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Parent Talks Podcast: Understanding Early Support for Infants and Toddlers

April 29, 2024  |  Child Development, Parent Talks Podcast, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Encompass

Serving children and families from birth to age 3, Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) is the Washington State program designed to be the first point of contact for families concerned about their child’s development. Whether it’s speech, motor, feeding, sleep, behavioral, social, or other developmental concerns, our ESIT team employs a collaborative caregiver-coaching […]

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Inspire Community Awards

April 26, 2024  |  Community  |  By Encompass

A highlight of our Inspire Breakfast each year is our Community Awards segment when we honor a business, community organization, and a volunteer who all share in our vision of a community where all children thrive.  This year’s awards were presented by honorary co-chairs Tavish and Rebecca MacLean and Encompass Executive Director Nela Cumming. The […]

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When Baby is Born Early – The Journey to Early Support for Infants and Toddlers

April 25, 2024  |  Early Support  |  By Encompass

Despite the many advancements in prenatal care and medical technology, babies continue to be born before their expected delivery date. A baby is considered premature in Washington state when born at 37 weeks gestation or earlier. Many premature babies need to spend some time in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, to receive specialized […]

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A Conversation with Casey Ehrlich: Recognizing Pathological Demand Avoidance

March 14, 2024  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

March 18-24, 2024 is Neurodiversity Celebration Week – a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. In recognition of this week, we’re shedding light on Pathological Demand Avoidance – generally recognized as a profile of autism and something Encompass providers see in their therapy sessions.   In our latest Parent Talks Podcast, […]

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January 26, 2024  |  Volunteers  |  By Encompass

According to AmeriCorps, in 2021, more than 60.7 million Americans volunteered through non-profit and community organizations, contributing $122.9 billion in economic value. This doesn’t even count the millions of people volunteering their time in the informal sector such as providing meals for others or helping a neighbor in need. Closer to home at Encompass, in […]

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The Holiday Dinner Table

November 16, 2023  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

When the podcast team brainstorms a “Holiday Food” episode, it ‘might’ trigger some unresolved feelings for the host of our program. In this fun episode of our Parent Talks Podcast, Encompass Marketing and Communications Manager Caley George shares unpleasant memories about broccoli casserole and wonders if it’s time to start doing better by our kids. […]

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