Father’s Day Bonding Activities

June 16, 2017

Happy Father’s Day! For some reason, finding the perfect gift for Dad always seems a bit more difficult than a month ago when we were purchasing flowers or chocolates, creating homemade art projects, and more to celebrate Mother’s Day. Can you relate? Dads add so much to their children’s lives and today we’d like to help you celebrate him by giving the invaluable gift of quality time. Here are some fun ideas your kids can do to bond with their father. Partner in his pastimes What does your children’s dad do, or wish to do, in his free time? Golf,…Read More

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Summer Travel Ideas for Families with Special Needs

May 22, 2017

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School is out, summer is here, and you’re interested in ideas to entertain your children. Special needs or not, your family can build lasting memories by taking a trip this summer. Trips and adventures will not only provide a great experience in the moment, but they’ll also expand your family’s education of the world around them. Let us help you come up with some fun travel ideas for your family! Local A stay-cation can be quite the adventure with just a little planning to help make your experience unique. Attraction availability will vary by city, but you can check with…Read More

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The Gift of Gratitude for Nurses

May 13, 2017

Thank a Nurse

It’s Nurses Week – have you thanked yours lately? Nurses carry life-dependent responsibilities on their shoulders and all too often their efforts go unrecognized. We’d like to use today’s blog to help you show appreciation to the well-deserving care provider in your or your child’s life. Tell them Appreciation is good for the soul and a sincere verbal “thank you” can make anyone’s day. To show your gratitude, you could tell your nurse how much you value their work, recognize the care they provide, and/or remind them of the progress you guys have made together. What a kind and meaningful…Read More

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Epic Mom Superstar – Sandra Vasquez

May 13, 2017

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It’s our joy and honor to introduce you to Sandra Vasquez! Sandra is an Epic Mom Superstar – this recognition means that our Epic staff has taken notice of the wonderful mother she is and her amazing commitment to the success of her child. Sandra is the mother of Alessander Guerrero-Vasquez, a kind young man who has been diagnosed with autism. Alessander has been receiving speech, occupational, and physical therapy services from Epic Pediatric Therapy for the last 5 years. “Alessander has shown so much improvement in social skills and processing the world around him,” says one of his therapists…Read More

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Epic Mom Superstar – Kimberly Robinson

May 13, 2017

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Kimberly is the proud mother of twin boys, Noah and Christopher Robinson. Both diagnosed with autism, Noah and Christopher joined the Epic family in 2016 for behavior therapy and applied behavior analysis (ABA).  Kimberly has raised such friendly, fun, and engaging young men. They love playing with each other and the Epic staff. Since starting services with Epic, both boys have made a lot of progress with their social and language skills. They are also improving with following schedules and successfully completing new tasks. Kimberly was nominated as a Mom Superstar by Jilian Planer of our Epic Developmental Services division….Read More

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Epic Superstar Double Feature: Catherine and Solange

May 9, 2017

Catherine and Solange

It’s National Nurses Week and we’re thrilled to celebrate our Epic Nurses! We have so many wonderful individuals serving on our team, but today we’d like to shine the spotlight on two Epic Superstars. Catherine Mabuye Catherine provides pediatric private duty nursing services in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has been in the Epic family since 2012. Catherine is a superstar nurse not only for the amazing work she does daily with the Epic kiddos, but for her longstanding tenure and dependability. “You can count on Catherine to accurately handle our patients’ orders, feedings, and medication administration,” says Catherine’s supervisor…Read More

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Nurses Go Beyond the Call of Duty

May 8, 2017

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The role of a nursing professional is a labor of love to be celebrated! From dispensing medicine, treating wounds, and monitoring patient vital signs, nurses keep patients alive and help them thrive. While they successfully manage all of the aforementioned responsibilities, Epic home health nurses go far beyond their call of duty.  We’d like you to join us in recognition and appreciation of these individuals who do so much for the Epic family. Your nurse becomes your family’s friend. Our nurses often become an extension of the family when caring for our pediatric patients. Spending weeks, months, and years with…Read More

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Epic Superstar – Mathew McAuliffe

May 2, 2017

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A five year old firecracker, Mathew McAuliffe, is this week’s Epic Superstar! Mathew has been apart of the Epic family since 2013 and Erin McAuliffe, his mother, says, “Mathew’s life has no doubt changed for the better thanks to the support and care of his Epic nurses. The Epic team has given me peace of mind, and to a mother this is priceless.” Mathew’s mother speaks straight to our mission, vision, and company values. Our company exists for the sole purpose of improving the lives of our patients and their families. Diagnosed with Turner syndrome and autism, Mathew faces many health challenges as he…Read More

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Jarod Vile – Epic Superstar

April 26, 2017

Jarod Vile

If you ask Becky Doyle, executive director for Epic Developmental Services in Trevose, about a moment that stands out to her during her time working with Jarod Vile—this month’s Epic Patient Superstar—she’s quick to recall Jarod’s re-enactment of the dance from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. “He stood up in front of the entire camp at a talent show and knew every single move for that dance,” Becky says. That was about eight years ago, and it’s moments like this that demonstrate just how far 15-year-old Jarod has come since being diagnosed with autism PDD-NOS at 2 ½ years old….Read More

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5 Parental Tips for Special Needs Summer Camp

April 25, 2017

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Summer is just around the corner which means many of us are planning for how we will manage child care coverage and foster learning and fun for our kids. Summer camp can be an intimidating adventure, especially for families of children that have special needs. Great news! The world, including summer camp, is constantly improving on special needs inclusion. If you’re considering signing your child up for a summer camp, here are five tips to help your family have a successful experience. Selecting the Right Camp Nowadays camps are hosting opportunities for you and your child to see the camp…Read More

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