Rainbows will be hosting the 6th Annual GLOW Run | Walk in Augusta on Saturday, May 20. This event includes a GLOW 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run | Walk to benefit children with special needs and their families. All proceeds from the Run | Walk benefit children and families in Butler County.
Through Rainbows’ Early Intervention program in Butler County, professionals serve children and families in Andover, Augusta, Benton, Cassoday, Douglass, Elbing, El Dorado, Latham, Leon, Potwin, Rose Hill, Towanda, Whitewater and everywhere in between.
Known as Bright Beginnings, this program offers a broad spectrum of services to address unique needs that are especially important during a child’s first three years of life. Rainbows United offers 17 of these early intervention services, depending on specific needs, at no cost to families. One of the talented staff members working on Rainbows’ Butler County team is Kim Stewart.
Kim Stewart strives to make a positive change in the lives of people that she works with. She is a Speech Language Pathologist for Rainbows’ Bright Beginnings in Butler County. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders for Speech-Language Pathology from Wichita State University. Kim chose to work as a speech language pathologist because she enjoys working with children and their parents, and she has been an employee at Rainbows for over 10 years.
“Rainbows has made me a better person,” Kim said. “I think I am more understanding and compassionate.”
Kim lives in Emporia and drives to El Dorado each morning as the sun is coming up. During her therapy sessions, she evaluates, treats, or does hearing screenings for children 0-3 in their natural environment, which takes her all over Butler County.
“I have children to see in El Dorado, Towanda, Whitewater, Potwin, Burns, Rosalia, Leon, Latham, Benton, and Elbing. I see children both in town and out on dirt roads. I see some children in their homes, child care centers, or foster homes,” she said.
Kim and her family are very active and love to travel. Some of her favorite trips have been to Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands, and Europe. In the United States, they like traveling to national parks. Kim is a huge Kansas State football and basketball fan. Kim and her husband Bob have one daughter who participates in many sports and activities they enjoy watching.
Professionals like Kim are special individuals who have dedicated their lives to helping children grow. You can also help impact the lives of these children by joining us for the Run | Walk on May 20…Because when You GLOW, They GROW!