Beads of Courage, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and teens coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them through our Arts-in-Medicine Programs. We believe in creating a context for caring transactions to transpire through our community and encouragement programs. Since 2005, Beads of Courage, Inc. has established collaborative partnerships in caring with over 200 hospitals nationally and internationally, and worked with several community organizations to make healing happen through the use of beads as a historical art form.
Child's Play seeks to improve the lives of children in pediatric hospitals and other child welfare facilities through the kindness and generosity of the video game community and the power of play.
Connect-123 partners with universities to provide career-related internship; service and learning; and practicum programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Shanghai,and Sydney. Since 2008, we have run Child Life programs in South Africa and, more recently, we have developed a 4-week Child Life Practicum in Cape Town, which follows ACLP guidelines. The program, which is led by Sharon McLeod, a past president of ACLP, is one of the few international practicum experiences available to Child Life students and, this year, was a finalist for the GoAbroad Innovation Awards. Please come talk with us or get in touch to learn more!
Fully Loaded Electronics is proud to provide gaming systems loaded with games and ready to play! We take all your patients' favorite gaming systems - Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Apple iPad - and load with their favorite games so they are ready to play. No internet, no discs, no hassle! We offer supporting accessories like mobile carts, security cases and tethers. We customize to make sure we fit your needs and your budget.
Kids Kicking Cancer provides free programming for children in mind-body techniques of martial arts. Our mission-to ease the pain of very sick children while empowering them to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally. Through innovative programming merging modern integrative medicine with martial arts, Kids Kicking Cancer addresses overwhelming needs of sick children. Specially-trained black-belt martial artists teach breathing, visualization, relaxation, and therapeutic martial arts to empower children and provide them with power, peace and purpose.
For over 25 years, game systems from Kidzpace Interactive have occupied and entertained children of all ages and their families in healthcare facilities. We build a variety of cabinets, carts and kiosks complete with our Touch2Play systems or with Xbox One, PS4 or Nintendo Switch video games. Many models are available for use in waiting areas, playrooms, patient rooms lobbies, lounges and many other locations in hospitals and clinics. Our systems are perfect for donations and fundraising efforts. Our Touch2Plays offer wonderful on-screen donor recognition features.
MediKin teaching aides provide hands-on explanations of medical diagnosis and treatment procedures for pediatric patients and their families/caregivers in a non-threatening manner using adapters and overlays with actual medical equipment. They engage a child's curiosity and calm their fears plus assist with language barriers.
Medcalm is an international leader in patient engagement wellness video programming. We are the number one aggregator of the very best in relaxation/wellness/spiritual/art content and the provider of pediatric programs for relaxation: BLUE MONKEY PLANET is the first pediatric TV channel of its kind! It includes 12 on-demand programs pre-packaged for hospital networks. These programs, by best-selling authors, sound healing musicians and pediatric psychologists, help children and their families prepare for surgery, lessen their pain and support their recovery. BLUE MONKEY PLANET content is made for relaxation, healing and fun. Hospitals and families can be assured that the content is suitable and appropriate for children of all ages.
Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston, MA that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. Since 2011, Team IMPACT has matched more than 1,400 children with more than 500 colleges and universities in 47 states, reaching over 35,000 participating student-athletes. The child joins the athletic team and the student-athletes join the child's support team. Throughout the journey, the child gains strength, camaraderie and support while the student-athletes experience lessons of courage, resiliency and perspective they can't learn in a classroom.
A stepping-stone to becoming a Child Life Specialist! Our FULLY ONLINE courses are designed to prepare you for CCLS Certification Exam.
As of May 13, 2020. Exhibitor list subject to change.