Family Resources

Partners in Care

A child's success in therapy is optimized when the parents and family are actively involved in the process.  Therefore, Beth encourages parents to participate in/observe therapy sessions as much as possible.

  • Beth maintains frequent communication with parents 
  • She provides functional home practice ideas to encourage carryover of skills
  • If parents prefer, Beth will travel to a child's school/daycare setting for therapy, involving teachers in the plan of care as appropriate
  • Beth accommodates working parents by scheduling occasional evening sessions to reconnect with parents face-to-face 

Support for Parents

Home-based care is highly effective, individualized, and convenient.  However, without needing to leave the home, parents can sometimes feel isolated from other parents/families who also have their children in therapy.  Over the past several years, Beth has created innovative platforms for parental support.


Recently, Beth has founded a new non-profit organization called C.I.T.Y. of Support: Children In Therapy and You where she will be able to facilitate more ambitious projects and create an even greater impact.  As Board Chair, she is continuing her mission of creating a dynamic community, both online and in person, that supports all families navigating the needs of their child in therapy, regardless of diagnosis.  To become a (free) member of this local, supportive community, visit: www.cityofsupport.org.

Connecting With Other Parents

C.I.T.Y. of Support: Non-Profit Organization

  • As Founder and Board Chair of this organization, Beth helps to coordinate social, educational, outreach, and awareness/advocacy efforts within the community.
  • She is the administrator of a dynamic Facebook Group of over 1800 parents and professionals.  This informal online community has become a safe place to ask questions, start discussions, and provide resources.  It is a place of positivity, where parents can share in successes and commiserate about challenges while creating connections and networking with other families.
  • Beth coordinates ongoing local events in her community and works with other regions to bring these valuable resources to their areas.

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Monthly "Early Intervention Playgroups"

  • Beth facilitates these monthly playgroups in collaboration with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.  They are designed for children who currently receive therapy services, most appropriate for children ages 0-5 years old.  Siblings are also welcome.
  • This playgroup provides opportunities for children to participate in loosely-structured, multi-sensory play while families meet and find support.
  • It meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00-11:00 near Kids' World. No registration is required, and it's open to everyone (not only library cardholders).

Occasional Saturday Playgroups are also scheduled based on the library's availability with working parents in mind

Monthly Parent Coffee Group-NW Suburban Chicago

  • C.I.T.Y of Support is committed to fostering online and in-person connections within the community.  Beth is the Regional Contact for the NW Suburbs, and she facilitates this meet-up on the last Saturday of the month at 9:00 am at the Corner Bakery in Arlington Heights (Palatine Rd. and Rand Rd.)  No RSVP is necessary.
  • This 1x/month parent coffee group is designed to introduce local parents to each other and generate relatable conversations (without kids). 
  • Newly-referred parents, those who have kids currently in therapy, and those who have kids who have graduated are all welcome.  There is a wealth of information and support within our community, and a monthly in-person meet-up aligns with the group’s mission perfectly. 

For meet-ups in other regions, please visit: https://cityofsupport.org/c-i-t-y-of-community.