Faculty member honored by Morgan’s Wonderland
Ana Allegretti, Ph.D., OTR, assistant professor of occupational therapy at UT Health San Antonio, will be among five honorees enshrined in Morgan’s Wonderland Wall of Fame Sept. 30.
Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio is the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone. Dr. Allegretti specializes in mobility solutions for children with special needs.
Her Go Baby Go project has provided modified ride-on toy cars for young children with disabilities. The cars enable the children to move themselves independently and participate in play activities, in many cases for the first time in their lives.
In partnership with the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of Teletón USA, Dr. Allegretti provides the cars to the child and family at no charge, thanks to securing grant funding. She also played an important role in preparing for the opening of Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park, fitting new waterproof wheelchairs to ensure safety and mobility for park guests.
The “Free to Soar” Gala and fundraiser on Sept. 30 will include a silent auction, dinner and other festivities in the Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center. Lara Logan, CBS News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent, key contributor to the TV network’s “60 Minutes” newsmagazine and advocate for the special-needs community, will be the featured speaker.