New Learning Center at Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
Thanks to the financial support of the Hallenbeck and Kalman families, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester will cut the ribbon of the new William “Bill” Hallenbeck Learning Center on June 20.
A building that originally had only a wheelchair accessible pavilion and therapeutic swimming pool now features air conditioning, heating, a classroom and a kitchen as well as wheelchair accessible showers and restrooms.
According to Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, the original structure desperately needed a renovation “to enhance the safety, medical and social needs of the children and adults” who attend the organization’s programs.
The pre-existing structure was built with an open design and was left unfinished, only optimal for summertime use, but the now-renovated learning center can be used year round.
Cerebral Palsy Westchester named the building after William Hallenbeck, former executive board member. The organization said in a press release, “Bill’s selfless dedication and support to Cerebral Palsy of Westchester we are truly grateful for. Bill was instrumental in changing the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities.”
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester works to provide services to children and adults with various developmental disabilities including Autism, neurological impairments, intellectual disabilities, mental retardation, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.