Above: Co-founder Nancy Mercer, LCSW, meets with parents of clients.
When the system has you boxed in, we look outside the box.
Our ten consultants have deep and complementary experience in creating solutions for problems families face with disability services, from infancy to adulthood. We come from nonprofits, private companies and the public sector, and we work together as a team. We solve problems in a way that considers all the factors that matter.
Co-founder Brooke Varma, LCSW, at right, explaining technology that helps children express themselves when they cannot talk.
At Inclusion Consultants, LLC, we have seen over the years the importance of appropriate early intervention services. Are you facing a new diagnosis, just starting out in the school system, confused about Medicaid waivers, or looking for resources for therapeutic interventions or community integration?
Let us work with you to build a foundation that will meet your child's needs now while also building a foundation of support for the future.
We are counselors, coaches and consultants, but most of all, we are guides. We help individuals, families, school teams and communities solve problems and open doors for rewarding lives. We focus on the person and learn what they need. That's how you get to solutions that last a lifetime.
People and families have different resources and eligibility for support. That's why our experience working with a wide range of clients is valuable. If a public or private resource is available, we'll make sure you know about it.
Above, second from right: Co-founder Nancy Mercer, LCSW, working with a family.
Inclusion Consultants, LLC, is a safe place for individuals, couples, families and small groups.. You'll learn how to share and listen. Respecting one another’s feelings, beliefs and opinions is important.
Every client learns strategies to share, listen and respect outside the safety of our office. We work with you to build skills that will pay off in our clients' homes, schools, and community.
Above, at left: Consultant Donna Goldbranson with client Rami.
People with disabilities can find it hard to get good therapy. Many offices hesitate to work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We welcome our clients with IDD.
We know everyone has a voice and should have a say in their own care. It takes patience and experience to be able to listen well. We have both.
We show our clients and their families that they have the power to make their own life plans. We use our knowledge and experience to share resources. We help clients and families navigate challenging systems with confidence. From special education for children and students to Social Security for adults--and everything in between--we are here for you.
Our approach is to work with clients for a limited time. You'll come away knowing how to manage your support system themselves.
Above, at left: Consultant Merle Toobin with client Tom
Inclusion works only if communities welcome people with differences.
People all have different ways to express themselves, to think, learn, and to get around. Inclusion Consultants, LLC, embraces those differences. We show community partners the value of places where people of all abilities can be successful.
Inclusion also has to be meaningful. Our skilled consultants can work with you and your school team, the places where you work, live and socialize, to create a plan. Every plan is individualized and unique to the strengths and needs of each client.
Getting out and meeting people leads to confidence and a feeling of belonging. And that's what communities are all about.
Above, at right: Consultant Mikelle Murray-Jarosz with client Samantha