LINDA B WITH GIRL:

  MOVE began in
  Bakersfield, California in
  1985.Kern County
  Superintendent of
  Schools special
  education teacher
  Linda Bidabe, with a
  team of special
  education staff and
  a physical therapist,
  began a study to
  assess the condition
  of students with
  severe disabilities.
  Today MOVE has
  trained over 25,000
  people. Curriculum
  is translated in
  15 languages, and
  MOVE exists in
  more than 20
  countries!

The Mission of MOVE
HOME HANDS RAISED:
MOVE International seeks to improve the overall quality of life for people with disabilities (regardless of age or cause of disability) and the people who care for them. MOVE promotes fuller participation in homes, schools, work, health facilities and community life to encourage the dignity and hope such participation brings.


MOVE
MOBILITY OPPORTUNITIES VIA EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

IS A 501C3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION


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THE IMPACT OF KELLY'S LIFE

BIG STRIDES


HOME TRAM: Children and adults with profound disabilities (regardless of the cause of the disability i.e. birth, disease, illness, tragedy, war, or aging) - and their care providers and educators - benefit from innovative techniques and trainings of MOVE®. Many individuals who had little to no hope now have opportunities for inclusion within families, agencies, schools and centers, and communities.

MOVE International is a philosophy... a way of life; and proven practice that individuals with profound disabilities can learn to:
  • SIT to eat and often participate in activities, education, and even employment;
  • STAND such as washing at a sink, food prep, and upright toileting, improving circulation and respiratory health; 
  • WALK to move to a new place, participate in play or complete tasks (from with and without support); 
  • TRANSITION from bed to chair, sitting to standing, etc.; and
  • TOILETING AND HYGIENE WITH DIGNITY (vs. being diapered horizontally like an infant) from varying levels of learning bladder control to upright toileting with integrity using equipment such as a Support Station, and increasing health and reducing skin irritations and hospitalizations.
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