Therap has a new Colorado agency – Welcome Caprock Behavioral Services in Grand Junction, Colorado!
Caprock is a highly specialized treatment and supervision program serving individuals with developmental disabilities who have extensive behavioral challenges. Caprock has been offering these services in the Mesa County area since 1993. The agency is designed to support and educate consumers utilizing an individualistic approach in developing appropriate behavior, improving relationships and maintaining social boundaries in a community-based setting.
Brent and I are excited to work with Jennifer, Jessica and all of the Caprock staff as we help them to become a paperless organization!
Sumner, Washington is a happening place this week as Therap kicks off the very first Regional Conference in the State. Joining me here for all of the fun and excitement is Allison, Brent, and Certified Trainer, Kristen Thompson. In addition to the Therap crew we also have 47 representatives from provider organizations across Washington and even a few from Oregon. Whoo Hoo!!!
Check out some of the bright smiling Therapite faces we have here this week!
Today was a ton of fun…and education…if you were at the Holiday Inn Coco Key in Kansas City. MO.
As we have done over the past few years, Therap is once again hosting our Midwest Regional Conference in the beautiful state of Missouri. Among the Therap staff that came in to assist in training over 100 Therapites we have Jim, Stephen, Stacey, Leah, Chris, Jordan, Jeff and me…of course. We also have the privilege of seeing Matt Rice – Certified Therap Trainer from Mosaic who is joining us. Even the folks from Elsivier (College of Direct Supports) came over to provide some extra training and support to folks wanting to learn more about on-line DSP training. Thank you Bill, Annie, and Donna.
Take a look at some of the pics I was able to capture. We have some great folks here from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa joining us to learn all they can retain over these next two days.
You read it right my friends…Idaho. I will be in the NW area of that beautiful state early this week and am I EXCITED!
After 5 years of trying to break into Idaho, its done. Look for a new Idaho agency to be added to our Therap family soon….just have to tie it all up and put it to bed.
This week I’ll be spending a bit of time in Little Rock, Arkansas representing Therap at the Annual DDPA (Developmental Disability Provider Association) Conference. I’m looking forward to seeing our friends from Rainbow of Challenges, Elizabeth Richardson Center, Steps, and several others! This will be a lot of fun! DDPA is a great supporter of Therap and we are excited to be a part of their conference!
Therap is hosting the first Washington Regional Conference soon. Have you registered???? If not, you still have time and we would L-O-V-E to have Y-O-U!!!!
When: May 8th and 9th (all day)
Where: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2500 136th Ave Court East,
Sumner, Washington 98390
What: Check out this link for the conference schedule: Schedule
For registration, click on this link – Registration
Looking forward to seeing you there!!!!!
Therap wishes to welcome our newest Utah agency, Family Support Center.
Started in 1977 by the Junior League of Salt Lake City and the Utah Association for Children’s Therapy (U-ACT), FSC was established in response to a pressing need for short-term crisis and respite care for children at risk for abuse or neglect. Over the past 34 years, services have expanded in breadth and depth to offer a network of services to address multifaceted issues facing families today.
We are excited to work with Bonnie, Kathy and all of the FSC staff to assist them in moving to an electronic record that will track all of their intakes and referrals. Welcome FSC! All of us here at Therap are thrilled to have you aboard!
Therap has added another Oregon user! Please welcome Portland Metro Residential Service to our family of quality providers.
Portland Metro is a non-profit residential provider to approximately 60 individuals living in the Portland, Oregon area. Allison and I want to welcome Kathy Nelson and all of her staff to Therap. We look forward to helping them become a paperless organization!
Here in my little community just outside of Austin, lives the most famous of celebrities…no, I’m not talking about Matthew or Sandra…its the Hutto Hippo! In fact, I was chatting with a Washington customer the other day and he asked me how the Hutto Hippo was doing. I had to process his question for a couple seconds as I was caught off guard by a Spokane, WA resident having any CLUE about our beloved Hutto Hippo. It turns out that the world is quite small and Charlie had actually grown up in the Hutto area as a child. WOW!
The Story of the Hutto Hippo, by Mike Fowler at the Williamson County Historical Commission:
According to local legend, it was in 1915 that a circus train stopped in Hutto at the depot to take on passengers, pick up and deliver mail and possibly take on water and fuel for the steam locomotive. The circus train workers also would have taken this opportunity to care for their animals. At some point during this historic layover, the hippo got out of the rail car and made its way to the nearby Cottonwood Creek. This caused much consternation for the circus workers. Local farmers and merchants watched the commotion in amusement and with interest as unsuccessful efforts were made to extricate the hippopotamus from the muddy waters of Cottonwood Creek. It is said that the Depot Agent, who at that time would have been Hal Farley, Jr., telegraphed the communities of Taylor and Round Rock that were eight miles to the east and west of Hutto to the effect of: “STOP TRAINS, HIPPO LOOSE IN HUTTO”. After much effort the hippo was prodded from the mud and water that resembled its natural habitat and was reloaded back onto the train car. Soon afterward the Hutto School adopted the hippopotamus as its mascot and as early as 1923 the hippo appeared on official Hutto High School graduation announcements.
In honor of our hometown celebrity and to give Charlie a trip down memory lane, I snapped a picture of the Hippo last weekend. Now you can be “in the know” as well!