Wediko Summer Program Director Mik Oyler, M.Ed., is a panelist for the Eastern Regional Wilderness Therapy Symposium, taking place April 14-15, 2016 in Asheville, NC.
Oyler and his fellow panelists recognize that their conference audience doesn’t need convincing about the importance of outdoor behavioral healthcare programs. These programs are effective; the mental health benefits are clear and have been changing lives for nearly a century. The workshop will focus on improving access to programs like the Wediko Summer Program for more families.
“I am honored to have been invited to share Wediko’s longstanding history exemplifying the combined benefits of nature and therapy in a residential environment,” Oyler said.
The Wediko Summer Program captures the effectiveness of outdoor behavioral healthcare. As a residential treatment option, it combines quality clinical care with a fun, engaging camp experience; creating a space where kids can gain important skills and have fun doing it!
Wediko is proud to have Mik Oyler’s voice and experience representing outdoor behavioral healthcare programs at the symposium; showcasing effective opportunities like the Wediko Summer Program and further advocating for more families to experience the benefits firsthand.
“I am particularly excited to highlight the clinical implications of a truly diverse student population,” Oyler said. “Having prioritized this population for over 80 years, we are excited to help other programs increase their accessibility.”
Oyler’s presence on this panel isn’t the only way in which Wediko’s leadership is advocating for increased accessibility. Executive Director Amy Sousa, Ph.D. offers direction regarding the cost of care for families of children with disabilities.
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