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PACT hosts pet day picnic in honor of 10th anniversary

Libertyville, IL ... Condell's Pediatric Alternatives in Creative Therapy (PACT) will be hosting its annual Pet Day Picnic in honor of its 10-year anniversary on Sunday, September 15 at the Adler Park Pavilion, Route 21, south of 137 in Libertyville.

From 11 am to 2 pm, PACT patients and their families will enjoy refreshments, balloon animals, music by Tricia Alexander, a canine demo unit and the favorite "Dress Like Your Pet" contest.

PACT is a unique medical support service in Lake County for children and teens with neuromuscular disorders, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries, as well as those with developmental delay and speech-language disorders. PACT also treats children with genetic and congenital anomalies, structural abnormalities, such as cleft palate, and hearing/vision problems, sensory integration dysfunction and those receiving radiation or chemotherapy treatments.

Staffed with an interdisciplinary team of professionals, including physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), speech-language pathologists and a social worker, PACT partners with the family, school, physician and community to provide comprehensive intervention, as well as an individualized treatment program for each child.

With its start in 1992, PACT began with just four patients and was the first hospital-based program of its kind in Lake County. Today, PACT serves approximately 130 families and the demand for its services continues to grow.


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