The Washington University NF Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital invite
you to attend our upcoming Club NF event, a FREE therapy and educational
program for children with NF1.
Join us on Saturday, December 1st at the Steinberg Ice Rink, for a morning of ice
skating and family fun! The activities will target and promote development of the
following skills often delayed in children with NF1:
- Gross motor skills, including running, jumping and balancing. Activities that
use large muscle groups strengthen underdeveloped muscles and improve
- Fine motor skills including handwriting, tying shoes, getting dressed and
organizing a school binder.
- Social skills to enable your child to speak in a group, initiate conversation, make eye contact and boost confidence.
It is recommended that children wear a helmet when skating. This is an outdoor
event, so please dress appropriately for weather conditions (gloves, hat and coat).
Parents will sign a waiver at the event in order for their child/children to participate.
Club NF is a FREE program that gives school-aged children (grades K – 8) with NF1 the opportunity to experience therapeutic activities within the community setting. The programs are designed by occupational, physical and/or speech therapists from St. Louis Children’s Hospital to challenge and strengthen all areas of development. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend.The Washington University NF Center thanks the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation for making this program possible.