About

Born out of personal experience and need, the AARC was created to provide hope and help to families living in the world of special needs. We recognize that providing comprehensive services and therapies in one location can greatly benefit families with special-needs loved ones. Our mission, “Providing Hope for Your Special Needs Child,” is at the core of our beliefs. We believe in the importance of walking through each diagnosis with each patient and family. We also believe that each treatment plan should be as unique as the patient and seek to provide family-goal driven, individual-based approaches. We rely on staff collaboration within services to help achieve as much individualized care as possible. Through these services, our goal is to connect with each patient and help them reach their full potential.

About Our Facility

This facility was built with the utmost care and consideration, including (but not limited to):

  • All paint used throughout the building is zero VOC paint.
    • According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air and is considered one of the top 5 hazards to human health. Paints and finishes are among the leading causes.
    • Paints and finishes release low level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The source of these toxins is a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which, until recently, were essential to the performance of the paint.
  • Paint colors were chosen for the specific purpose of each room.
    • Color can profoundly affect productivity. Research has shown that blue colors affect your mind and yellow your emotions. There is something in the color blue that triggers a relaxation response, which is why blue was chosen for our therapy rooms and hall. Yellow was chosen for office areas, and for our sister company HemaCare, to support creative energy and optimism.
  • All overhead lights throughout our building are LED lights, as opposed to florescent lights.
    • Reasons we avoided the use of florescent lights include:
      • Fluorescent lights give off ultraviolet light. Very sensitive individuals may experience a variety of health problems related to light sensitivity that is aggravated by artificial lighting.
      • Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, if a fluorescent lamp is broken, a very small amount of mercury can contaminate the surrounding environment.
      • Fluorescent lights create a “Buzz” on the fluorescent ballast. Electromagnetic ballasts with a minor fault can produce an audible humming or buzzing noise. It may not be audible to everyone, but to a child with heighted senses this can be extremely distracting.
    • One way glass on all therapy rooms
      • Allows parents/ caregivers an opportunity to peek in on their child’s therapy session, as well as allow members of our clinical aide team to check in on therapists and patients and provide assistance if needed
    • Security Cameras in all therapy/ treatment rooms
      • Insures continuity of care and provides our patients and therapists with peace of mind