We had the good fortune of connecting with Meagan Dungan and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Meagan, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Achieving Milestones Pediatric therapy is a collaborative therapy practice that provides services for children with developmental or special needs. We are dedicated to providing accessible and comprehensive care to individuals with a wide range of developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities. Our clinic offers various therapeutic interventions, including speech therapy, feeding therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. By offering these specialized services in a single location, we eliminate the need for families to travel long distances or navigate multiple healthcare providers, making care more convenient and efficient.The impact of our therapy practice extends far beyond the individuals receiving therapy. We empower individuals with special needs to gain independence, improve their functional abilities, and enhance their overall quality of life. By equipping them with the necessary skills and strategies to overcome obstacles, we enable individuals to participate more actively in their communities and lead fulfilling lives. Furthermore, we provide invaluable support to families. We offer guidance, resources, and a supportive network, helping families navigate the complexities of raising a child with special needs. This support fosters resilience, reduces stress levels, and improves overall family well-being, creating a ripple effect of positive change throughout the community. We often act as advocates for individuals with special needs, both within the community and on a larger scale. Our goal is to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by these individuals, promote the importance of early intervention and therapy, and advocate for policy changes that improve access to essential services. By actively engaging with the community, we encourage empathy, understanding, and acceptance, fostering a more inclusive and compassionate society.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
At our clinic, we provide a collaborative therapy approach that emphasizes teamwork and shared expertise. By fostering an environment where therapists work together, we create a holistic approach to evaluation, treatment, and support. This collaborative effort ensures that each child receives comprehensive and tailored care, as therapists bring their unique perspectives and skills to the table. The synergy among our team allows us to provide the highest quality therapy services, with the ultimate goal of helping children achieve their developmental milestones and thrive. Our practice is rooted in Christian values, where love and unity form the foundation of our core principles. We believe that every child is fearfully and wonderfully made, with a purpose in this world. With a deep sense of compassion and empathy, we strive to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where children and their families feel accepted, supported, and loved. Our commitment to these values extends to every aspect of our practice, from interactions with families to the therapeutic interventions we provide. We understand that caring for a child with developmental delays or special needs can be overwhelming for families. That is why we prioritize offering support and resources to parents and caregivers. We work closely with families, providing guidance, education, and access to community resources that can aid in their child’s development. By empowering families with knowledge and tools, we aim to create a collaborative partnership, where everyone works together to help the child reach their full potential. Creating a therapy clinic that excels in providing top-quality services requires dedication and ongoing effort. We are committed to constantly improving and evolving our practices to ensure we deliver the best care possible. By striving for excellence, we aim to be the premier facility in North Dallas for therapy services, continually raising the bar in the field.

Our Christian-based collaborative therapy clinic in North Dallas stands as a testament to the power of love, unity, and faith. With a vision of empowering children to fulfill their God-given purpose, we have created a practice that not only provides high-quality therapy services but also offers unwavering support and resources to families. By fostering a collaborative environment and adhering to Christian values, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children and their families. As we continue to work hard and strive for excellence, our clinic remains dedicated to being a beacon of hope, love, and holistic care in the North Dallas community.

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Behind every successful entrepreneur, there is often a spouse or partner who provides unwavering support and encouragement. In my case, my husband Chase has been my biggest cheerleader. His belief in my vision, sacrifices, and constant support have given me the confidence to overcome obstacles and pursue my dreams. I am truly grateful to have him by my side as I navigate the challenges of running a special needs therapy clinic. My mother Robin has been a driving force in shaping the strong and motivated woman I am today. She has taught me resilience, determination, and the importance of never giving up. Her unwavering support and guidance have been invaluable as I embarked on this journey of entrepreneurship. I am forever grateful for her love, wisdom, and the values she instilled in me, which have played a significant role in my success. Being part of a supportive community of entrepreneurs, such as Master Networks, has been instrumental in my growth as a business owner. The members of the Celina chapter have poured their wisdom, experience, and encouragement into me. From teaching me valuable business strategies to providing a safe space for collaboration and support, this network has helped me overcome obstacles, celebrate victories, and continuously strive for excellence. The Celina community, with its vibrant and supportive atmosphere, has been an essential pillar of my journey. From the moment I opened my special needs therapy clinic in August of 2021, the community welcomed me with open arms. The Chamber of Commerce and Celina EDC provided invaluable resources, guidance, and networking opportunities that helped me navigate the intricacies of starting a business. Their support and commitment to fostering local entrepreneurship have been instrumental in my clinic’s growth and success. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to these remarkable individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in shaping my path as a business owner.

Website: www.achievingmilestones.net

Instagram: www.instagram.com/achievingmilestonesptx

Facebook: www.facebook.com/achievingmilestonesptx

Image Credits
Lindy Southwell, Alex Swinney

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