The following was written by Sarah Anderson, parent of children served by St. Joseph’s Villa:

April is Autism Awareness Month, and during this time I wanted to make St. Joseph’s Villa aware of their outstanding gem of an employee in Rachel Boggan. Rachel is one of the most compassionate, professional and committed autism behavioral therapists that I have ever had the privilege of working with.  You can see in this picture that my twin sons–-both of whom have a diagnosis of autism-–share a great deal of affection for her.

Rachel Boggan, In-Home Clinician for St. Joseph's Villa, with Sarah's twin sons

Rachel Boggan, In-Home Clinician for St. Joseph’s Villa, with Sarah’s twin sons

Rachel has made an immeasurable difference in the lives of my children and family. Her commitment to my children has been a blessing that will resonate with them for their entire lives.  She has made it possible for them to progress to each new level they face.  I am so grateful for how Rachel has helped my children learn, how she has been a collaborative advocate for their education needs, and for the ways in which she has taught me to be a better, more effective parent.

In January my family relocated to Massachusetts, and the hardest part of leaving Virginia was leaving Rachel.  I send my best wishes and thank you for seeking out and hiring such amazing therapists like Rachel!

One Comment


  1. what a special and beautiful and gifted teacher for the twins to have experienced. She certainly deserves this lovely testimonial. And Sarah, thank you for taking the time to share about Rachel’ special gifts. You too are a special gifted and devoted mother to your three beautiful children.

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