Wonderland Child & Family Services offers first therapy session
at no cost to families through March 2021
SEATTLE, WA, December 30, 2020 – Development can’t wait, and Wonderland wants to lessen family stress during the pandemic for families in King and Snohomish counties. Thanks to generous community donors and grantors, Wonderland is kicking off 2021 by providing the first therapy session at no cost to new families starting birth-to-three therapy services.
Wonderland already provides developmental evaluations at no cost to families. But getting their baby or toddler started with virtual therapy may seem overwhelming during social isolation. Currently, all Wonderland services, including physical, occupational, speech, and mental health therapies, specialized education, and family support, are delivered via telehealth. Wonderland is committed to giving caregivers an opportunity to experience virtual services without worrying about how they are going to afford it.
“We want to eliminate barriers to vital developmental therapies and supports for families that need them right now more than ever,” says Mary Kirchoff, Executive Director at Wonderland. “Social isolation can cause developmental delays to go undiagnosed due to less frequent doctor visits or perhaps financial stressors. Wonderland is honored to offer our unique no-cost-to-families first session, thanks to our uncompensated care fund supported by community donors.”
During the first three years of life, development moves so fast that every week of therapy can make a long-lasting impact. “We’ve found our coaching model to work so well through telehealth that caregivers find our services as valuable for themselves as for their children,” Kirchoff says.
In addition to no-cost evaluation and no-cost first therapy session, Wonderland offers free developmental ASQ screening to all families on the website. All results are reviewed by Wonderland specialists who can recommend further evaluation, services, and resources if any concerns are discovered during the screening. Wonderland services are available to all families, regardless of income, insurance, or ability to pay.