Unique Programs

Block Institute is pleased to offer several unique programs that enable us to enhance the educational, developmental and therapeutic services we provide to children with special needs from ages three through eight years and adults with developmental disabilities who are over age 18

Aquatics — Trained therapists and staff work with our youth and adult populations in our Aquatic Center which is equipped with a heated, fully accessible swimming pool. Our Aquatics program provides a unique therapeutic experience for those in our care.

Pals with Paws — Pet Assisted Therapy — Introduced in 2009 Block Institute's unique Pals with Paws Pet Assisted Therapy Program integrates specially-trained dogs into the Block experience. Working with trained and certified pet therapy handlers, the dogs are used in educational and therapeutic capacities with children and adults in classroom settings and one-on-one. The dogs are also integrated into our adult programs, helping individuals learn the responsibilities of animal care.