"Susan's workshop was informative and hands-on. I will apply what I learned in my classroom tomorrow!"
-NK in NYC
"Susan Varsames is one of the most effective professionals in
the field of ASD due to not only her massive acquisition of knowledge from studying and working with the kids but also because
of her intuitive sense of how the kids are processing the world around them. She has shared her knowledge and perspective
with so many others in her generous and patient manner that there has been an exponential increase in the understanding of
how to deal with ASD kids and what it is like to walk in their shoes.
Over the last twelve
years, Sue and HLC have provided our son with integrated ABA/occupational therapy, educational consulting, academic support,
and one on one theatre arts workshops through colleagues that Sue is able to utilize for really creative therapies.
She provided our family with an understanding of autism and an educational plan that took us from fear and dread to hope and
years of both beneficial and harrowing experiences with special needs service providers, I can say with my hands on my heart
that the one place that was always on the positive side was HLC. From an initial Educational Consultation and Occupational
Therapy, through to "Tuesday Friends" social group and Computer Training, our son, Paul, thrived, learned, and enjoyed
every minute being there. Watching the staff, especially Susan, makes you strive to be a better, more patient, parent.
They have my deepest gratitude and respect."
"Having Sue work with David at the Holistic Learning Center for the past seven
years has been such a blessing for us. She has taken him farther than we ever expected he would go. She is bright,
patient, and so comprehensive in what she has to offer each child based on their individual needs. I would recommend
Sue and the center to any family looking for a starting place after diagnosis, a learning center where they will receive services
that really make a difference and a staff fully committed to getting their child to reach their full potential."
"It is very had to truly express how lucky we feel to have Sue and all those who have found us because of
came away from my meeting with Susan at Holistic Learning Center feeling renewed, uplifted and most importantly encouraged.
Having a full network of people who are able to address all the needs of my child, helps my family make great strides toward
a happier home."
our son was first diagnosed with autism, everyone we talked to mentioned Sue's name. We knew we had to supplement our
son's program by getting him help from the HLC. Our son spent three years at HLC and made tremendous gains during those
years. We credit his progress to Sue and her incredibly professional and talented team. We were extremely fortunate
to have HLC as a resource."
-SLP in Scarsdale, NY
"I have a nine year old son with autism who has been receiving services from the therapists
at HLC for the past four years. We have had well trained, professional, hard working therapists throughout that time.
My son has made so much progress as a result of their efforts."