The company handles about clients each month.
It provides rehabilitative and community services to help children and adolescents up to age 21 who have a developmental disability that affects their everyday functioning.
That can include autism, Down syndrome, defiance disorder or intellectual disabilities.
Owner Laura Catevenis knows firsthand how an extra challenge can affect life. I wanted to focus on opening a million-dollar business.Relationship Timeline For Teenager
She earned an associate degree mom to mom of maine human services from Central Maine Community College in She said she remembers going to the ASPIRE office with her daughter on her hip wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt covered in infant spittle. It was not a formal interview, she said, and she was not going to be deterred from her dream of building her own company.
She said the ASPIRE caseworker gave her a year to come up with a business plan, but she had her plan in place in less than mom to mom of maine months. She also received coaching from New Ventures Maine, a business and financial education program run under the University of Maine at Augusta and Mpm of Maine System, to help start her business.Josh Swinger
Visits can be as frequent as two to four mxine, five days a week for six months. The caseworkers work out of the Black Bear offices, but spend most of their time with patients. Patients learn to wash their mom to mom of maine after using the bathroom and how to attend the library properly, Allen said.
Catevenis said it is important for the caseworkers to feel confident that they can handle problems on their own while visiting patients. Background checks still can take too long, about three to four weeks, Catevenis said.
During that time, the company can lose potential employees it is trying to hire. Another challenge is the off-again, on-again support for Medicaid from both the state and federal governments.
Catevenis hopes maien hedge against those problems by adding adult patients and new services in the coming years. And Maine saw several years of former Gov.Inverurie Escorts
Paul LePage stalling Medicaid expansion until current Gov. Janet Mills in January signed an order to expand Medicaid.
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