Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette EICS recently added a kitchen to its facility to help people with mental disabilities learn to cook for themselves.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

EICS recently added a kitchen to its facility to help people with mental disabilities learn to cook for themselves.

Early Intervention and Consulation Services (EICS) held an open house Tuesday afternoon at its Leitchfield clinic to celebrate expanding its services and facility, as well as achieving national accreditation from The Joint Commission.

Currently the behavorial health clinic offers to children and families occupational, speech, mental health, and physical therapy, as well as Michelle P. Waiver (Medicaid-paid services to adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.

EICS previously occupied a third of the building in which it is located (635 South Main St. in Leitchfield), but since it opened in October of 2016, the clinic has expanded to occupy the entire facility.

As a result, EICS Leitchfield is now able to offer new services, such as community living and supports (CLS) services and feeding and swallowing clinics, as well as the upcoming Fabulous Fridays in the spring/summer of 2020 and adult day training in the spring/summer of 2020.

EICS is also now equipped to help its clients become more independent by learning to cook for themselves in the clinic's newly installed kitchen, as well as to wash their own clothes.

All the growth has also led to EICS's becoming a Joint Commission-accredited and licensed behavioral health services organization.

Additionally, in January of 2018, EICS opened a second clinic in Radcliff, Kentucky, and, in January of 2020, EICS will celebrate another milestone when its first full-time psychologist will begin working there, allowing the clinic to evaluate children for conditions such as autism and ADHD.

EICS Executive Director Robin Lashley said that seeing the business grow from her house to serving over 400 clients - many of whom travel to Leitchfield from surrounding counties - is a blessing and a dream come true.

"This is what I've wanted to do my entire life," Lashley said.

EICS's business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with clinic hours available by appointment only. For more information, call 270-287-0656, fax 270-230-0328, or visit eicsky.com.