Dr. Mraz’s therapeutic programs have evolved to treat the child at every stage of their development. She opened Eyas Landing in 2007 with an initial focus on Early Intervention. While working with these families at Eyas Landing, Dr. Mraz recognized the need for a therapeutic preschool and kindergarten to help set children up for success and opened Blue Bird Day in 2014. The Merlin Day Academy was founded in a similar manner as Blue Bird Day. While many Blue Bird Day clients were able to transition to a traditional school upon graduation, some clients required additional supports and a therapeutic school environment. Dr. Mraz founded Merlin Day Academy to provide this much needed service to Chicago area families.
In 2007, Dr. Laura established Eyas Landing, an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic. Eyas Landing initially offered Developmental Therapy services for children in Early Intervention and has since grown to offer a wide range of therapy services that are provided in the clinic, home, school, daycare and virtually.
Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. Their highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of their clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.
Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Early Intervention services, Social Work, Nutrition and Feeding Therapy, Family Therapy, and Neuropsychological testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, in-home, and in our state-of-the-art clinic.
Blue Bird Day Program
While working with clients and families at Eyas Landing, Dr. Mraz noticed the need for an educational and therapeutic preschool and kindergarten program where children could develop the skills to succeed in a traditional school environment. In 2014, Dr. Mraz established Blue Bird Day, and the program has since expanded to multiple locations across the Chicagoland area.
Blue Bird Day is an intensive pediatric therapy program designed to foster socialization, sensory regulation and learning in children with therapeutic rotations that simulate a preschool and kindergarten setting. Their highly educated and compassionate staff provide Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, and Nutrition and Feeding Therapy.
Blue Bird Day’s therapeutic programs are ideal for children with autism/autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, stuttering, and feeding disorders. Relationship-based therapists work to build individual goals for each child and family to ensure future success in all situations.
Merlin Day Academy
The Merlin Day Academy was founded in a similar manner as Blue Bird Day. While many Blue Bird Day clients were able to transition to a traditional school upon graduation, some clients required additional supports and a therapeutic school environment. Dr. Mraz founded Merlin Day Academy to provide this much needed service to Chicago area families.
Coming Soon: Merlin Day Academy is opening a new location in Avondale!
Dr. Laura’s Education and Expertise
2020 New Alumni Award
University of Illinois Chicago Applied Health Science
2017 SPARK Autism Hero Award
SPARK for Autism
2017-2019 Top Autism Speaks Chicago Walk Sponsor
Autism Speaks Chicago
Expertise Best Preschool in Chicago
Blue Bird Day
2007 Mulcahy Research Scholar
Loyola University of Chicago