“Having a special needs child can be a daunting and overwhelming experience, especially if you don’t have support system. Luckily for my family, we were blessed to have been referred to Carolina Behavior & Beyond and we were assigned EI Kim Bracy to help us manage coordinating care for James and provide necessary therapy to help him thrive. In reality, she does that and SO much more. She truly has been a blessing to our family in taking such a huge role in his care plan. She consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to do anything and everything she can to help James and our family in overcoming the obstacles that his needs present. Thank you so much Kim for all the years of hard work and services you have provided to us!!”
Carolina Behavior & Beyond has made a lasting impact on our child. After his three open heart surgeries, we knew that he would be behind developmentally compared to other children his age that didn’t have the set backs of that occur after multiple and lengthy hospital stays. Our EI and therapists have helped in so many ways with not only bridging the gap, but treating our son as if he was their own. Kristy and Whitney have challenged him while giving him the nurturing and encouragement that he needs to complete tasks. We are thankful to have such a skilled, loving and caring team. This is only possible from the hard work and dedication that our EI puts into each session and coordinating our dream team. Thank you Carolina Behavior and Beyond for our two wonderful EI’s that you have given us.
Our family first met Katie when my daughter was four months old. She was born premature and with Down syndrome. Before we ever left the hospital, we were told to enroll her in an Early Intervention program as soon as possible. After meeting Katie for the first time and watching the care she took with my tiny daughter, I knew we had made the right choice. She added my son as a client a short time later and was integral in having him tested for Autism. In the space of a few months, we had answers to questions we had been asking for years. It has been three years and I can’t imagine having traveled this road without Katie. She has been an amazing resource in navigating the special needs world, a kind-hearted advocate, and a wonderful friend for our family. She has helped us get the therapy resources we needed and guided us through the scary transition from Baby-Net to the public school system. I have yet to meet someone who cares as much about her clients as Katie does – and who tries as hard to make sure they have the resources and support they need. She has been by my side during numerous meetings and doctors appointments and I know I can always count on her to be there when we need her.
“We saw lasting results after the very first session! I highly recommend Carolina Behavior & Beyond.”
We have had the pleasure of having Carolina Behavior & Beyond as part of our family for almost three years. Our oldest son, “Action Jackson,” was lucky enough to work with both Adrianna Kleckley and Kim Bracy. Although he struggled with a range of Autism-related issues, in just a few weeks he begins “typical,” full-day kindergarten — a feat that would have seemed impossible without their help. Our youngest son, “Dyl Pickle,” was born six weeks premature with Down syndrome. Now almost two, he is knocking down the milestones like a champ. Both Adrianna and Kim are wonderful additions to Team Morton. We couldn’t do it without them!
“When my daughter, Campbell, was diagnosed with autism on February 4, 2011, I prayed “Lord, please show the way.” That is when Adrianna Kleckley entered our lives. My whole world felt like it was crashing down and Adrianna was there to help me hold it together. A diagnosis like autism is devastating, frightening and overwhelming. There is a world of information to sift through. It’s hard enough to learn what autism is. Trying to understand the different treatments, services, and monies your child may or may not qualify for is enough to send a parent into a nervous breakdown. That’s what makes early intervention so important. Not all EI’s are created equal. With Adrianna as our Early Interventionist, we didn’t have to learn this the hard way. It is imperative to have an EI that knows what services are available for your child. There’s no room for error here. Adrianna’s extensive knowledge of state and federal monies and services is unmatched. Her capability in coordinating services like therapists, educational placement, and diagnostic testing has been an incredible comfort. We are forever grateful for the encouragement, knowledge, professionalism and compassion Adrianna has shown us since our journey began.We may not know what lies ahead, but we know we are doing everything we can for Campbell, because Adrianna is her Early Interventionist.”
“Adrianna became my son’s therapist at 18 months. He was not speaking any words or using any hand signs. He was not making eye contact. When Adrianna first met him, they had an instant connection. She seemed to “get him” from the beginning. She saw him for who he was and his potential and knew how to unlock it. But possibly the best part of her therapy was how she helped my husband and me. She helped teach me how to work with him on his development. She helped me learn what was developmentally age appropriate at each step and how to get him to do those things. She partnered with us in this process. He quickly began using signs to request basic needs. In just a month, we were connecting and communicating with him in ways we had never before. In a year, he was using almost complete sentences, playing with peers, and acting with age appropriate behaviors. I truly believe it was more than a job to her, that she wanted the best for my son and our family.”
“Adrianna started helping my son at the age of 34 months. Just shy of the three year age mark. He was introduced to Babynet through his doctor. I decided on Carolina Behavior & Beyond because they had an emphasis on autism. My son showed significant delays in speech and social skills. Adrianna has helped my son by leaps and bounds! He can now say more words, help himself get dressed, is potty trained, and recognizes far more objects and animals. Adrianna displayed a profound patience in helping my son. She has even helped in his behavior and introduced myself to counting and age appropriate time out. My son has grown indefinitely through receiving help. Adrianna has also gone above and beyond to help my son get into programs. She has successfully helped him get into a developmental delay 3 year old class at a public school and he has received speech therapy and occupational therapy. Adrianna has helped my son in too many ways to count. If you are looking for an EI for your child, then he/she will be blessed if you choose Adrianna.”