History

TWO DECADES AND COUNTING OF EFFECTIVE, COST-EFFICIENT, INNOVATIVE THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

1998
Diana Fongheiser and Pam Hackett founded Pediatric Therapeutic Services

1999
Selected to provide therapy teams to several Delaware County school districts in addition to charter schools throughout southeastern PA

2003
Hires first Clinical Director

2005
Creates Budget watch, a web-based platform revolutionizing how related services are provided and setting a new standard for fiscal discipline and accountability in special education programs

2007
Ranks on the Inc. 5000 list (Inc. Magazine) as one of America’s fastest growing companies

2008

  • Network grows to 1500 licensed therapists
  • Consolidates ownership interest to Diana Fongheiser and Pam Hackett to refocus corporate operations on value creation, philanthropy, and technology solutions
  • Moves to 525 Fayette Street office in Conshohocken
  • Honored as finalist for the American Business Awards’ Stevie Award for Women in Business in the category of “Best Services Company”
  • Ranks on the Inc. 5000 list (Inc. Magazine) as one of America’s fastest growing companies
  • PTS co-founder Pam Hackett volunteers at Beautiful Gate Special School in Mysore, India

2009

  • Awarded Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award for “Best Customer Service of Any Small Business in the Region”
  • Honored as finalist for the American Business Awards’ Stevie Award for Women in Business in the category of “Best Services Company”
  • Ranks on the Inc. 5000 list (Inc. Magazine) as one of America’s fastest growing companies
  • Inducts therapists with 10 years of service into its prestigious “Decade of Distinction Club”
  • Co-founder Pam Hackett returns to volunteer at Beautiful Gate Special School in Mysore, India
  • Launches BudgetWatch™ II, simplifying therapist billing and offering clients greater analytical capabilities

2010

  • Expands into New York, and Connecticut
  • Serves four dozen education organizations and an estimated 6,000 children

2011

  • Creates Special Education Teacher of the Year grant

2012

2013

2014

2015  

2017

  • Funds a fourth Beautiful Gates Special School for special needs students in Mysore, India
  • Launches School-Based Academy for therapists new to the educational setting