Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center

Address: 10120 Fire Tower Road
Toano, VA 23168
Phone: (757) 566-1775 Fax: (757) 5661772 Email: info@dreamcatcherswilliamsburg.org Website: https://dreamcatchers.org/

 

"We offer services to people who come as part of a group, such a classroom of students receiving special education or military service members in our Horses For Heroes program. These groups come for two hours each week for an average of ten weeks. The two-hour period allows participants in these groups to gain the maximum benefit from the experience of working on the ground with the horses and riding.
We also provide lessons to individuals who we put into groups. These group lessons are for one hour.  If a student’s needs cannot be accommodated in a group, we will teach that person in an individual lesson.
A PATH certified instructor will lead the lesson that is designed for the specific needs of the rider(s).  The lessons are on a weekly basis and last about one hour.  During that lesson, the rider will be instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking and mounted riding skills.  The skills addressed each week are determined by the rider’s capabilities and their assigned instructor.  Our primary goal at Dream Catchers is to move each rider towards greater independence, and to be there to support them in whatever way needed as they pursue their dreams.
Students at Dream Catchers have been diagnosed with a variety of disabilities that include cognitive, physical, developmental, and emotional challenges.  Below are the most common including and not limited to:
Asperger’s Syndrome
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Cerebral Palsy
Development Delays
Sensory Integration Disorder
Seizure Disorders
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Bi-Polar Disorder
Down Syndrome
Traumatic Brain/Spinal Chord Injury
Stroke
PTSD"

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