The Schwartz Center for Children’s 25th Annual Walk

This may be a shocker but this post has absolutely nothing to do with politics but rather it’s purely an appeal for the sake of charity and the children being served by the Schwartz Center of Dartmouth.

I will be participating in the 25th Annual Walk around New Bedford’s Fort Taber for the 3.5 mile course.  The walk will be on Sunday, September 15, starting at 9:30 AM.  This will be the second year that I’ve volunteered to raise money and to walk for this very worthy cause.  My immediate personal goal is to raise $100.00.  Of course, I would love to need to raise that target to a much higher amount thanks to the much appreciated response of everyone.  I’m starting off modestly but I pray for a healthy response to support our special needs children.

I don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat, or unenrolled.  I don’t care if you are a conservative, liberal, or libertarian.  I don’t care if you absolutely hate me and what I personally believe.  What I care about is raising the money necessary to help these children with special needs.  If you would like to help me in this endeavor then you can do so by giving online at

I am simply a volunteer walker who lives in the SouthCoast and I have seen the Schwartz Center at work in the lives of children with special needs.  This is a great and worthy cause.  I am asking for your help and I thank you in advance for your generosity.


Brock N. Cordeiro

Event Information

Each year, individuals, groups of friends, and families form Walk Teams to raise thousands funds to support the programs and services offered by the Schwartz Center for Children. All of the proceeds from the 2013 25th Annual Walk will benefit children with disabilities and special health care needs in Southeastern Massachusetts.

About Our Organization

For over sixty years, the Schwartz Center for Children, in Southeastern Massachusetts, has been the region’s leading provider of education, therapy, and medical care for children with special needs. With a dedicated and experienced staff, we offer: Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Developmental Screenings, Early Intervention, Social Skills Education, Private Day School, Pediatric Specialty Clinics, and more.

Our History

Our work began in 1947 when a parent, Agnes “Posa” Raposa, discovered that there were no local services available for her son who was born with cerebral palsy.  She dedicated her life to helping children with disabilities and together with other parents was the driving force behind the foundation of the Cerebral Palsy Council of Greater New Bedford. The Council established the region’s first educational and treatment opportunities for children with cerebral palsy, and soon added therapies and a number of other programs.  As the reputation of these services spread, parents sought care for children with a variety of disabilities.

In 1971 the Cerebral Palsy Clinic was renamed The Schwartz Center for Children in honor of Dr. Isaac H. Schwartz,  the founding medical director of the Center, for dedicating nearly 25 years to children in the area.

Today the Schwartz Center is a regional leader in addressing the varied needs of families. With the increasing incidence of autism spectrum disorders, services have expanded to address challenges presented by autism, sensory limitations (visual or hearing impairments) and mild to profound  developmental disabilities.

In 2006, with support from the community, we moved to a custom-built facility on four acres of property donated by Stanley Goldstein of North Dartmouth. The wooded setting is safely set back from busy streets but provides convenient access for families and staff.  All services are located on one level, which includes treatment and classroom space, a community meeting room, a parent resource room, a sensory integration room, and a therapy pool.

The Schwartz Center provides support on an individualized basis, tailoring services to the needs of each child and family.  Our staff along with specialists from the renowned Boston medical institutions offer cutting edge therapies and services locally for children with complex medical and developmental disabilities.

Our basic principles and mission have never changed. The Schwartz Center for Children is a beacon of hope, inspiration, and comfort for children with disabilities and their families.  Our goal is to help children achieve their greatest potential, just as “Posa” intended.

– See more at: http://www.schwartzcenterwalk….

About Brock N. Cordeiro