HOPE SPRINGS EQUESTRIAN THERAPY INC Overview
Target demographics: Children (age 2+) and adults with a wide range of disabilities. Many of our riders are on the autism spectrum, including PDD, ODD, Asperger’s, and ADHD. Others face intellectual developmental delays (IDD), have cerebral palsy, or were disabled as the result of an accident, including spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Over the years, we have used equestrian therapy to benefit riders with a variety of disabilities, chronic diseases, and at-risk behaviors.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Nearly 100 individuals received our services last year.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help a child or adult with disabilities benefit physically and mentally from therapeutic riding lessons
Geographic areas served: Most of our riders live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties, and northern Delaware.
Programs: Therapeutic Riding Lessons, Summer and Winter Camps, At-Risk Youth Day Camps, and Innovative Special Education Programs