The John E. Fogarty Foundation Awards ESRI $2,400 to Enhance the Early Intervention Lunch Bunch Feeding Group

Wakefield, RI – Easter Seals RI Early Intervention services was granted $2,400 from The John E. Fogarty Foundation which will allow the organization to purchase needed materials and provide training for therapists involved with the Lunch Bunch Feeding Group.

This SOS (sequential oral sensory) approach is a feeding program which is nationaly-recognized for developing the feeding skills of young children to help them with problematic feeding behaviors in a variety of settings.

The materials and trainings funded through this generous grant will allow Easter Seals RI to expand our expertise in the field of feeding services, and to continue to provide exceptional services to our Early Intervention clients. This group will provide parents with a team approach on how to increase their child’s comfort level with food in a non-stressful way.

Early Intervention services are designed to enhance the development of infant and toddlers (birth to age 3), if the child is experiencing developmental delays, has a certain diagnosed condition, or whose circumstances are likely to result in significant developmental problems.

It is the goal of Easter Seals RI Early Intervention services to ensure that a child’s development is on track during those critical early years. Concerns addressed during this time can prevent secondary problems that may interfere with learning, playing, building friendships, and developing self-confidence.

About Easter Seals RI
Easter Seals RI provides exceptional services to ensure that all children and young adults with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Last year, Easter Seals RI served nearly 500 clients throughout the state. To learn more about Easter Seals RI, visit

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