Welcome to The Collective!

The Collective is a NEW newsletter designed for you and your family to get to know Catalight Care Services. We’ll provide you with tips and resources as well as keep you informed about our latest research, insights and programs to make your day-to-day more manageable. 

Trusting us with your care is a privilege and we take that responsibility seriously. We look forward to sharing more with you about Catalight Care Services, our resources and how we can support you on your care journey.

Tracy Gayeski
Senior Vice President, Catalight Care Services

Catalight is a values-driven, non-profit organization focused on empowering individuals to choose their own path in life. As part of this, we want to support you with person and family-centered treatment options that help you achieve your goals, deliver meaningful outcomes and drive greater wellbeing for the entire family.

We recognize that everyone has unique needs and circumstances and that understanding those makes a significant difference in getting you on the right path. There is no one right option when it comes to care, so our network has flexible treatment options backed by real-world data and can be tailored to support your child and family in a way that works best for you.

One of our approaches is called parent-mediated care, where our multidisciplinary team trains the primary caregivers to deliver care in real-time everyday scenarios which improves confidence, reduces stress and produces quality outcomes for many families. It also gives you back precious time to spend on other activities and can help reduce the cost of care.


Seeing The Big Picture

Learn more about the social determinants of health and how we are considering these factors as they play a significant role in successfully receiving and experiencing care.


Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month

April used to be known as Autism Awareness Month, but in 2021 the Autism Society of America announced that they were changing the terminology to Autism Acceptance Month. Why the change? Christopher Banks, President and CEO of Autism Society of America, said, “Awareness is knowing somebody has autism, acceptance is when you include a person with autism in your activities…you help them to develop in that community and get that sense of connection to other people.” This month the world celebrates people with autism and the families that love and care for them.

Spread the word, as acceptance is often the biggest challenge for autistic individuals when finding and developing supportive relationships. Educational and social activities that create connections through inclusion are an important first step. We also need to raise awareness for equal rights and resources. Let’s celebrate the differences that make up our communities.


Self-Care For Caregivers

Caregivers often overlook their own needs in service of their loved ones, but it is important to prioritize self-care, give yourself a break and remember that to sustain your role you need to make sure you aren’t running on empty.