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Chop Chop

What do you get when you have 17 Rehab Service Technicians wielding 17 chef’s knives for 3 hours under the guidance of a Taekwondo champion? A fabulous lunch of stir fry vegetable chicken; cilantro chicken salad and watermelon, strawberry and mint salad for 20 people! 

Congrats, Grads!

It’s been a busy season of graduation celebrations for staff and clients at Special Tree's residential homes!  The Royal Oak staff held a graduation Open House for Cody M. who earned is diploma from Royal Oak High School on May 31st.    

A Job Well Done

Midland Administrative Assistant Kim Campbell needed an extra box Kleenex on her desk when she came into work on May 24th.  That was her last official day of being a job mentor to Jordon, a 23-year-old student from Midland Public School’s Post-secondary Transition Program for students with special needs. 

I Thought He Walked on Water...


Many years ago my mother was on her front porch which faces a lake.  My father was down by the lake doing work.  A few moments had passed when my mom heard my father shout up to her “Look Syl, I told you I could walk on water.”  As my mother turned, sure enough, there was my father walking across the lake.  

TBI Awareness Day At Ann Visger Elementary

“This is awesome!”  That’s how one elementary student summed up the Brain Injury Awareness Day that Special Tree organized for 300 students at Ann Visger Elementary in River Rouge on March 29 in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Speech Language Pathologists Lauren G. (NCC), Sara K.

Let's Party

Heidi Nadobny, Recreational Therapist

Midland NeuroSkills Center

To the client it’s simply a party, but I like to call it an “acclimation” activity. It’s a nice way for our younger clients who are having issues getting back into the swing of socializing, and spending time with friends to get reacquainted.

RSTs Rock!

You're Never Prepared For This Kind of Left Turn...

CEO Joe Richert's "unabridged" letter from the Spring 2011 Special Edition

Dear Friends,

It’s an exciting time at Special Tree! We’re really looking forward to moving into our new “digs” at the NeuroCare Center. There are other exciting things happening, however, I would like to pen my modest missive to everyone surrounding an incredible journey that our father, Doctor Richert, and family took this spring.

Michigan Quality Council names Special Tree its 2010 State Quality Award Recipient

New Concussion Protocols for High School Athletes

By Kit Pohl, PT, CBIS
Physical Therapist
Troy Neuro Skills Center

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