April 2023 News & Updates

A "Royal" Note...

To our beloved Amaryllis Community:

I share that Cindy is doing well, resting, and on the mend. She sends her love and gratitude to each of you.

This month we honor, celebrate, and share World Autism Day and Autism Acceptance Month. About 1% of our worlds population has autism spectrum disorder. And we celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month. We are certainly fortunate to have some of the best OT's in the area.

I am honored and blessed to be a part of the Amaryllis family, a group of therapists with 200 years of combined education, experience, and training! While I have not met all of you, I have met some incredible families.

I was born and raised in Omaha and spent three years in Austin before moving to Denver in the fall of 2022.

I am no stranger to Denver, and have enjoyed its hospitality, scenery, and air for many years. I love to cook, walk, swim, camp, volunteer, and spend time with my chosen family.

You will find me at the front desk, at my desk, and even around the therapy rooms, if you see me please say hi. I am here to help, to learn, and to share.


In gratitude,

Royal, Office Manager


Coming soon this summer! Cooking Classes, Social Skills Classes, and Fine Motor Handwriting Skills Classes! We will share dates and times soon!


With over 20 years in private practice, Andrew Tarr has successfully worked with a wide range of clients, from infants to seniors, to those with physical or neurological challenges, as well as many high-performers such as musicians, athlete’s, and actors. 

Andrew co-founded Colorado Learning Through Movement with Barbara Horwitch (ABM) in Louisville, CO, where he sees clients M-Thur. On Fridays he is in Denver at Amaryllis Therapy Network, a premier integrative pediatric therapy center, providing occupational, physical, and speech therapy to infants through adolescents. This setting provides cross-training many opportunities for collaboration, cross training, and referrals across different disciplines. 

Andrew’s background includes a BA in Philosophy, collegiate and masters rowing, contact improvisation dance, playing violin from an early age, coaching Special Olympics swim and ski teams, and extensive experience with diverse populations of people with physical and developmental challenges. He is also a core member of the Integral Zen Center, in Denver.

Phone: 303-345-5777

email: tarr.andrew@gmail.com


Important Sensory Milestones: Baby’s First Year

How do baby's sensory skills develop over their first year? Here are a few of baby’s sensory milestones from 0-12 months, validated by American Academy of Pediatric findings!

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Infant Massage Class 12:30p-1:30pm:

May classes will be on the 17th, 19th, and 24th.


June classes will be on the 7th, 14th and 21st.


This is an in person class AND can also be accessed virtually. The instructor is Robin Hoffman, OTR/L, CIMI, and it is open to all parents and babies in the community (you do not need to be an Amaryllis Therapy client to attend). 

Joey Rhoton, COTA

We are happy to announce that Joey will be returning to Amaryllis Therapy, beginning May 27th! She will offer appointments each Saturday from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

To check availability and to schedule, please reach out to our front desk team: Nathan and Nova.

We are blessed to have a high demand for the services we provide, our therapists have a combined 200 years' worth of experience, education, and training. In some cases, appointments are being scheduled 2 months out. We are experiencing a high number of cancellations without any advance notice. Without advanced notice, we are unable to offer families those appointment times which impacts our bottom line.

As we explore ways to decrease the number of cancelations with no notice, we are asking for your help: before canceling please consider changing your appointment to a Telehealth appointment. If you need to cancel, please observe our policy of allowing at least 24 hours' notice.

We know many value convenient weekly/bi-weekly appointments. Patients who have 2 or more cancelations in a 2-month period will be removed from their weekly/bi-weekly standing appointments and placed on a floating schedule. In addition, cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice will be charged a $50 cancelation fee.


Road work on Harlan and I-70 is on going. This could affect the travel time for your appointment. We suggest using the Sheridan and Wadsworth Exits!

Click here for details!


The clinic will follow the same weather closures as Denver Public Schools.

Please refer to 9 News, our Facebook Page, or our Website to check if we are closed on that day. Thank you!

Family Time Corner

Veggie Packed Tater Tot Bake

Ingredients/Kitchen Items:

  • Baking Dish
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 pound of frozen broccoli florets (or fresh!)
  • 1 cup of peppers (red, green, yellow, orange)
  • 1/3 cup of onions (optional)
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (divided)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup of half and half (or whole milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 32 ounce bag of tater tots
  • Adding protein is an option (chicken, sausage, ham, beef, turkey)


  • This can be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on the ingredients you use. Make it your own!
  • Preheat oven (middle rack) to 375 degrees. Coat the baking dish with cooking spray.
  • If broccoli is frozen, follow instructions to heat to thaw. Place thawed and drained or fresh broccoli in a single layer in baking dish.
  • Sprinkle onions, peppers or other toppings you choose on top, add 1 cup (not all!) to the baking dish.
  • In a bowl whisk eggs, half and half, salt and pepper (and any other seasoning you like) together and pour over all ingredients in the baking dish.
  • Arrange tater tots in the baking dish as the next layer, side by side, single layer. (you will have a few left over)
  • Place baking dish in oven for 30 minutes, uncovered. After 30 minutes, sprinkle the last cup of cheese on top, and bake for another 30-40 minutes.
  • Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving.

Adapted from: The Kitchn.com

“Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” -Josiah

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