Nearly 100 alumni and friends of IMPACT filled the Women’s Building to celebrate the program’s 35-year history.
IMPACT is a noisy, joyous program providing children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities the opportunity to move their bodies, play with peers and develop a passion for lifelong physical activity.
CPHHS Public Health student Greg Heinonen will be traveling to Washington, D.C., in April to participate in the 22nd annual “Posters on the Hill,” which allows him to present his research to national lawmakers.
Children under age 3 who have or are at risk of a developmental disability are eligible for services to improve cognitive, behavioral and physical skills under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA).
Public Health sophomore Greg Heinonen will be recognized with the prestigious Waldo-Cummings Outstanding Student Award at the 2017 Oregon State University Student Awards Recognition Dinner on May 25.
“The things that parents tell me about their child’s experience in IMPACT touch my heart,” Rena says. “The program means a lot to them. For many, not only do their child’s physical skills improve, but so does their confidence and ability to make friends.”