Monday, January 28, 2008
Finding Therapy Services in Arizona
I can't believe I haven't blogged about this yet! For the last couple of years, my wife and I (and a friend) have been working on product to help those that qualify for therapy services in Arizona. The problem is that once you go through all of the red tape to qualify for state provided services (for example, if your child has autism and needs speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy), you can still end up waiting months before you get the services you need. This is because the system for finding the services is old and inefficient. So we created findingservices.org to help speed up the process.
So what findingservices.org does is allow therapists and other service providers to put their openings on the web. Then those needing the services can quickly find somebody close to them that offers the services they need. The hope is that instead of taking months to find services, it will just take a few minutes.
We've got a beta system up and running with a few companies signed up to use it and so far the feedback has been very positive. We hope to have it up and running officially in the next few months.
This is an exciting project that we hope will go far in helping those with disabilities to find the services they need.