FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MICKEY REED AT 302-332-5214

Intro to Disabilities

HCC OTA PROGRAM TO STAGE PUPPET SHOW FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-6

BRIDGEPORT – Students in Housatonic Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program will stage a puppet show for children ages 3-6 on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m..

The puppet show, using Kids on the Block puppets, will introduce children to the concept of disabilities.

The OTA field has been called a “blue chip” career field because of the high starting salaries OTAs make – $45,000 per year on the average – and the fact that the need for OTAs will increase as the 76 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 reach retirement age.

“HCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is designed to meet the growing need for OTAs, the front-line caregivers in the occupational therapy world,” said OTA Program Coordinator Mickey Reed.

“The program is designed to train competent people who enjoy helping people develop skills for the job of living,” she said. “It’s particularly appealing to people who want to help others but find medical professions like nursing too stressful.”

Reed noted that OTAs and so much in demand that most students are scooped up within three weeks of graduation.

The puppet show will be held in the Upper Atrium in Lafayette Hall on the HCC campus. For reservations or more information, call 203-332-5214.

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard.