August Newsletter!
Family Fun Day at The Columbia Marionette Theater
We are going to see Dino Tales at the marionette theater Saturday, August 18th at 10 am!! This is such a fun family friendly experience that the kids will LOVE!
They will have a craft and snacks before the show.
Sign up in the lobby or by emailing Joye !
Help us welcome our new staff members!!
Lindsey Duerr, Bridges Co-Teacher
Lindsey graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a minor in Service Learning. She holds a teaching license in special education and brings 4 years of experience teaching in the public school system. Lindsey lives in Columbia with her husband, Stephen, and their dog, Leia. She loves to travel and visit new cities with her family and friends. You can reach Lindsey at
Romy Diaz -Rodriguez; Family Engagement Specialist
Romy was born in Cuba, in a little town called the old Havana, graduated from the very prestigious School of art of Cuba E.N.A, as a professional Ballet Dancer and teacher. During tours all over the world, she had the amazing privilege to share her love of dance while embracing and learning from other Latino cultures.
As a mother of two, she is very familiar with the special need world and excited for the opportunity to assist our Latinos families in many ways. Please feel free to come by and say Hola ! Romy's email is
*There will also be new aides, interns, and volunteers around TTP starting this month*
Therapalooza will be  Thursday, September 20th from 6-10 PM  at The Hall at Senate's End! We are super excited for this year as we are honoring Kim Conant, Special Needs Care Nurse from Palmetto Pediatrics. Kim was one of the founding board members of TTP and is a rock star in the special needs community, having helped and still helping hundreds, if not thousands of families across the midlands and beyond. Kim's passion for helping, her positivity in a world that can oftentimes seem overwhelming and her genuine love for the families she serves make her an obvious choice for this inaugural award. Please join us at Therapalooza to celebrate Kim before her spring 2019 retirement!

Tickets are $65 each and include live music from the Reggie Sullivan Band, open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres and fantastic live and silent auction items! TTP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All funds raised at this event provide scholarships for our programs not covered by insurance and help us improve our facilities and train our teachers & therapists.

TTP Families have lots of ways to help as well as get reduced ticket cost:
1) TTP families can purchase two tickets for the reduced cost of $45/each!! You may purchase your tickets from Joye Lee at the front desk!
2) We are also looking for volunteers ! Volunteers who work a 3 hour shift will receive free admission. If you are interested in volunteering please email Terry Reid at!
3) Help with sponsorships and auction items . See Dawn Darby for the forms to solicit to your company, your friends' companies and the businesses you frequent. Thank you!!
August means school is back in session! We wish you all a great start to the new school year!!
Bridges is closed from July 30 - August 13!
Bridges parents are invited to a Back-to-School on August 9. This is an opportunity for parents to get the new school year handbook and calendar, meet/reconnect with Bridges staff, and mingle with other families.  
August is Children's eye health and safety month!
Family Support Services at The Therapy Place are made possible by the following generous donors:
The Cheerful Giver Fund of Central Carolina Community Foundation
The Therapy Place
PHONE: 803.787.3033
FAX: 803.787.0300