REINS is a multi-sensory equine-assisted learning program for children with social, behavioral, and cognitive challenges and children on the Autism Spectrum. Through our experience in individual therapeutic riding lessons and in group lessons with partner schools/organizations, SE has gained a clearer perspective on what it takes to “reach” and impact youth who struggle to manage their behavior, connect positively with peers, and apply sustained effort to a challenging task. These are skills that our families and our partner organizations feel are critical for day-to-day achievement in school.
The goals of REINS are to:
At SE, an EAL experience combining unmounted with mounted activity takes place in a truly “therapeutic” environment. Our organization exists solely to care for animals and extend a warm welcome and a supportive assist to individuals with special needs.
Organizations partnering with Special Equestrians for group activities include the Lakeside School, The Quaker School at Horsham, Central Bucks East High School, and Tamanend Middle School. We offer weekly group sessions and one-day programs, each comprised of both mounted and unmounted components.
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