Thursday, June 30, 2016

Best Time to Visit Machu Picchu

Business executive Barry Grummer manages K Restoration and Roofing Corporation, which is based in New Jersey. In his free time, Barry Grummer enjoys traveling, and he most recently visited Machu Picchu in Peru.

An ancient Incan city tucked away in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is a popular destination for tourists who enjoy history, natural beauty, and physical activity. Located near the equator at almost 8,000 feet above sea level, Machu Picchu sees a wide variety of weather. On average, temperatures range from 50 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and the city is almost always surrounded by fog, regardless of the season.

Peak tourist season at Machu Picchu runs from July to August, when the weather is generally dry and the nights are cooler. November through April is the rainy season, with January and February being the rainiest months, but many travelers choose to visit during these months to avoid heavier crowds. This can be a risky move, as weather conditions change rapidly and plans can be easily derailed. The Inca Trail is closed the entire month of February.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Early Intervention Services at DDI Young Autism Program

 A home improvement contractor based in New Jersey, Barry Grummer has served as president of KR&R for more than 15 years. Outside of his professional activities, Barry Grummer supports the efforts of the Young Autism Program at the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI).

A specialty program offered by DDI, the Young Autism Program (YAP) offers a full range of early intervention services for children under the age of three. Approved by the New York State Department of Health, early intervention programs set out to identify developmental delays in young children in areas such as adaptive, physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and communication skills.

The early intervention initiative at YAP provides comprehensive services for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, delivered either at home, in the community, or at the YAP center. Drawing on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, services offered by YAP range from physical and speech therapy to social work and parent training/support. The YAP center also includes valuable learning opportunities such as iPads and classroom computers, peer play, and bilingual support.

To learn more about early intervention services offered by the Young Autism Program at DDI, visit the official website at