High-Fives for a Year of Little Victories Making a Big Impact!
December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022
As this year comes to a close, we are reflecting on all the wins we’ve gotten to witness and hear about this year. From autism families experiencing some of many “firsts,” to Hopebridge Heroes stepping into exciting new roles in their careers, we love seeing the doors to opportunity open so wide for our community.
Before diving into 2023, we are giving an enormous amount of virtual high-fives, hugs, dance parties and praise to all the children, families and team members who created such a big impact out of so many little (and sometimes not-so-little) victories in 2022.
What does this impact look like? By the numbers, it’s 5,126 families served in 120 locations across 12 states. It’s growth at all levels of our team with 1,631 internal promotions. It’s a wealth of learning that involves 273 students enrolled in our renowned Fellowship Program, plus 5,643 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) we provided to our team. And one we’re really proud of—it’s a 92% caregiver satisfaction score from our families.
What do these victories look like on an individual – but equally exciting – scale? Here is a peek back at the achievements and memories some of our team members and families shared they are most proud of this year:
“One of my patients said ‘mommy’ for the first time. Her mom expressed her gratitude and appreciation for her child’s therapy team and all the hard work they do day-in and day-out with him. She sat in tears during our family guidance session because she was told he would never speak.”
Taylor, Hopebridge center in Valparaiso, IN
“Passing my BCBA exam on the first attempt!” Isabelle, Hopebridge center in Brookhaven, GA “My son understands some commands, like ‘come here,’ and ‘let’s put your shoes on.’”
Melissa, Hopebridge mom
“My favorite victory of 2022 was receiving my master’s degree in ABA!”
La-Toya, Hopebridge center in Fayetteville, GA
“In the spring, I began working with a non-verbal, prompt-dependent patient who would not eat and was dependent on a bottle. As of this month, the patient is talking, eating independently, no longer prompt-dependent, and drinking out of a hard spout sippy cup and making amazing strides!”
Kayla, Hopebridge center in Miamisburg, OH
“I began working as a BCBA for Hopebridge at our Lebanon, TN center in August. I AM IN LOVE WITH MY JOB. I’m so very happy. The culture, passion, mission and vision for Hopebridge has truly been an amazing experience to be a part of and work for, even for just this short while of four months. I am extremely excited for the growth and new opportunities for not only my kiddos, but for myself, too, within Hopebridge for the new year.”
Megan, Hopebridge center in Lebanon, TN
“4-yr-old son graduating ABA in 2 weeks! So proud!”
Christina, Hopebridge mom
“2022 was one of the more professionally challenging and rewarding years of my life. I’m elated to have moved into a more intense leadership role in 2022, in addition to having traveled with the Global Autism Project to Rwanda and spoken at Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis conferences.”
T.J., Hopebridge center in Bartlett, TN
“My favorite memory of 2022 is doing a bear hunt with our clinic. We had different stations set up and a path of paw prints to follow each station. The kids loved it!” Emma, Hopebridge center in Indianapolis East, IN “Becoming a Case Manager and getting to take on my own kids! :)”
Meagan, Hopebridge center in Hendersonville, TN
“We had a successful clinic-wide team building outing … bowling! It was a huge turnout and so much fun. We also had a leadership team-builder where we all went out for pizza after work. We love that we are putting the time and effort to boost moral within our team.”
Erica, Hopebridge center in Roswell, GA
“My son started potty training in January and he was pretty much potty trained by May.”
Natasha, Hopebridge mom
“Going through the fellowship program to become a BCBA and passing the BCBA exam!”
Ashley, Hopebridge center in Kokomo, IN
“Pursuing my dreams of working with kids and now working for Hopebridge North Phoenix.”
Jacob, Hopebridge center in North Phoenix, AZ
“Seeing kiddos communicate with AAC devices for the first time.”
Lauren, Hopebridge marketing team
“Becoming an RBT!!”
Beatriz, Hopebridge center in Tucson East, AZ
“Getting promoted to Trainer! I worked so hard for it.” Gabriella, Hopebridge center in Phoenix West, AZ “Leveling up, becoming a peer mentor & seeing strides with my clients.”
Josie, Hopebridge center in Louisville South, KY
“Passed my BCBA exam!!”
Ansleigh, Hopebridge center in Conyers, GA
“Leveled up to RBT 2!”
Kayla-Marie, Hopebridge center in Fayetteville, GA
Do these wins give you hope for your child or your contributions to the autism community? Whether you’re a parent looking to help your child reach independence or a clinician wanting a place to practice effective, compassionate care, we’re here to support you as you strive for your personal and professional goals.
Caregivers, contact us here to schedule autism testing or an ABA evaluation for the new year.
Or, for those who want to make an impact through your work, apply to one of our open positions now to start fresh in the new year.
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