At a ceremony October 16, BOCES’ MOVE program was formally recognized
for its success in helping students with mobility impairments overcome physical
challenges, build independence and reach individual goals once thought
unattainable. MOVE International Program Manager Julie Sues-Delaney attended
the event to deliver the announcement.
rubber-stamp schools," Sues-Delaney told the crowd. "Broome-Tioga
BOCES is not just a model site, it's an exemplary site."
BOCES first implemented the MOVE program approximately
seven years ago. Since then, dozens of students have seen improved mobility and
independence as a result of the specialized equipment, training and overall
Speaking to those in attendance, BOCES Board President
Sandra Ruffo described the program as “Changing lives one step at a time. Acquiring
abilities that formerly were deemed impossible dreams, elevating those impacted
to new levels of independence, self-respect and pride. MOVE has meant breaking
free of the limitations that previously bound the students in self-fulfilling
prophecies. It has provided our students with hopefulness instead of the
constraints defining who they are, what they had been and what they could
expect in the future.
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