to purchase sensory panels.

“For children who are born with developmental disabilities, learning to walk takes more time and effort,” executive director Stephanie Johnson wrote. “In addition to the physical therapy children receive at Special Learning Center, the Center uses equipment like the sensory panel featured in the attached photo.”

Johnson says the sensory panel encourages children to stand to use it, which helps build leg strength and balance.