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{FB Chat} What to Expect if Your Baby Needs Therapy

Stacy Ramirez headshotThis month’s chat featured Stacy Ramirez, the Child Find and Outreach Specialist for Any Baby Can’s Early Childhood Intervention Program, also known as ECI in Texas. While each state has various programs and many go by different names, Stacy shared basic information so that attendees from any state would benefit.

Stacy touched on what an early childhood intervention program does and how it relates to preemies and those who have had NICU stays. She discussed how a child qualifies for the program, what the program consists of, options aside from the ECI program, how a parent can be an advocate for their child and work with their ECI therapists, what comes after ECI, and more.

Angie Bickford About Angie Bickford

Angela “Angie” Bickford (TX) is the mother of triplets born just shy of 28 weeks and weighing only 2lbs. 5oz. each. Sadly, baby A only lived for 49 days, but she and her husband make it their mission to celebrate his short life by helping others who have lost children. She spent 111 days total in the NICU, and between her three children, has experienced NEC, brain bleeds and hydrocephalus, reflux/GERD, sensory issues, daily therapies, and several trips back to the hospital. She is a speaker, published author, and blogger. On her personal blog, she talks about loss, faith and her obsession with cupcakes. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest or via email.

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