The Center for Integrative and Innovative Therapies (CIIT Medical Center) and Bridging Kids Integrated Playgroups debuted their partnership on Jan. 7 with arts and crafts and reading activities for children ages 3 to 8 years-old in Plainview.
The children created magic hats with paint and read along with instructors on educational children’s books. The CIIT Medical Center will continue to host Bridging Kids playgroups at its Plainview office at 131 Sunnyside Boulevard in 2018 on Sunday’s at 11 a.m. The next two playgroups are on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. (arts and crafts) and Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. (yoga).
The CIIT Medical Center, also known as the Center for Integrative & Innovative Therapies is a comprehensive treatment center located in Plainview. The CIIT Center’s group of medical experts are highly regarded experts in their fields of medicine. The team includes biomedical doctors, neurologists, neuropsychologists, chiropractic neurologists, nurses and various therapists, such as physical, occupational, speech and behavioral therapists—all under one roof.
Right off the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway, the CIIT Center is more than 12,500-square-feet and features advanced therapy protocols such as IV therapy (including chelation), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), sensory integration, functional neurology, chiropractic neurology, various therapy programs and more. The CIIT Center also performs state-of-the-art, extensive diagnostic testing to get to the core problem of chronic illness. The medical professionals perform brain mapping, which is a diagnostic “GPS” to the brain. The CIIT Center specializes in various conditions such as concussion and traumatic brain injuries, autoimmune disorders, thyroid conditions, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, autism spectrum disorder and much more.
Bridging Kids Integrated Playgroups, Inc., is the only nonprofit of its kind in New York dedicated to providing integrated programming for special needs kids, their typically developing peers, siblings and families. They offer arts and crafts, music, yoga, cooking and other exciting programs. We strongly believe in integration so that special needs children learn from peer modeling, and typically developing children learn social acceptance from an early age. Ultimately, this leads to a supportive environment and friendships not only for all of the children, but for the parents and families as well.
Since the program began in Feb. 2017, it has welcomed more than 150 children and families from across Long Island and parts of New York City. All of the programs are run by certified instructors in their respective fields including special education, music and yoga.