Perfect Fit Therapy Clinic, located at 2603 Central Ave in Dodge City, Kans, held a ribbon cutting and open house on Feb. 19, to announce their presence and to explain what services they will be offering the Southwest Kansas community.
As part of the Perfect Fit Foundation, as well as an independent non-profit company, they will offer a range of helpful and education treatments to children with special needs and disabilities through the disciplines of ABA therapy, occupation therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy in order to help them become productive members of their community.
“The clinic has been two years in the making, and we are finally hiring therapists and we have the best set up and are ready to open doors” said Perfect Fit Foundation co-founder Trista Fergerson. “COVID did have a big stamp on shutting us down a little longer than we anticipated, however we are ready to move forward and we’ve hired an occupational therapist and her assistant to open doors for us once insurance provides credentialing, which we anticipate for May of this year.”
A behavioral analyst and speech pathologist are currently being scouted to join the growing team of specialists that will be caring for and treating the children that walk through the clinic’s doors.
Fergerson and Perfect Fit Foundation co-founders Holly Legg and Tatiana Tuchez all have children with disabilities and founded their organization to advocate for them and other children like them.
Thanks to the process that helped build Perfect Fit Foundation, including community outreach for donors, the clinic is intended to serve a wide range of people throughout Southwest Kansas.
Additional resources came from donors in Wichita, Kans and Manhattan, Kans, with Fergerson citing was due to the general lack of aid for special needs programs in Kansas.
“This is amazing, since usually we have to go to Pratt or other towns to get answers or help or just getting our daughter around other children as accepting as their parents are too,” said T.J. Jones, a Dodge City parent, excited for his child to benefit from the clinic.
Many parents like T.J. Jones and his wife, Sarah Jones, feel that a facility such as Perfect Fit Therapy Clinic is long overdue.
“With having services out here in Kansas for my son who was born with hearing loss, he’ll hopefully benefit from this clinic when they get a speech pathologist hired,” said parent, Cori Tagtmeyer. “It means a lot to me. I’m willing to do anything to make this successful, and I think the community doesn’t realize the need for it.”
Intake forms and other literature are available at the Perfect Fit Therapy Clinic for when they fully open services in the spring.
For more information on how to get your child ready to benefit from these services, such as insurance information, when they officially start in the spring contact Trista Fergerson at 513-490-3643 or [email protected].
Additional information can be found at www.perfectfit.foundation.