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Ivan Avila Greeted the Pope!

March 3rd, 2016

Though most with aspirations to meet and be blessed by one of the world’s most notable religious leaders, the Pope, will likely never have the opportunity to achieve this desire, Epic’s own Ivan Avila and his parents are among the few whose...

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Epic’s Staff Superstar- Joyce Bounds!

March 2nd, 2016

Congratulations to our March Epic Connection Staff Superstar, Joyce Bounds! Joyce has been employed with Epic since 2009 and has been making a difference in the lives of her families each day. Joyce is an LVN who has always taken the time to...

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Jessica Dean, Our Rett Syndrome Warrior and Epic Supstar!

March 2nd, 2016

In honor of Rare Disease Day, we would like to bring some awareness to a condition that affects a small population but has profound impact on the lives of those who experience it. Rett syndrome is a “rare non-inherited genetic postnatal...

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Pairing – The Behavioral Art of Relationship Building

March 1st, 2016

Let’s consider some potentially awkward situations. You have a niece. She is 5 years old and you have not seen her since she was a baby.  She does not know you, and she is past the stage where she will go to and play with just anyone.  You...

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Bribes vs. Reinforcement

February 23rd, 2016

When I asked my teen-aged daughter who has recently been studying for the SATs, to define what it means to “bribe,” she said, “kinda like when a business man gives a politician money to vote a certain way on an issue.”...

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Make the Habit: Be Prepared for Your Child’s Enteral Needs

February 21st, 2016

We are so proud of all the caretakers that ensure their tubies receive the best possible care. As you know, it is vital to make sure the tubes stay in place and emergencies can and do happen. It is best to always be prepared to take action in a...

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Mouth Care is Important for All

February 19th, 2016

Most people can agree taking care of your mouth is very important, but how much maintenance is required if you are not eating or drinking anything? Regular cleaning is essential for everyone, regardless of food and drink intake. Poor oral health...

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3 Tips to Promote Grasp Development in Preschoolers

February 18th, 2016

By age 4, a child should be using a tripod grasp, in which the pencil is held between the thumb and index finger with the pencil resting on the third finger, or a quadruped grasp, in which the pencil is held between the thumb, index finger, and...

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Epic Staff Superstar – Sara Amor

February 17th, 2016

Congratulations to Sara Amor, our second Epic Staff Superstar for February! Sara has been employed with Epic for eight months and is doing remarkable work with her patients! Initially a part-time employee, Sara fell in love with the atmosphere...

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Epic Patient Superstar – Mariska Richardson

February 16th, 2016

February is an exciting month at Epic, as we announce our SECOND Patient Superstar, Mariska Richardson! Mariska is a nine year-old warrior who has battled Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) for many years. Diagnosed in 2011, Mariska began her fight...

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