During this "forced pause" in our lives, we want to encourage everyone to take a few moments to enjoy the opportunity to "just be" with each other, and appreciate the unexpected gift we have been given to spend quality time with our loved ones.
A very special thank you to Celebrate the Children students, parents, and staff, along with CTC and Profectum’s greater community, for participating in this new version of the video montage featuring “Bein’ With You,” and for sharing your special relationships during this challenging time.
Three-Time Grammy Nominated Children's Music Artist, Brady Rymer, wrote "Bein' With You" on the Love Me for Who I Am album based on his experiences at Celebrate the Children school. To learn more, please visit http://www.bradyrymer.com/love-me.
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When their child with autism fell in love with a virtual reality headset, this family developed a program to help train his brain. Today, their software is being tested in classrooms - with amazing results. It's not science fiction - it's Superhuman.
It is with sadness we share the news Harry Wachs, OD passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Harry was a true visionary and pioneer whose knowledge gave us the vision to further advance the development of so many children. He will be greatly missed and always remembered for his wisdom and knowledge. We were so fortunate to be able to work together and we will carry on his legacy at Profectum.
Profectum and Celebrate the Children School will be forever grateful for the genius of Dr. Harry Wachs and all that he contributed to our developmental approaches. Both he and his wife, Ruth, were an integral part of our clinical families. Harry joined his wife, Ruth, Tuesday, but his work will live on forever within CTC, Profectum training programs and many other professional programs that have incorporated Harry’s thinking into their multidisciplinary, progress intervention programs! Profectum will publish a training video on Dr. Wach’s approach in 2017 that will be an invaluable resource to schools and clinics.
Grammy Nominated Children's Music Artist, Brady Rymer, composed Love Me for Who I Am, based on his experiences at Celebrate the Children.
This video tells the story behind Love Me for Who I Am - Songs Celebrating Children of All Abilities, featuring the students at the Celebrate the Children School in New Jersey, who inspired Brady to create this joyful album.
This project matters: it has made a strong connection with children who often find it very hard to connect to their worlds, and it sends kids on the autism spectrum a message of self-confidence and empowerment through rock 'n' roll. Parents and educators nationwide have lauded this collection of original songs, and Brady has appeared at several Autism Speaks events during the past year.
The students at Celebrate the Children School are affected by autism and related conditions. Brady was moved by the stories he heard from the school community, the challenges faced by the students and their families, and by the enthusiasm and boundless energy the children brought to their day-to-day lives. He found himself wanting to write the kids songs of their own -- anthems, really: tunes relating to their own lives, music that would bring them together, songs they could feel great about. The result? 10 songs -- proud and rockin', infectiously fun, open-hearted and uplifting, occasionally heartbreaking -- that illuminate and celebrate the world of a child with autism.
Listen to the music here: https://www.bradyrymer.com/love-me
Produced by Rick Dobbis, myKazootv
Edited by Jon Reitzes
Mixed by John Northcraft
Directed by Alex Rappoport
Monica Osgood has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families for over 30 years. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Celebrate the Children (CTC) School in Denville, NJ. Monica is also the Executive Director and a Founding member of the Profectum Foundation and Limitless.