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About AIM / What is AIM

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Who We Are

AIM (Adventures In Movement) for the Handicapped, Inc. is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1958 and our national and only office is located at 945 Danbury Rd, Dayton, Ohio, 45420. Dr. Jo A. Geiger, Founder and National Executive Director, in cooperation with dedicated doctors and educators, combined their knowledge and talents in testing and evaluating various movement that would be most beneficial and easily adaptable to individuals with visual, hearing, emotional, learning, orthopedic, or coordination problems. The AIM Method of Specialized Movement Education is the result of their combined efforts. 

There is never a charge for our service and no one is ever turned away. All funds are derived through donations from individuals, foundations, businesses, corporations, organizations, memberships, and fund-
raising events. AIM for the Handicapped is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax deductible.


Our Mission Statement

Our goal is to help individuals with visual handicaps, hearing impairments, emotional or learning disabilities, autism and orthopedic or coordination problems to achieve their highest potential through the AIM Method of Specialized Movement Education.

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The AIM Method

The AIM Method is a four-level movement program, always done to music that retrains the brain and aids in the development and improvement of fine and gross motor skills, focusing, following direction, as well as balance and coordination.

Consistency and repetition are key in the AIM Method. These two elements teach timing and concentration, which improve all areas of learning: speaking, reading, writing and retention. Self-confidence and esteem are also enhanced. As success increases, so does motivation for more movement.

The AIM class is a structured thirty–minute session which includes:

• Fifteen minutes of specialized rhythmical
movements given in consistent sequences.
  
• Ten minutes of gross motor movements,
which incorporate walking, jumping, hopping,
skipping and sliding.

• Five minutes of creative movement using
games, songs and other activities to
encourage and enhance movement, and the AIM class is always FUN!

Classes

We hold classes in our Nancy Lopez Training Center in our Dayton office, in schools, hospitals, senior centers and rehabilitation facilities.

The AIM Water Program
Held on Saturday from January to April at the University of Dayton's natatorioum. AIM in the water allows students who have limited mobility to have greater freedom of movement. And as always, the kids have fun!

To find out more about AIM classes, clink on our Contact link. To learn more about implementing the AIM Method in your school or facility, please see our Workshops page.

There is never a charge for our services.

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Who Benefits from AIM?

All ages from newborn to the elderly can benefit from the AIM Method.  AIM is adaptable for any person with any of the following disabilities or disorders:

• Intellectual Disability

• Autism

• Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

• Severe Behavior Disorder (SBD/SBD)

• Traumatic Brain Injury

• Hearing Impaired

• Visually Impaired

• Orthopedic Impairment

Those who’ve experienced cerebrovascular accidents, brain damage, memory disorders, such as dementia and Alzheimer's, arthritis, or orthopedic conditions may also benefit from the AIM Method.

AIM is also proven to be beneficial for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary students in aiding the natural development of fine and gross motor skills, balance, coordination, focus and concentration.

There is never a charge for our services.

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