Ailene with Swim Angelfish was interviewed on Fox News Street Talk

We were honored to have our co-founder, Ailene Tisser’s, recent Angelfish Therapy interview replayed by at Fox Channel 5 WNYW. If you haven’t had a chance to see Ailene in action in her role as professional spokes person click on the picture below as we just got the interview uploaded to our YouTube channel.

Fox Channel 5 WNYW

Camp Move to Learn received to some great press from the Greenwich Time Newspaper

Angelfish Therapy co-founder Ailene Tisser assists Adiel Pasarell
Greenwich Time Newspaper

Adiel has Down Syndrome, and before he came to camp he didn’t have the motor control and the muscle strength to rest with his knees firmly planted on the ground. Camp Move to Learn was originally created to help serve higher-functioning children with disabilities who were too advanced for the special education track but struggled to keep up with their typical peers. Unlike most camps for special needs children that revolve around therapy, Camp Move to Learn also fills kids’ recreational and social needs, with movement and sensory exercises built into the activities. The campers are divided into two groups: movers, or higher-functioning special needs children, and learners, or lower-functioning children. According to Tisser, this was the first year that they had a learner become a mover throughout the course of the camp. The Pasarells and Santiagos met through a group for parents with children with Down Syndrome in Puerto Rico. Tisser said that was the best part, “having kids come that are not able to do something and leave confident and happy, accomplishing things they never thought they could.” When Omar was asked about his favorite part of camp, he started dancing and singing: “I like to move it move it, I like to move it move it” in the locker room.

Our Swim Whisperer program and one of our instructors Jessie Lippi got some great attention in the News Times in Danbury, CT

Flanagan credits her son’s transformation to Swim Whisperers, a program developed by Angelfish Therapy to teach children with autism and sensory motor disabilities the skills to be safe in and near water. Children with these issues tend to have either no fear of water — and therefore, no awareness of the inherent dangers, or are petrified of it.

Charlie Flanagan, 7, of Danbury, laughs in the water with instructor Jessie Lippi, of New Milford
News Times in Danbury, CT