News and Discussions

The latest news and discussions on the topics of family health, parent education and child development.

Update on Texas Legislative Session

We supported bills in the Texas legislative session aimed at improving funding for early intervention, Medicaid eligibility, and access to home-visiting services.
Regents of Austin Student Volunteers

Volunteers Get Creative to Help Families

Rather than canceling their annual service projects and trips, Regents School of Austin decided to adapt, refocus and find a way to give back and make a local impact through volunteers.
Infant playing with sensory bin.

Brain Development and Early Intervention

Our staff participated in the Brain Story Certification program to gain a deeper understanding of brain development and its impact on lifelong health.
Lauretta Jackson in an at-home setting prepandemic providing Early Childhood Intervention services.

Leader and Advocate of Early Intervention

Any Baby Can’s annual Ruth Wells Award recognizes a staff member’s commitment to service, passion for our work and clients, and dedication to our mission. This year’s winner is physical therapist Lauretta Jackson!

What Unites Our Programs

What connects our work across all programs is that we develop our clients’ self-sufficiency and self- efficacy, and we’re dedicated to delivering quality services to meet that goal.
Staff in mask in front of clients

Client Survey: What Families Say About Our Services

Our client survey identifies ways in which Any Baby Can is supporting families and how our activities ultimately impact the community.
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Innovations in Maternal Health

United Health Foundation and Any Baby Can partner to expand maternal care for at-risk women in Texas by improving pregnancy outcomes, decreasing pre-term births, and empowering mothers and their partners to create better futures for themselves and their babies.
Mom and son playing game

A Vision More Powerful Than Ever

Even in challenging times, Any Baby Can is committed to our bold vision and we’ll continue to create stability within families and across our community.
Family distanced from parent educator wearing mask

How Our Programs are Adapting

During the Coronavirus pandemic, our staff, volunteers, supporters and client families have adapted, learned new skills and taken on new roles. While programs may be delivered a little bit differently, the value and need for support services is crucial.

Looking Back & Moving Forward with Veronda Durden

President & CEO Veronda L. Durden shares some key successes from the last year, and a look ahead at serving families in Central Texas.

Recognizing Leader in Parent Education

Cora Cramer wins the 2023 Ruth Wells Award, a employee recognition award for her commitment to children and families in Central Texas.

Kids Art Contest Winners!

Our kids art contest was an opportunity for our young clients to share what “family” means to them.

2023 Texas Legislative Session Update

Any Baby Can played a pivotal role in the 2023 legislative session, collaborating with key partners to advocate for well-being of parents and children.

Growth Mindset for Parenting

Growth mindset—the idea that your skills improve through effort, practice and learning—applies to parenting too!

Improving Mother-Baby Outcomes

When a mother is supported in pregnancy and throughout parenthood, the person who benefits the most is the child.

A Little Goes a Long Way in Supporting Children

A little goes a long way in allowing a family to focus on what children need to thrive.

A Legacy Lives on Through Giving

After facing the diagnosis of childhood cancer, the Duke family created a legacy through giving for their daughter Emma.

It Starts With Prevention

Any Baby Can is committed to using our expertise and our voice to advocate for the changes at the legislative level that ultimately benefit families.


We foster strong, resilient families to reach their full potential. We adapt and respond as the needs of families in our community evolve.