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February is Black History Month

The origins of Black History Month began in 1926 when it was sponsored by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). They initially selected the second week of February as a nod to the birth month of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. This inaugural event went on to inspire communities and schools across the country to organize their own events and become the annual month-long event we all celebrate today. Founder of the ASALH, Carter G. Woodson, also realized the importance of a yearly theme to focus the public’s attention which is a tradition still in practice today. This year’s theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. Head over to ASALH’s website here to read more.

Autism Services

This year is off to a busy start for our ABA program! We have been focused on developing new tools and resources to improve the care delivery experience for both our client families and clinicians. Our team is developing great new telehealth kits to support families in their daily sessions, and we'll keep you updated before they launch.

Another exciting update is that our Program Supervisors and Clinical Managers participated in advanced Parent-Led

ABA Service training this week. This offering can allow for more family flexibility and is a highly effective and interesting option for families currently receiving telehealth. Look for more announcements soon on this exciting and empowering service line!


Transition classes are specialized services aimed at helping participants transition from one program to another. The Kaleidoscope team has been reaching out to all of the transition classes in the Dublin area to introduce the program by highlighting the activities, outings and educational features offered. We're excited to share that many of these transition students have already started joining some Kaleidoscope sessions to receive their virtual observation, and we look forward to having many of these individuals join us in the near future!

If you know of a child over the age of 18 who is nearing the end of their transition program, please reach out to Zach Lupton at [email protected] for more information, or to join a session to check it out.

Early Intervention (EI)

This month, the First 5 Early Learning Centers in Lake County kicked off the Developmental Materials Distribution Project! We've received interest from over 100 families and have already distributed 60 developmental kits to children across the county in just a week.

These kits are designed for children between ages 0-5 and include materials and activities to support development and learning while at home. We'll continue

to provide this service to the Lake County community with First 5 until we're able to open our doors again at the Clearlake and Lakeport Early Learning Centers.

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For general questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]

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