Merrillville Autism Therapy Center
Through the coordinated effort of our team of diverse specialists, we improve the quality of life of every person touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental delays.
Hopebridge360™ is a one-of-kind comprehensive and coordinated treatment plan which provides a full range of professional services in one location for a child with autism, starting at 15 months of age. That means you can find the help you need without having to schedule multiple appointments in multiple locations.
251 W. 84th Drive Merrillville, IN 46410
Monday – Friday | 8:30am-6pm
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What is Autism?
A spectrum that touches each child differently.
Events for Everyone Touched by Autism
Find an autism-friendly event near you.
How is Autism Diagnosed?
A diagnosis of autism is not the end; it’s just the beginning.
Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions about autism and therapy. We have answers.
Early Behavior and Communication Challenges to Look for in Babies and Toddlers
The sound of the first cry. The first time the eyes blink open. The first tooth that pokes through. There are many “firsts” parents look for, whether it be signs that the baby finally arrived, or developmental milestones as the kid grows. The firsts are exciting, but they aren’t everything. For a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental disabilities, some of these firsts might be missed.
What is Autism and How Does ABA Therapy Work?
In the United States, one in 36 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Most everyone is connected to someone with ASD. The diagnostic process can be trying for children and those close to them, but it’s the first step towards improvement. Learn more about autism and how ABA therapy can help.
Merrillville, IN Therapy Services +
Diagnosis & Evaluations
Early identification of autism is the first step to effective intervention. In addition to therapy, Hopebridge provides diagnostic assessments, as well as ABA, OT and speech evaluations to get the answers your family needs to set the stage at a young age.Learn More
Applied Behavior Analysis is the basis of Hopebridge's comprehensive 1-on-1 therapy. By using these targeted techniques and principles of learning in collaboration with other therapies, we influence significant, positive change and independence.Learn More
The beauty of pediatric OT is that it teaches kids through what they love most - playtime! Hopebridge creates fun and supportive environments to address sensory, cognitive, perceptual and fine motor skills, including self-care and handwriting.Learn More
Speech & Language Therapy
All children communicate in some form, even if nonverbal. It's our job teach them how to communicate their wants in a way that is understood by others. This ranges from developing oral motor control to make sounds, to using words to create meaningful relationships.Learn More
Feeding & Swallowing Therapy
Our team mixes therapies for children having challenges with food. From mechanical concerns to sensory aversions, we cover it to lead your kiddo to the nutrition he or she needs, and the smoother functioning mealtimes you desire.Learn More
At Hopebridge, therapy doesn't stop at the center doors. To achieve success, it's imperative parents and caregivers are involved to pursue new skills. Hopebridge offers training and support opportunities to help you bring these practices into the home.Learn More
With a gym full of equipment, physical therapy is where we focus on how kiddos use their bodies to play. Through this program, children develop gross motor skills, coordination, strength, mobility, balance, coordination and endurance.Learn More