Welcome to Horizons!
We hope you will stay a while and become part of our family. You see, this place was founded by a family for families. Back in 2003 a small seed was planted in the form of a summer program to support children with autism and their families.That first summer we worked with a small group of children and parents in the basement of our home. We never could have dreamed how that seed would take root and grow.
Over the past 10 years we have continually sought to meet the needs of children, adults, and families in our community and beyond. That has led us to expand many times – moving programs out of our basement into a small house; putting an addition on that small house to accommodate more programs; and then putting on another addition this year to serve even more people. We have grown from a staff of 1 to a staff of 11.
We have grown from serving 13 families that first summer to supporting hundreds of families each year
We have grown from primarily serving children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families to working with children, adults, and families with a wide variety of challenges and needs. We have been blessed with the opportunity to walk alongside more and more people, from around the corner to around the globe, with each passing year.
We take very seriously the fact that patients entrust us with their care
- Telling a mother and father that their toddler has autism
- Supporting a young adult with depression
- Teaching a child who has an acquired brain injury
- Celebrating with a husband and wife who have decided to forgive each other and rekindle their relationship
- Guiding parents whose teenager is going through troubling times
- Crying tears of joy at a child’s first words at age 8
- Holding the hand of someone who has lost a loved one
- Or encouraging an adult who feels anxious and overwhelmed
We are humbled that our patients and their families choose to allow us into their lives. It is a privilege to play a part in their life story.
Whatever your journey has been up until this point, we would be honored to support you as you move forward
Whether you’ve been through many treatments or none; whether you have a diagnosis or aren’t sure why you are struggling; whether you ever thought life would bring you to the place where you need to seek out professional support or not; we are here to listen to your story and move forward with you. We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel welcomed and a part of our family.
We are here to listen, understand, support, teach, encourage, guide, mourn, and celebrate with you. No matter what the challenges, we all have the potential to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our goal is to help all of our patients and families to reach their highest potential.
You don’t need to walk alone. It would be our privilege to share in the journey of life with you. May our clinic family be a place of shelter for you and yours.
Dr. Nicole Beurkens
Founder, Horizons DRC