Mitch and Betsy at Mitch's first prom!
2003 – Dreamweavers opened out of the Huffstetler home as an Early Intervention provider with one consumer, one staff, and one service.
2005 – Started CAP MR/DD Waiver services - Now called Innovations Waiver Services.
2007 - Started Music Therapy Program; Participated in the first Walk Now for Autism at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and raised $5,000 for Autism Speaks
2008 – Started Speech Therapy Services; Named Outstanding Provider by Pathways for MR/DD Waiver Services; Offered first Autism Awareness Fair at Martha Rivers Park.
2009 - Awarded 3 yr Accreditation by CARF for Community Based Waiver Services
2011 - Started Lil' Dreamers Preschool; first DreamFest for Autism Awareness at Stowe Park in Belmont
2012 - Awarded 3 yr Re-Accreditation by CARF for Community Based Waiver Services
2013 - Dreamweavers celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Dreamweavers now serves over 230 consumers, has over 65 staff, and provides 4 services that are growing every day!
2014 - Strengthening our community connections by participating in the Rotary Community Garden and initiating the inception of a monthly Sensory Story Time for people with I/DD at the Gaston Co Public Library.
There are days in your life you will never forget. For me, the day was July 23, 1997. That was the day I was told my 1-year-old son, Mitch, was "definitely delayed, possibly mentally retarded, and probably autistic."
My world was shattered until I realized my little boy hadn't changed at all. I loved him just as much after the diagnosis of autism as I did before. Someday I believe Mitch will share his dreams with me.
In the words of Robert Browning, "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for." We intend to keep reaching for the stars! Join us!"
"We believe that with God, all things are possible!"
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