Recent Media Coverage

See below for recent Austin-area news coverage of Any Baby Can

KVUE: Camp offers outlet for kids with siblings who have cancer

Any Baby Can is a nonprofit that supports parents and their children, trying to help them through difficult situations and diseases. One of the organization’s programs is Camp Grey Dove, a week-long camp in Killeen, Texas that allows kids who have siblings with cancer to enjoy simply being kids. Read the story…

KUT: For Kids Who Have Siblings With Cancer, Camp Offers Attention And A Break From Reality

Roughly 50 kids who have siblings with cancer are attending the free weeklong camp in Killeen. Grey Dove is run by Any Baby Can, a nonprofit that focuses on issues related to childhood development. Read the story…

Spectrum News: Five Austin Nonprofits Get Big Boost from Women’s Collective

A collective of women in Central Texas are pooling resources to see how they can impact Austin. “Any Baby Can” an $80,000 grant from “Impact Austin” on Wednesday at a ceremony at Austin City Hall. “Impact Austin” is a public charity comprised of 403 women dedicated to lifelong giving. Read the story…

Austin American Statesman: Community news: Impact Austin awarding grants

Impact Austin will award grants to five new community partners at a check presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Grant recipients will be The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace; The Contemporary Austin; Any Baby Can; Interfaith Action of Central Texas; and Seedling Foundation. Read the story…

The Texas Tribune: Senate Finance Committee Hears Parents’ Plea to Halt Therapy Cuts

The hearing comes as Senate Finance Committee members take comments on the health and human services budget for 2018-19. Federal disability law entitles eligible children to receive early intervention services, but Texas families are starting to feel a $350 million cut to Medicaid children’s therapy services that went into effect in December.Read the story…

KVUE: Push for Lawmakers to Find Funding for Kids Programs

As Texas lawmakers decide where to use the state’s money, many are pushing for funding of programs that would help children.  View the story…

Austin American-Statesman: SpawGlass to Make Home Accessible for Boys in Wheelchairs

On Wednesday, Any Baby Can met with representatives from SpawGlass, a commercial real estate construction company. SpawGlass will oversee the work to make the Season for Caring family’s home accessible, or, if the family isn’t able to keep that home because of the problems with the title, it will make another place accessible. Read the story…

Austin American-Statesman: Season for Caring: Where Are They Now? Emma, Angel and Brett Copenhaver

Emma Copenhaver, 13, and her mom Angel, 28, are both doing better than this time last year, when they were first introduced as a Season for Caring family through Any Baby Can. We catch up with the family one year later. Read the story…

Austin American-Statesman: Two Season for Caring Families Know What Medicaid Cuts for Therapy Mean

In this story by Statesman reporter Julie Chang about the cuts, we noticed a familiar face: 3-year-old Gerardo Reyes. He and his family were part of Season for Caring two years ago. Learn how the Medicaid rate cuts will affect Gerardo. Read the story…

Austin American-Statesman: Meet the Season for Caring Agency: Any Baby Can

This year, Any Baby Can nominated the Martínez De La Paz family. Both 9-year-old Juan Diego and 2-year-old Jesús have spinal muscular atrophy type 2. Their life expectancy is 20 and Juan Diego is now using a wheelchair and a ventilator. Read the story…

Austin American-Statesman: Medicaid Cuts for Disabled Children’s Therapy Services Start December 15

Last year, the Legislature approved $350 million in Medicaid cuts spread over two years — $150 million in state money and $200 million in matching federal funds — to therapy providers, primarily those serving children. Read the story…

The Texas Tribune: Texas Moving Forward with Budget Cuts for Disabled Kids’ Therapy Services

More than a year after lawmakers originally ordered it, Texas announced Monday it will enact significant cuts to the money that it pays therapists who treat vulnerable children with disabilities in two weeks. Read the story…

KXAN: Therapists Brace for Lower Rates, Hoping Law Makers Reverse Them

More than a year after they were originally ordered, the state will pay lower rates for some therapy for disabled children. After a legal fight, the state of Texas will pay $350 million less for services for disabled and foster children. Watch the story…

KVUE: Texas Families Fear Effects of Medicaid Cuts

KVUE’s Christy Millweard spotlights the impact Medicaid cuts could make on children who need the vital services provided by Any Baby Can’s ECI program. Watch the story…

KUT: Early Childhood Program Cuts Affected Enrollment Among Black Children the Most

According to a new study from Texans Care for Children, the impact of budget cuts on ECI programs back in 2011 has had a bigger impact than expected. The group found statewide enrollment in ECI programs fell by 14 percent between 2011 and 2015.  Hear the story…

Texas Public Radio: Parents Urge Lawmakers

State lawmakers are hearing from the families of children with disabilities. Families are worried some lawmakers want to cut the rates paid to therapists and now that service may be lost. Hear the story…

The Texas Tribune: Texas Budget Writers Hear Concerns Over Medicaid Therapy Cuts

Texas lawmakers revisit the fate of a cut in state funding to Medicaid payments for disabled children’s therapy. View the story…

KVUE: Parents Plead to Repeal Cuts to Kids’ Therapy

Dozens of desperate parents are begging state lawmakers to reverse policies and budget cuts that have led to thousands of disabled children losing therapy.  View the story…

Austin American-Statesman: Parents Rebuke Lawmakers for Cutting Medicaid Money for Therapy

Families of disabled children packed a Capitol hearing room Thursday to rebuke lawmakers for cutting money for therapy services to some of the poorest and most vulnerable Texas children.  Read the story…

Time Warner Cable News: Lawmakers Hear Concerns Over Medicaid Therapy Cuts

Families of children with disabilities showed up to the Capitol Thursday to fight for continued therapy services. Hear how cuts lawmakers passed last session are affecting their kids’ care.  View the story…

KXAN: Medicaid Changes Would Cut Funds for Texas Kids Healthcare

A move in the state legislature is making it hard for kids in Texas to get the specialized care they need. Chief Communications Officer John Branham joins KXAN to discuss the impact these rate cuts are having. View the story…

KVUE: Medicaid Cuts Put Therapy Program at Risk

Medicaid budget rate cuts continue to threaten the work Any Baby Can provides in the homes of children and families, like Gerardo and his mother Mayra. View the story…

KVUE: DFPS Working to Prevent Child Abuse

See Any Baby Can President and CEO Andy Miller speak to the effectiveness of parenting education classes in this KVUE interview. View the story…

The Texas Tribune: Budget Cuts Hit Early Childhood Intervention Program

Learn about the impact Any Baby Can therapists make on Austin-area families, while Medicaid cuts threaten their vital work in this Texas Tribune article.
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KXAN: Therapists Brace for Lower Rates

See an Any Baby Can therapist work with a client family, making a huge impact on child development while facing Medicaid cuts in this KXAN Austin News interview.
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KXAN: Texas Courts to Decide Funds for Child Therapy

Watch Any Baby Can President and CEO Andy Miller speak about how Medicaid cuts could impact the services provided to families in this KXAN Austin News interview.
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Austin 360: Rockin’ Round Up for Any Baby Can

The 19thAnnual Rockin’ Round Up benefiting Any Baby Can was held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The event raises vital funds for the organization and brings together a vast and varied group of supporters.
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Austin MD Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Harvest Classic

Learn about Any Baby Can’s partnership with the Harvest Classic European and Vintage Motorcycle Rally benefiting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer program.
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Austin-American Statesman: Nurse-Family Partnership Graduation

Read the success story of nearly 60 first-time mothers who graduated from Any baby Can’s Nurse-Family Partnership program in September.
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¡Ahora Si!: Nurse-Family Partnership Graduation

The Spanish edition of the Austin-American Statesman covers the September graduation of first-time mothers.
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Austin MD Magazine May/June 2015 Issue:  Run to Hear 5K

Turn to page 44 to read more about how the Deaf Club started and grew the annual Run to Hear 5K over the last 5 years.
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KEYE-TV:  Run to Hear 5K Interview

Watch Deaf Club members and founders of Run to Hear 5K, along with Any Baby Can’s Chief Communications Officer, John Branham, discuss the May 23 run which benefits Any Baby Can’s Children Hearing Aids Texas (CHAT) Program.
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KVUE-TV:  Run to Hear 5K Interview

Bridget Black of the Deaf Club and Any Baby Can’s Chief Communications Officer, John Branham, explain to viewers how the Run to Hear 5K has grown over the last 5 years and continues to raise money for children in Central Texas with audiological needs.
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