VT AMBUCS Honors Mary Ellen Seaver-Reid, MEd, ATP, VT AMBUCS President
VT AMBUCS honors Mary Ellen Seaver-Reid who is retiring this June 2023 from the University of Vermont I-Team, where she served as an Educational Consultant for the Central Vermont Region. Mary Ellen has worked collaboratively with school teams to plan and provide the best education possible for students with complex communication and learning needs through a consultative and training model.
Mary Ellen also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in the College of Education and Social Services at UVM and Special Education Faculty with the Vermont Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (VT-LEND) in the College of Medicine at UVM.
Mary Ellen is also the VT AMBUCS Board President and has served in many roles in our local chapter including Vice President, Bike Event Volunteer, and Grant Writer. Mary Ellen is always there to help and brings much joy and caring to all those who she is in contact with.
Mary Ellen has requested that in lieu of gifts, donations be made to VT AMBUCS. Help us celebrate her career! Please donate here or send a check to:
VT AMBUCS Treasurer
7 Ledgemere Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Molly Tobin, a first year student at the UVM Occupational Therapy Doctoral program, helps to build bikes for Vermont riders on our wish list sponsored by our Vermont AMBUCS Chapter.
Therapy Student Help build bikes for our July 15th Bike Fitting Event- Make a Donation to help donate bikes for kids.
It takes a village...
We want to shout out a BIG THANKS to the many volunteers who are helping us to build bikes for this years event, Including Green Mountain Valley School Students and the UVM OTD Students and Faculty!
If you want to help us please reach out!
Ways to Donate
Sponsor a Rider
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Mail a Check
Checks can be sent to VT AMBUCS Treasurer.
Make Your Check Payable to: VT AMBUCS
Please email Peggy Owen-Sands for the address.
VT AMBUCS is Celebrating our 15th Anniversary!
National AMBUCS is celebrating 100 years, and VT AMBUCS is celebrating 15 years!vWe are so grateful for all your support and help. Over 500 riders have been able to get an AMTRYKE from our volunteer organization. We could not have done this without all of your help! It takes a village and what a wonderful community we have in VT.
We'd love to celebrate with you all. Please come to our Pizza Party on October 22nd, 2022 from 10am-2pm! All are welcome to attend. We're combining this with our first round of bike pick ups! The event will be held at the Waitsfield Elementary School from 10-2 with pizza lunch served from 11-1!
Additionally, we have begun fundraising for all the kids currently on our waiting list! If you have not donated lately please consider it and please ask your employer to match your donations. Donations can be made to our 15th Anniversary Fund.
RSVP by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite Pizza type and the number of people planning to attend. This is the first event as we kickoff our year long celebrations!
Aiden Colangeli AMBUCS Memorial Fund
Aiden Colangeli passed away unexpectedly on February 18, 2022, in his home in Bristol, Vt. He was just 16 years old.
Aiden was born in Burlington, Vt., on May 22, 2005. He was an only child. Throughout his life, Aiden had physical and cognitive challenges, which didn’t stop him from being an integral part of his community. He persevered with an unsinkable spirit through many medical challenges. He was nonverbal but communicated in many ways that showed he cared and had a huge heart. He shared his love of life with those who could see him by lighting up the room upon entry with his positive nature and easy smile.
Aiden was a sophomore at Champlain Valley Union High School, where he enjoyed acceptance in the learning community and was supported by a skilled and passionate team of professionals. Aiden enjoyed the outdoors and reveled in taking in the beauty of nature. He loved watching clouds drift by on a sunny day, scanning the sky for airplanes, visiting with family and friends, dancing to music, and sharing special gifts. His legacy will be his final gift of organ donation.
Aiden is survived by his mother, Corinne Hayes, of Bristol, Vt., and father, Steven Colangeli, of Charlotte, Vt., as well as stepparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Bristol Rescue Squad, Middlebury Regional EMS and Vermont Ambucs bikes would be appreciated.
All dollars donated to this fund will go directly towards the purchase of a bicycle for individuals like Aiden who loved to ride.
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