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Sunflower Diversified reminds central Kansans about services for autism

From left to right: Susan Keeler, Shari Schneider, Cathy Estes and Monica Gonzalez are Sunflower Diversified early intervention specialists with Kansas endorsements in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. They offer services to children with autism at Sunflower’s Early Education Center.

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            When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that “something is very wrong.”

          For example, last year’s research indicated one in 88 children develops autism; now the figure is one in 68, said Estes, children’s services coordinator at Sunflower’s Early Education Center (EEC) and Incredible Years Preschool.

          Since April is National Autism Awareness Month, Estes wanted to use the opportunity to remind families that Sunflower’s staff includes specialists in the field.

          Sunflower is a non-profit agency serving infants, toddlers and adults with developmental disabilities and delays.

          “We have a highly educated ...

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