Roswell 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 18 months of age. That means you can find the help you need without having to schedule multiple appointments in multiple locations.
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Serving the Families of Roswell
When we learned the city of Roswell had been named one of the best places to live, work, play and raise a family by multiple organizations around the state and nation, we knew we were in the right place…but also had big shoes to fill! Our team of Fulton County Hopebridge heroes has been working hard since day one in this Atlanta-area center to provide even more opportunity for the community’s children and families impacted by autism.
The Roswell center serves the areas of:
- Roswell, GA
- Atlanta, GA
- Alpharetta, GA
- Dunwoody, GA
- East Cobb, GA
- Johns Creek, GA
- Milton, GA
- Mountain Park, GA
- Peachtree Corners, GA
- Sandy Springs, GA
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 59 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.
Roswell, GA Team Spotlight – Tanzi
This is ABA: Seemingly small, yet incredibly meaningful achievements adding up over time. Then suddenly the switch flips on a skill and a child is better able to function in life.
In Hopebridge’s Roswell, Georgia center, a child who was non-verbal was in the process of learning to use the Picture Exchange Communication System to communicate. One session, his therapist, Tanzi Mitchell, gathered that he wanted popcorn, but in order to teach him to use his PECS finder properly, she did not give it to him immediately and instead encouraged him to use the tool. To do this, she presented a picture of a food item and another of a book as options. He repeatedly chose the book card, so she gave him the book each time, all the while knowing that is not what he wanted. He began to get frustrated and eventually handed the book back to her and said, “here!”
This child, who was not known to use words, just surprised everyone by speaking! It was unexpected, exciting and left Tanzi in tears to hear him communicate his wants…even if it was not in the manner she anticipated. Needless to say, she gave him the popcorn! All the while, he looked at her unfazed, but the team was so excited to see him progress by mimicking sounds in this way for the first time.
This is the power of Hopebridge’s applied behavior analysis program. Our center can help Roswell’s youngest members of the autism community realize their true potential by emphasizing their strengths and helping them bring out the skills they need for daily life.