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Heartspring

Together we are changing lives.
Together we are Heartspring.

Heartspring has been a leader and innovator in creating hope and opportunity for children with special needs and their families since it was founded in 1934 as the Institute of Logopedics. The face and even the name may have changed over the years, but the common thread that continues to run through the organization is the dedication to its mission of helping children with special needs find greater independence. Today, Heartspring provides a wide range of services and therapies through several programs including the Heartspring School, Pediatrics Services and Autism Services. Over time, the organization has grown and evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges of children locally, regionally and nationally.

The Heartspring School is a not-for-profit residential and day school serving children ages five through 21 from across the country. Heartspring students are impacted by developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech and language impairments, vision or hearing impairments and multiple disabilities. It is truly a unique educational setting that encompasses all areas of a student’s life including education, residential living, psychology, social opportunities, vocational opportunities and medical care. Each student has his or her own individualized programming, which utilizes evidence-based and emerging best practices.

Heartspring Pediatric Services offers a wide range of therapies and interventions such as occupational, physical and speech therapies, audiology and psychological services to children ages birth to 21 in the Wichita area and across the state. The outpatient comprehensive facility follows medical model practices. It is designed to allow families and professionals to work together as a team to ensure progress across multiple settings. Therapists use hands-on therapeutic interventions in an individualized setting while teaching families how to implement strategies at home and in the community.

Heartspring’s Autism Services Program provides a wide variety of innovative services and resources for individuals, families, professionals and community members affected by a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related symptoms. Building and enriching a meaningful life for each family member is the focus of services provided and are highlighted through the various programs offered. Autism Services at Heartspring consists of the Community of Autism Resources and Education (CARE) program and Behavioral Services including Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Heartspring and everyone who works there has made all the difference in our daughter's life and, in turn, our family's lives. Living and learning there has literally saved her.

—Heartspring School Parent/Guardian

Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission:

To be a leader and innovator in providing clinically supported services through education and therapies for children with special needs to empower them to grow and learn on a path to a more independent life.

Our Vision:

Creating hope and opportunity that changes the lives of children with special needs and their families.

Our Values:

Board of Trustees

PHIL GARRISON

Chair

Baird

Director

MIKE FLORES

Vice Chair

Wichita State University

Assistant Director School of Accountancy

ROGER ZELLERS

Secretary/Treasurer

Intrust Bank (Retired)

Sr. Vice President Private Wealth Management

BRENDA KOEHRING

Past Board Chair

Flint Hills Resources, LP (Retired)

Senior Vice President Human Resources

TAMI BRADLEY

Bothner and Bradley, Inc.

Managing Partner

LINDA BUCHANAN

Retired Teacher

DEBORAH CAPE

Cox Communications Inc.

Director of Finance

JOHN ENGELS

Berry Companies Inc. (Retired)

VP of Bobcat Operations

KIMBERLY GATTIS

UMB Bank SVP/Wealth Advisor

Private Wealth Management

DURREL KELLEY

Great Plains Health Alliance

Healthcare Consultant

JULIE PRATER

Community Volunteer

JOHN E. RAPP

Hinkle Law Firm

CHRISTOPHER SHANK

USI Insurance Services, LLC

Account Executive

MONTE SHAW

Textron Financial Corporation (Retired)

Manager Investment Control

F. ROBERT SMITH

Foulston Siefkin LLP

Partner

MICHELLE SULLIVAN

BOK Financial

VP, Institutional Advisor

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