Center for Special Needs Children
Positively Kids was founded in 1999 by Fred Schultz with the goal of providing quality healthcare services to children with special medical needs. At the time, many families with a medically fragile child were often told to institutionalize their child or send them out of state for care. These alternatives were unacceptable to Mr. Schultz. As a result of this significant gap in services for special needs children, the Foundation for Positively Kids was created. Through the efforts of the Board of Directors, dedicated volunteers, and gracious community support, Positively Kids has been able to provide a range of culturally appropriate, therapeutic services, and programs for special needs children and their families, including in-home care that keeps families together.
But Positively Kids isn’t done yet. . . . .
Positively Kids is working to construct a new building at N. Jones and 215, which will provide 60 beds for pediatric extended care for medically fragile and chronically ill children. These are children who require long-term, 24-hour-a-day skilled nursing services and/or life-sustaining equipment in order to survive. Patients at the center will also receive regularly scheduled therapies, such as physical, occupational, and/or speech while in the care of Positively Kids.