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Santa’s Enchanted Forest Works With Children’s Charities

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Santa’s Enchanted Forest Works With Children’s Charities

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Santa’s Enchanted Forest Works With Children’s Charities

  1. 1. Santa’s Enchanted ForestWorksWith Children’sCharities
  2. 2. Santa’s Enchanted ForestWorks WithChildren’s Charities Brian Shechtman owns and operates Santa’s Enchanted Forest, a seasonal amusement park in Miami. Brian Shechtman’s responsibilities include selecting rides for the park and marketing through nonprofit organizations.
  3. 3. Santa’s Enchanted ForestWorks WithChildren’s Charities One of these groups, the Broward Children’s Center, is dedicated to promoting independence for children with disabilities.The center, formally known as the Children’s Comprehensive Care Center, offers services in social work, physical therapy, and education.
  4. 4. Santa’s Enchanted ForestWorks WithChildren’s Charities The center helps young people use assistive technology to work with computers. Its innovativeCamera Mouse, created at Boston College, translates head movements into motions of a mouse on the screen. It is intended for children who cannot coordinate their hands but can move their heads, such as those with ALS, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, and other disorders.
  5. 5. Santa’s Enchanted ForestWorks WithChildren’s Charities The only required equipment is a webcam andWindows computer. BostonCollege has trained the center’s health care professionals in its use. Instruction for Camera Mouse lasts one or two days and features demonstrations, case studies, support, and free software for games and educational applications.

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