Women In Leadership: Sue Weeks Helps Autistic Children In WNY Thrive

April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM EDT

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April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM EDT

During Autism Awareness Month this April, we are honoring a woman who is making a difference in the lives of autistic children across Western New York.

Channel 7 partners with the Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners on these monthly reports.

Working with special needs children comes straight from the heart for Sue Weeks, who spent 25 years as a special education teacher in Springville before deciding to branch out on her own seven years ago.

Sue formed Turning Point Behavioral Services that helps students with developmental delays at school and Southtowns Children's Associates that helps them at home. The businesses mostly service the Southern Tier, where Sue recognized a huge need.

Her goal is to teach the children functional skills to get through life, helping them keep their focus and control their behavior.

Sue's businesses have grown rapidly over the years from two employees to 21. She says it took a lot of time and energy, but she is proud of what she accomplished.