Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Gets $3,700 Grant from IP
Memphis, Tenn. (May 6, 2013) – The All Days Are Happy Days summer camp, sponsored by the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) at the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is preparing for its 11th year of activity with the aid of a $3,700 grant from International Paper.
The camp is a unique five-day educational and recreational experience for children between the ages of 6 and 11 with a diagnosis of Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Organized in 2002, the camp was a response to what BCDD team members perceived as a community need for a summer program for children with ADHD. Boling
Center professionals led by David Kube, MD, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and ADHD expert, and Belinda Tate Hardy, LCSW, developed the camp.
The camp’s professional staff, including trainees, offers a curriculum that focuses on understanding ADHD and providing techniques to manage ADHD-type
behaviors. The curriculum reinforces Stop, Think and React (STAR). The STAR program incorporates talking to yourself, thinking before you act, and finally,
Campers participate in a myriad of activities: taekwondo, arts and crafts, music and nature walks. The Jewish Community Center graciously allows campers to
swim free of charge daily. “Without the financial support from International Paper, many campers would not be able to attend this wonderful
camp,” said Hardy, chief of Social Work and technical assistance coordinator for the Boling Center, a unit of the UTHSC College of Medicine.
“Funding from International Paper allows us to provide transportation from the Boling Center to camp. Their generosity also helps to supplement our
services and purchase supplies.”
The Boling Center also enjoys community support from Cummins, Inc., the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program, Tennessee Respite Inc., the Learning
Disability Association, UTHSC, and parents and friends of the camp.
For more information about the All Days Are Happy Days camp, contact Belinda Tate Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Boling Center’s website at www.uthsc.edu/bcdd.
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As Tennessee’s only public, statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
(UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and
the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate and
selected baccalaureate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry,
Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or allied health students — in
addition to medical residents and fellows — at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years,
UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 56,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the
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