Inter-disciplinary Team Provides Ideas, Resources and Support

Jessica knew her son, Jojo had autistic tendencies just after his first birthday. He lost eye-contact, his speech did not progress and he would not eat. He began repetitive behaviors and did not meet developmental milestones like his older siblings. He acted as if other people around him did not exist. “I tell family and […]

Lights, Camera, Graduation!

Lights, Camera, Graduation! The theme for Pre-K Graduation this year was a red carpet celebration of achievements. In a year that has been remarkably different than most of us have ever known, I wondered what the ceremony had in store for everyone. The answer is it had a little bit of everything, in all the […]

Providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is Rewarding Work

“I remember the very first time I had a child verbalize a simple “no” instead of having a tantrum behavior – that’s when I knew that what I was doing was making an impact,” said Danielle Parrott, Autism Specialist for Rainbows. Danielle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). “This impact may not have been […]

Blarney Breakfast

Osbaldo is a sweet, affectionate, and loving child. He loves going to school and playing with other children. He loves to play basketball and swim at the YMCA. Osbaldo has Autism and sometimes struggles to communicate. He is able to use simple words but will rarely use phrases. Since he does not say phrases, his […]

Karis Sparks

The definition of the name Karis describes Karis Sparks perfectly: “A highly unique, interesting person who is worth taking the time to know. Karis is witty, intelligent, passionate, and wise.” A master of organization with a sense of humor, Karis Sparks is the Targeted Case Management/Autism Program Assistant. Karis started working at Rainbows through a temp agency and […]

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Until recently I had not had a personal experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). A family friend’s son was diagnosed last year and in working at Rainbows, I have had the privilege to speak with families of children with ASD. It has been amazing to me to learn about these […]