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Welcome to Holland

COMMITMENT, COMPASSION, INTEGRITY & ALWAYS STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE

Facilities

CHEMICAL FREE FACILITY

Holland Center strives to create the best learning environment possible for our clients. This includes minimizing chemicals from the environment that may be harmful to the children.

Our center uses chemical free, non-toxic and plant base cleaning products. Holland Center also uses hydrogen peroxide for cleaning.  We hire a professional carpet cleaning company that uses enhanced water that is electrolyzed and oxidized, instead of chemicals, to create a powerful cleaning solution.

There are no pesticides or herbicides used on the grounds. All students, staff, and visitors are requested to remove their shoes or wear center only shoes at Holland.

The paint used throughout the center is NO VOC paint which eliminates exposure to volatile organic compounds.  The cove adhesives used are rated green and NO VOC as well.

The floor on the main level is marmoleum.  Marmoleum is a non-toxic, anti-bacterial flooring.  The upper level is carpet that has been completely outgassed.

Wood or metal is chosen whenever possible for center needs. We strive to lessen any plastic, especially soft plastics. which can be toxic. We strive to be compliant with European Union standards of safety.

Staff are asked to refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume, lotions and shampoos.

The playground contains two “Rainbow Play sets” built with Redwood. The wood is untreated to reduce potential toxins.

For more information about how chemicals impact our environment, please visit:
http://www.ewg.org/about-us

GLUTEN / CASEIN / PEANUT / ARTIFICIAL COLOR FREE

The benefits of dietary intervention have been supported by researchers in the Autism Community. Our therapists work with professionals to understand these dietary interventions and help assist families in their implementation. Our therapists also understand the need for vitamin and mineral supplementation and are trained to administer these supplements as well as other prescribed medications.

Holland Center is a Gluten and Casein free facility. Research has shown that some children with autism have been found to have insufficient amounts of the DPPIV enzyme that breaks down the Gluten and Casein molecules. In order to provide these children with the safest environment possible, we do not permit clients to bring foods containing Gluten and Casein into Holland Center.

For more information about Gluten and Casein Free dietary interventions, please visithttps://tacanow.org/family-resources/diet/

Artificial food coloring is not permitted in items that are meant to be consumed at the center. These dyes have been linked to hyperactivity, hypersensitivity, behavior issues, and tumors.

For more information about artificial colors, please visit:
https://cspinet.org/new/pdf/food-dyes-rainbow-of-risks.pdf

In order to best meet the needs of our clients with peanut allergies, we are a peanut-free facility.

Holland Center Staff

Jennifer Larson
Owner, CEO
Opened May 2004
BIO
Dr. Nicole Smith, Psy.D, LP
Clinic Directora
Started November 2011
BIO
Marietta N. Janecky, M.Ed., BCBA
Senior Behavior Analyst
Started September 2013
BIO
Nicole Miller, B.S., MHP
Intake Coordinator
Started February 2013
BIO
Stephanie Taft, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Started February 2012
BIO
Alexis Waldin, M.S., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Started January 2013
BIO
Lindsay McMillan, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Started May 2013
BIO
Brittany Fink, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Started July 2018
BIO
Jamie Kragseth, M.A., BCBA | Team Trainer,
Started June 2013
Mel Vankuiken, M.A., MHP | Team Trainer,
Started March 2015
 
Taryn Lee, B.S., MHP | Team Trainer,
Started May 2014
 
Jessica Thorn, B.A., MHP | Program Supervisor
Started June 2016
 
Kelly Gherity, B.S., MHP | Program Supervisor,
Started February 2014
Tim Freeman, B.A., MHP | Program Supervisor,
Started June 2015
 
Joe Carlson, M.A., BCBA | Program Supervisor,
Started June 2014
 
Kristin Paulson, B.S., MHP | Program Supervisor,
Started February 2014
 
Stephanie Polizzi, M.S.W., MHP | Program Supervisor
Started June 2017
 
Chloe Goldstein, B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist - Classroom Lead,
Started May 2014
 
Kate Lippitt, B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started May 2007
 
Ellyn McIsaac, B.S., MHP | Behavior Therapist
Started May 2017
 
Bridgette Pumarlo, B.S., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started September 2015
 
Kayla Rengel, B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist - Adventure Club Lead,
Started August 2014
 
Ellen Sahli, B.S., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started September 2017
 
Troy Woolever, M.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started October 2016
 
Taylor Lundgren, B.S., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started December 2017
 
Rachel Schuth, B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started December 2017
 
Ashlee Achtenberg B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started December 2017
Leah Willett, M.S., BCaBA | Behavior Therapist,
Started December 2017
Morgan Timmerman, B.S., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started January 2018
 
Melanie Breza, B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started January 2018
 
Fabien Dubbe, B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started February 2018
 
Libby Jundt, B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started April 2018
 
Danielle Detloff, B.S. B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started April 2018
Wyatt Brooks, B.S., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started June 2018
 
Ariel Dubbe, B.S., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started July 2018
 
Marie Haugen, B.S., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started July 2018
Moriah Stephens, B.A., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started July 2018
Emily Sample, B.S.E., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started September 2018
Sarah Fischer, B.S., MHP | Behavior Therapist,
Started September 2018
Maddie G. | Part-time Behavior Therapist
Started June 2018
Katy Fuller, B.A., MHP | Administrative Assistant,
Started March 2011

HOLLAND CENTER

10273 Yellow Circle Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343

952.401.9359

info@hollandcenter.com

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Holland Center is a MN autism center and a day program for treatment of children with autism.

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Holland Center

10273 Yellow Circle Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343

952.401.9359

info@hollandcenter.com