Harrison is proof.

On July 18, 2019, Harrison and I walked out of Rainbows United, Inc. hand in hand for the last time. He was an undeniably different child than he was when he first entered those colorful doors almost two years earlier.  Harrison was two-and-a-half years-old when Travis and I started having serious concerns about his development. […]

In and Around Wichita or At Home

Life has gotten a little crazy during these unprecedented times, and families may not be able to attend activities within the community due to taking precautions to prevent COVID-19 exposure. Events and classes are canceled or might be difficult to manage with toddlers safely. Since communities have changed a bit here in 2020, families are […]

Learning and Growing Through Pandemic Challenges

The precautions against COVID-19 have come with many challenges as well as many added joys to both my personal and work lives. Looking back over the last almost four months, I realize how much I have learned and grown as a therapist while working from home. Working from home has presented several unique challenges. The […]

SPECIAL REPORT: EDUCATION

By Kirk Seminoff  Associate Editor, Wichita Business Journal  You think you have had it tough working remotely during Covid-19? Think about the challenge of working with babies and toddlers who are developmentally delayed as part of Rainbows United’s early intervention program. Where before mid-March those educators were sitting on the floor, teaching and laughing with […]

Rainbows’ Infant/Toddler Services

“Rainbows has been with us through this journey since the day I brought Drake home,” said Ashton, Drake’s mom. “Not having them available with all the help and love they have given, I would be lost.  He has grown so much in the last three years doing things we never thought he would.”  Drake was […]

Jamee Funk, Rainbows’ Infant/Toddler Services

As a Physical Therapist with Rainbows’ Infant/Toddler Services, Jamee Funk normally sees between 4-7 families a day. She works with families in their homes and sometimes daycare facilities, teaching and coaching family members how to help their child in a playful manner.  During COVID-19, Rainbows continues to provide services to children with special needs and […]

COVID-19 and Infant/Toddler Services

“When he sees her face on the screen, he gets so excited,” said Beckett’s mom, Alli when she talks about the speech therapy he gets by tele-therapy through Rainbows. “Beckett will pull out his toys and talk to Peggy. He likes to hold the phone and engages with Peggy by mimicking her sounds. He will […]

Community supports virtual event

Three-year-old Zoe loves horses and Peppa Pig.  She is a happy, quiet child who has a genetic disorder that shows symptoms similar to Autism. Both Zoe and her older brother Romeo have received services through Rainbows’ Infant/Toddler Services and now Targeted Case Management. Zoe has mobility difficulties which require the need for SMO foot braces. […]

Alexia Foster, Infant/Toddler Services

https://rainbowsunited.org/team/alexia-fosterWhen I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”-Fred Rogers That is why I love this program. There are always people helping.-Alexia J. Foster