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How Genetic Testing Will Transform Mental Health Care

Posted at 12:33 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 12:33:10-04

Amy Edgar, APRN, CRNP, FNP-C, is an inspiring nurse practitioner seeking to change healthcare from the inside and embrace the superpowers of our next generation of humans. Weaving the threads of mom, entrepreneur, teacher, nurse, primary care provider, and science geek, she founded the Children's Integrated Center for Success in 2014. Ignited by her experience raising her now 16-year old daughter, Amy unites systems thinking and integrated care delivery models to create a primary care center focused on children with behavioral health needs. From the latest in genetics research, to nutrition, to occupational therapy and speech, to art and equine therapy, to staffing school advocates and marriage counselors -- CICS strives to have the answers their families need to reach every child, every time. In 2017, Amy led CICS to better connect career opportunities for children with autism looking for suitable work to capture their own piece of the American Dream, which has pioneered the CICS Foundation and Maker Lab.