(Pictured Pieces of Wonder (POW) Center for Behavior Services staff)
One year ago today on June 12th we celebrated the Grand Opening of the Pieces of Wonder (POW) Center for Behavior Services in Forest Hill, MD. The POW Center provides early intervention for children up to the age of six who have received a diagnosis of autism and have been recommended for intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.
Today a year later, we are celebrating the center’s growth! We have increased our professional staff to include four Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and seventeen Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) to provide necessary services to over thirty area families.
The POW Center was the first of its kind in Harford County and provides access to families and children who would not otherwise have access to these types of services. “Our staff is helping children learn to talk and communicate, learn life skills like toileting and getting dressed, and social skills such as making and playing with friends,” said Kristen Colyer, Director of Children’s Services in Maryland. “We’re transforming the lives of the children that we serve and I’m proud to be a part of that service.”
“Our mission is to build strong communities by empowering individuals, and I can’t think of a better way to build community than to work with kids so that they can grow to be healthy, powerful adults,” said Lou Giramma, IPPI CEO.
Learn more about the Pieces of Wonder (POW) Center for Behavior Services HERE