The Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps, known to most as BACH, is excited to announce the opening of a new pediatric therapy program named Buster’s Kids. The program will be open to children with disabilities or delays between birth and 20 years old. Buster’s Kids will operate in a newly renovated space at the BACH facility at 120 E. Hospital Drive, Angleton, Texas starting May 1.
The on-site program will offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology for all pediatric clients. Erin Chapman, director of Buster’s Kids, has been busy making sure everything is ready for the May opening. According to Erin, “We already have names on a waiting list for services but there is room for more!” Erin has her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and she has excellent experience providing therapy to children through BACH and in a clinic setting. She is also in the process of hiring the staff and is accepting resumes for qualified therapists.
“Buster’s Kids is a safety-net program for children with special needs who do not qualify for the State-funded ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) program, or who age-out at three years old. It will also provide a continuum of care for children who need to continue working on skills throughout their school years,” stated Patty Swords, executive director of BACH. Buster’s Kids will accept Medicaid, Texas Children’s Health Plan, CHIP, and many types of private insurance.
Named in honor of the late Buster Curry, who was a long-time BACH Board member, donor and advocate, Buster’s Kids will have an immediate impact on the community. “We feel like this is a great way to pay tribute to Buster. He was an amazing man who did wonderful things for BACH,” said Gil Rasco, president of the Board of Directors.
For more information about Buster’s Kids or to sign-up for services, please visit the BACH website: www.bacheci.org, or call Erin Chapman at BACH, 979-849-2447.
BACH, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, has been providing therapy services for children for 43 years and has been the only ECI provider in Brazoria County since 1985.