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Hopebridge Autism Centers

Our Commitment to Your Health & Safety

In an effort to maintain an environment centered around wellness, Hopebridge centers have number of safety policies and procedures as we continue to provide essential therapy services for your child.

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An important message to you regarding the safety of your children at Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers.

One of our top priorities is the safety and well-being of our patients, families and team members. Hopebridge’s operational and policy procedures ensure the protection of any person entering our facilities.

As an essential behavioral healthcare provider, we recognize the importance of keeping our doors and services open to help the children impacted by autism spectrum disorder. There is a finite window of time to approach early intervention during these children’s greatest developmental years, and this time does not slow or pause.

Hopebridge remains committed to providing these crucial autism therapy services to children while ensuring the safest environment possible for them and our Hopebridge Heroes.

 

Standard Health and Safety Practices
Safety is always a priority. Please read about the efforts we have in place on a daily basis.

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Policies and Procedures
Hopebridge follows measures in line with local, state and federal guidelines. Please take a moment to review them.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know more? We compiled a number of frequently asked questions as it relates to the health and safety of everyone in our centers.

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Safe and Secure Facilities

 

The basic structure of Hopebridge inherently leads to a safer environment within each clinic. Our one-to-one therapy ensures someone is with each child at all times in order to give them full attention and facilitate safe interactions. Our therapists teach these children skills that are designed to decrease maladaptive behaviors from happening in the first place. From hand-holding to walking on a sidewalk, the kids we serve learn how to keep themselves safe, rather than solely relying on others.

All center doors are locked at all times, which not only ensures security from outsiders but also protects our children who have a tendency to elope or wander. We practice fire drills and bring in local first responders in order to give kids exposure to the sights and sounds of the police and fire department and their vehicles.

Preventative Care and Behavior Management

We strive for preventative care, but when situations do arise, our teams are trained to use the least intrusive manner possible to handle them. Our centers have safety care trainers on staff and there are a number of measures we take in order to protect the kiddos and staff members all the time. Each of our therapists is also required to have certifications in first aid and CPR so they are equipped to handle most health-related solutions, such as bandaging a small scrape or administering medication. They also go through de-escalation training to address behavior management issues.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does Hopebridge require masks in their centers?

No, face masks and coverings will be optional for employees, patients and visitors while inside Hopebridge and AIM Clinics. Mask tolerance may be implemented into a kiddo’s plan of care based on medical recommendation and per family or caregiver request.

Is social distancing enforced in centers?

No, social distancing is not required in Hopebridge centers. The medical services that we provide require 1:1 therapy. As such, it will not be possible to maintain a 6-foot distance between patient and therapist to conduct in-person therapy. There are no social distancing capacity limits for therapy rooms, lunchrooms, and break rooms.

Are temperature checks required in Hopebridge centers?

No, temperature checks are not required for staff, patients, or visitors. Thermometers are available as needed.

Is my center’s pick-up and drop-off changing?

Each center designed its own process to meet the needs of the location’s unique logistical specifications. The process will be communicated to you by your center leadership.

What can I do to protect myself outside the center in regards to COVID-19?
We recommend everyone stay informed about how COVID-19 is transmitted and take steps they need in order to protect themselves and others. Please refer to the following available resources to learn more:

What happens if my child is exposed to a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 outside the center?
If your child, or another member of the household, has been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, please self-monitor for symptoms. If or when a new onset of symptoms arise, notify Center Leadership, refrain from entering the center, and follow the Hopebridge Sick Policy which can be provided by your center.

What happens if a Hopebridge center staff member is exposed to a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
If you are a member of the Hopebridge staff and you, or another member of the household, has been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of coronavirus, please self-monitor for symptoms. If or when a new onset of symptoms arise, notify Center Leadership, refrain from entering the center, and follow the Hopebridge Sick Policy.

What happens if a Hopebridge center staff member contracts coronavirus, COVID-19, as a confirmed case?
If you are a member of the Hopebridge staff who tested positive for COVID-19, please contact your center leadership. Hopebridge will immediately partner with the local and state health departments to determine next steps.

 

If you have more general questions regarding Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers, please visit our FAQs page. You can also contact your local center if you have more specific questions and would like someone to reach out to you.