Spreading wings

Family Support Services

Encouraging children to be children in fun and safe environments.

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Nehemiah

An outgoing eleven year old boy

Nehemiah is an outgoing eleven year old boy who loves his family, and SpongeBob. At an early age Nehemiah was diagnosed with a blood disease that left him in a wheelchair, using a G-tube, taking multiple medications, and with developmental delays.

Nehemiah’s mother, LaDonna was referred to Rainbows by his pediatrician to access Rainbows’ early intervention services at Connecting Point. By the time Nehemiah was six months old, he received services once or twice a week from Rainbows’ Infant-Toddler staff until he transitioned to Kindergarten.

Since then Tanita, Nehemiah’s case manager, has helped his family apply for a Technology Waiver to receive more specialized care and respite care. “She does a wonderful job being our case manager”, says LaDonna. “She has helped us receive services we didn’t even know were out there. She always communicates with us to make sure we have everything we need.”


Connor

Connor

Started receiving services just before his second birthday.

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Juli

First steps at 19 months

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Payton

Payton could only say three words at three years old.

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Tristian

A mind of his own

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Devin

At six years old, Devin had never used a present tense action verb like "kicking."

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Avery

Beating the odds

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Kiefer

A fun-loving kid

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Steve and John

Foster care home serves brothers

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Gavin

Rainbows is a part of the family

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Nehemiah

An outgoing eleven year old boy

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Cody

Loves to play outside at Camp Woodchuck

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Matt

A happy and energetic boy

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Talia

Well prepared for school

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Salman

College student perspective

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Brody

He's off to kindergarten now

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Andrew

"He has come a long way in a short period of time"

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Paxton

An adventurous toddler

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Elizabeth

A snuggly and cheerful toddler

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Destiny

A girl who has what it takes

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Jasmine

A preemie born at just over one pound

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Ashley

"Camp Woodchuck lets her be who she is"

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Smart Start Scholarship

A family says thank you

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Steven

Received extra support with Rainbows

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Michael

"The Boss"

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Rain

A quiet strength

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Noah

"You never know what Noah might say next"

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Phillips family loves Rainbows

Mason and Leo

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Hannah

Enjoys singing in the Voices of the Rainbows choir

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John

Targeted case management magic

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Kolby

A quick learner

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Skyler

A little comedian

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Carter

An active toddler

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Braden

A big part of his life is about safety

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Jyce

A smile that lights up a room

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Damian

A motor-driven toddler

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Kaitlyn

An affectionate three-year-old

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Children's Miracle Network

35 Rainbows' children get needed items this year

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Devin

A Rainbows' kid since birth

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The Becks

A special foster family

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Ethan

His family sees the value of early intervention.

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Violet

Uses sign language to strengthen communication skills

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Jayson and Zandaya

Siblings who receive services in Butler County

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Blane

Received forearm crutches from the Blarney Breakfast

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Kinley

Uses an iPad through proceeds from the Blarney Breakfast

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Jackson

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Ian

An outdoor kid

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Lillyen

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Terms to be familiar with

  • CDDO Community Developmental Disability Organization

  • HCBS Home and Community Based Services Waiver

  • SHC Supportive Home Care

  • POC Plan of Care

  • Scheduler The Person who schedules care

  • TCM Targeted Case Management

  • I/DD Intellectual/Developmental Disability
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Wish List
  • Art Supplies
  • Mulch
  • Sound and sensory toys
  • Gently used couches and recliners
  • Plastic Cups
  • Napkins
  • Table Clothes
  • Food coloring
  • Wooden Piece Puzzles
  • Gift Cards: Walmart & Quik Trip
  • iTunes gift cards $10 to $25
  • Unscented wipes
  • Weighted blankets
  • Ipod (used or new) and Aux cable
  • Pre-packaged snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Light up toys
  • Paper Plates (cake and dinner)
  • Plastic Silverware
  • Remote control cars
  • Mp3 player (2)
  • Recently released teen movies (G-PG rated)
  • Frisbees
  • Sand toys
  • Teen music CD’s
  • Clay planting pots
  • Potting soil
  • Balloons
  • Prizes (candy, little toys, etc.)
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