MU athlete Colleen Kelly with Laticia Ramos and Santa
West Long Branch: A group of 50 student-athletes and coaches of the Monmouth University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (MSAAC) visited the students at the LADACIN Network’s Schroth Center in Wanamassa on December 16. This was the 13th year MSAAC has helped Santa bring gifts to the students at the Center.
LADACIN Network (Lifetime Assistance for Developmental and Challenging Individual Needs) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to provide education, therapeutic, social, residential and support services for people with cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities.
LADACIN is dedicated to equipping and enabling individuals with disabilities to attain the fullest possible participation in an integrated community.
Begun in 1949 as United Cerebral Palsy of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, Inc. it was first founded by a group of parents seeking therapy for their children with cerebral palsy. In 1952 it became United Cerebral Palsy of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, Inc. incorporated.
It continued to grow in locations and services when, in 2003 the organization announced its present name change to LADACIN Network. The organization now provides lifetime assistance to over 2,500 families in 11 facilities.