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Impact Maker: Mary Welage, Physical Therapist (teli Early Intervention)

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Impact Maker: Mary Welage, Physical Therapist (teli Early Intervention)
Through The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh's affiliation with The Early Learning Institute (teli), we are proud to support the littlest of amazing kids (from birth to age three) with the early intervention services they need. Meet Mary Welage, a member of the teli early intervention team for nearly 16 years, who makes an impact for children and families every day.

Whether you’re looking for services that can best support your child and family or are interested in starting a new career where you can make an impact, we want to hear from you. Learn more about our services or view career opportunities with The Children's Institute and The Early Learning Institute (teli) today.


Mary M. Welage, PT
Physical Therapist
teli Early Intervention


When you think of teli early intervention, what comes to your mind?
"I think of the many families and their little ones that I have had the pleasure to be on their journey at the start of their lives. I also think of the wonderful team of colleagues that I have been able to collaborate with to serve early intervention families." 

How does being a part of teli's mission make you feel?
"Awesome! Working for teli has truly been the most rewarding and amazing experience."

What inspires you?
"The families I serve! I help little ones across a wide range of situations and conditions. Seeing children from birth to three years old, we often are on the front lines with the parent and family as they navigate through a diagnosis, treatment, and struggles."

What is your most memorable, positive on-the-job experience?
"I am super lucky! Every family wants their little one to walk - it's a huge milestone! I have the ability to assist families in realizing that dream."

'Fun' is one of our core values. What does your team do to make every day more fun?
"What is more fun than 'playing' with kids all day!?"

What is your favorite part of your job?
"Coaching families to gain the skills and knowledge to make their little one the best they can be."

Why would you encourage parents to look into teli for early intervention care for their child?
"I truly believe we are the BEST! Dedication, knowledge, and the ability to work with families are our priorities - oh yes, and we have so much fun doing it."
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