THRIVE Behavioral Services- Testimonials
What “Last Year” means to me now is “Chelsia.” There are so many things that I would like to say about Chelsia that I don’t even know where to begin. As a child I remember studying about Helen Keller and “The Miracle Worker.” Most of the focus was on Helen but it should have been on her Miracle Worker. Chelsia is a Miracle Worker and has completely turned my family’s ability to do day-to-day things and leave the house, in respect to my sweet granddaughter who is on the spectrum. I can give so many examples of how our life has changed since the beginning of 2013… Here are a few: (1) We went to the lake as a family and Joy screamed, cried, yelled and ran around naked for most of the afternoon. She finally let me hold her wrapped in a towel. That never happens now. Now she has the words, coping skills and ability to put herself in a quiet place when she needs it. (2) We went on a trip to an aquarium and sweet Joy was overstimulated and shut down and laid in the floor and zoned out. (3) Last year her big sister would say if asked about Joy, “She screams all the time.” (4) Younger sister would get hit, pushed, or yelled at when Joy didn’t have the words to say what she wanted. Now all 3 sisters can play quietly together pretending, giggling and enjoying each other. I could go on and on with stories. I just really wanted to put in words how amazing Chelsia and her ABA therapy team has been for our family and most importantly to our sweet baby Joy. A year ago it seemed that she would struggle with life and everything that life dished out to her. Now this proud Nana can say that now the world needs to get ready for Joy because here she comes. I catch myself all the time saying “a year ago…” because I will always remember how blessed, fortunate and life changing ABA has been for my granddaughter. I pray for all spectrum kids to be able to experience a “Chelsia.”
We first met Thrive Behavioral Services and Ms. Chelsia at a Special Needs Expo, where she was promoting her business and bringing awareness for Autism through a speech she gave that day. My first impression of her business was very positive. Her family was with her, helping and supporting. She is a very knowledgeable professional and a sweet and caring woman that will "walk a mile in your shoes," and the fact that my son received therapy from her was a privilege for us. My son has accomplished great things with the Thrive Team and of course I know and recommend them as professionals, but also as human beings. Ms. Chelsia will always be there to listen to your concerns as a parent and "to give you that hope, that sometimes during this journey you can lose." She will give you solutions and most importantly she will believe in your kid.
- Adriana A.
- Adriana A.
I have known Chelsia for over 10 years. We met at church, and years later I was given an opportunity to work with her at a Therapeutic Preschool. I was able to see one of the most talented people I have ever met, in her element, doing what she does best, working with special needs children. Chelsia has a pure and honest love for every child and his family. When working with our students she always made sure to keep the family a part of what was going on. I truly believe that this is what Chelsia was born to do. It is so obvious once you get to know her that she loves helping children reach their goals, work on communication, and help them with social skills. I personally have seen her take a child who has very limited communication skills and within weeks the child is beginning to use words to communicate with others. I believe that every family touched by special needs, would be lucky to have Chelsia involved in their child's therapy goals.
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