Jersey Proud: Extraordinary Kids Project

Inclusion with imagination - that is what one pediatric occupational therapist set out to accomplish with her special project.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2021, 3:41 AM

Updated 941 days ago

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Inclusion with imagination - that is what one pediatric occupational therapist set out to accomplish with her special project.
Lynne Weber works with children with physical limitations at Hackensack University Medical Center.
One of the things she does with her patients is coloring, and quickly found out that book illustrations of kids with disabilities didn't do them justice.
Weber took matters into her own hands and created the Extraordinary Kids Project.
It will be a coloring book full of drawings of kids with physical challenges in imaginative scenes - integrating assistive and medical devices like walkers, braces and IV poles.
A Kickstarter campaign helped fund the project. The book is also being offered to hospitals and organizations around the country free of charge.
Weber says 10,000 books have been donated so far.


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