Kids & Staff Bios

Hola! Ciao! Bonjour! reunirse Mateo.

That means  "Hello, meet Matthew"


I was just 9 yrs. old when REACH-IN started. Mom says, I'm one of the reasons it did.  My 3 favorite hobbies are learning about dinosaurs, speaking foreign languages, and writing my own stories about my life with Autism.  





Hi. I'm Isabel.

I love getting my face painted at REACH-Kids.  My favorite animal is the fox.  And my favorite pet are cats.  I have lots of cats.  And I'm an expert about everything Pokémon!





Hi! I'm Quinton.

I love sharks and dinosaurs.  Just ask me.  I'll tell you everything you wanna know about 'em..Rrrroar!  See what I made?  It's a giant cupcake!  I make cupcakes with play doh, too.


Hi. My name is Jackson.

I'm Quinton's big brother.  I love robots and playing with my friends every Thursday.  This Summer at Saturday Playgroup, we got to play in water sprinklers!

I'm "Big Jack"

I love trampolines. But, my favorite thing to do is Special Olympics Bowling. I don't know, but I think the girls say I'm cute because I'm an Olympian.

Meet brothers J.B., Hosiah and Isaac.

Well howdy! I'm Abby.

I'm what they call a "Floater".  I go where I'm needed. Primarily, I hang out with the Tweens & Teens. I never know what I might be getting into as you can see. Matthew, up top, is my big brother (by 13 mths). 

Hey everybody, I'm Elaina.

I'm also a REACH-Kids Staffer. I've been working childcare for REACH-IN for several years. You'll find me with The Little's.  I enjoy horses and soccer. These kids ROCK!

My name is Landon.

My favorite part about REACH-Kids is the monthly playgroup.  We get extra special stuff to do and more time to do it...3 whole hours!  

Guess who?

My name is Mason.  I'm in the red shirt.  And I'm Eli in the gray shirt. We just met for the first time. Already friends.  We have something in common...our Grandma's bring us to REACH-Kids.  Grandma, you're the best!



Meet our Teens

Our REACH-Teens have a hangout all to themselves with a Wii & DVD player.


L-R  Taylor, Noah, Isabel, Elijah and J.B.



Here's Ms. Ellen

She's our Music Therapist from Sweet Behavior Services.  Her music helps our minds and bodies deal with all kinds of sensory stuff.  


Ms. Holly is our substitute Music Therapist. She brings a bag full of instruments. Counter Clockwise: Ms. Holly, Quinton, King Kong, Ben, Eli, Ellie, Ezra, Jackson, Isabel.

Ms. Sheri's "Littles" - Ms. Sheri isn't afraid to get down & play. She dances, sings, does crafts & even gives pony rides on her back! Best of all she gives the best hugs.



Snack Time! Fruit gummies, chips, and juice, Oh, my! When somebody has a birthday we celebrate with cupcakes. With so many of us there's a birthday nearly every month! Yum Yum

Hi there. My name is Taylor. I love hanging out with my girlfriends. We do crafts and play all sorts of fun stuff.

Here's....Cody! This is one cool dude here! Lincoln Logs, Legos, Wii Games, movies? He's got it covered with the Tweens & Teens

Hey I'm Blake. I like going to Chuck E Cheese with my niece Aaliyah. I have a dog named Brutus. I like playing special Olympics sports. My favorite animal is the Macaroni Penguin.

Elijah - Incognito - Under Cover, that's me. You'll find me wondering around. I've got full roam of the place and usually checking out what everybody else is doing.

Ben - I asked for a Tween Room. We've got our very own room now with a big screen, movie projector, and Wii games.

Elli - "Is it Thursday yet?!" I get so excited to go to play group. I love making things. They've got totes filled with crafty stuff!

Ezra - I'm a builder. Lincoln Logs or Legos, it doesn't matter. I'll figure out how to make something of it. Elijah, Ben & Elli are my siblings.

Eli - I've sure made a lot of friends here. My favorite part is picking out a prize from The Treasure Chest when I leave.

Matthew - My best friend since day one has been Eli. There are so many toys to choose from in The Little's room.

There's sure to be laughs with these 3. That's Wendy on the far right. She's been with us the longest. She's Elaina's mom.

Busted by the Boss eating snacks!

Hey guys! My name is Julia. Although my time with REACH-Kids was short, I loved every minute of it. The staff was amazing and we had lots of fun. I'm off to the University of Kentucky. I've promised to be back and help when I can. They won't let me leave.

Sebastian

Woof!  What can a guy like me say? Ms. Sheri's my mom.  I'll do anything for a Scooby Snack & a belly rub.

Kinsley

Therapies my game!  I'm a 4-legged employee of Paws with a Purpose.  Like Sebastian, I get my fair share of treats and belly rubs, too.