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2011-03-10 / General Stories

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services Engages Community With Newly Launched YouTube Channel

Bluebonnet Trails Communnity Services(BTCS) recently launched an http:// www.youtube.com/user/ BluebonnetCommunity?feature=mhum to share the stories of BTCS clients affected by mental and behavioral health issues. The videos will also showcase the diverse partnerships between BTCS and local law enforcement, health care providers and legal services that assist in addressing these issues.

The channel will provide information on programs currently offered by BTCS that help link individuals and families to critical resources. To date, the YouTube channel launched February 22, 2011, has already received more than 1,000 views.

“It is exciting to know that we can use this public forum to share the stories of our clients and partners and help the community understand what our organization does and will continue to do in the future with their support,” said BTCS Executive Director Andrea Richardson. “ We’re deeply grateful to those who have shared their stories.”

The latest video features the Badorek family sharing their experience with their son’s autistic diagnosis. The video describes the resources BTCS offers to clients, including the teamwork of the BTCS Early Childhood Intervention and Autism programs. The programs include identifying the child’s needs, finding the right support system of therapists and doctors and walking families through the entire process from diagnosis to treatment.

“Bluebonnet Trails Community Services provides life-altering resources to families who often times don’t know where to turn when their child is diagnosed with Autism,” said Richardson. “ With our Early Childhood Intervention and Autism programs, we provide step by step support to children and their families affected by Autism and other behavioral and developmental disabilities. This partnership leads to early diagnoses and therapy, which can make a world of difference to the development and future of a child”.

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services was formed in 1997 and now serves an eight county region, including Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee and Williamson Counties. More than 700,000 Texans live in the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services region. Bluebonnet Trails provides 24-hour Crisis Care, Mental Health Services, Developmentally Disabled Services, Early Childhood Intervention and Substance Abuse Services.

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