About the business:
Specialized Therapy Services of Amarillo provides physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy to special needs children. The company was started by CEO Karen Day, a speech pathologist, after she was laid off from her job. Day, who had little previous business experience, was able to obtain advice from a local entrepreneur who mentored her in launching her own operation and growing the business. In an effort to give back, STS is involved with the local Down Syndrome Guild and other causes that help children with disabilities.
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