Japzon helps coordinate Rotary autism project at Brook Lane

August 15, 2010
  • From left, Dr. Kit Japzon, coordinator for the Long Meadows Rotary Club's autism project, Lynn Rushing, CEO of Brook Lane Health Services, and Magnus Dahlgren, Long Meadows Rotary Club president.
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The Brook Lane Autism Program began in June thanks to the vision and generosity of the Rotary Club of Long Meadows.

On July 18, an open house was held at the clinic's North Village location in Hagerstown.

Rotarians Dr. Kit Japzon and Magnus Dahlgren, president of Long Meadows Rotary Club, unveiled a plaque that acknowledges the club's gift to the cause.

Long Meadows Rotary partnered with the Rotary Club of Metro Cebu, Philippines, obtaining a matching grant from Rotary International Foundation for a combined donation of $24,200.

Brook Lane CEO Lynn Rushing and therapist Jenny McFarland cut the ceremonial ribbon at the opening.

Guests and Rotarians toured the program areas and learned about the techniques used in the groups and therapies provided for children with autism.

Brook Lane's six-week Summer Fun program for autistic children ages 3 to 5 is concluding.

The children were given the opportunity to learn and practice emotional expression, as well as, social and relationship functioning skills. Each week featured a new theme that included art, music, and group activities.

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