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Autism Resources for Parents

From learning the signs of autism, to navigating life-changing services, we’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered a number of helpful resources for families like yours. No matter where you are on this parenting journey, we are happy to provide the roadmaps.

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Autism Resources

Autism Guides & Activities

Access the latest Hopebridge Guides and Downloadables

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Is it Autism?

Do you think your child may show autism symptoms?

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List of Therapies

Learn the therapies available to help your child develop.

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Is Therapy Covered by Insurance?

Funding options for autism services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? We have the answers.

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Featured Guide

How can we foster inclusivity and encourage children to build friendships of all kinds? Showing them and telling them about all the cool things they can learn and do with their new friends, of course! Download the 2022 Hopebridge Guide to Understanding Peers with Autism.

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Other Guides

Guide to Choosing a Qualified ABA Provider
Holiday Guide

Activities

10 Easy Sensory Activities
Valentine’s Day Communication Tools and Sensory Activities

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What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is exactly that – a spectrum – that leads to unique strengths and challenges for each individual. From the clinical definition to autism myths, we are here to help you learn more.

Signs of Autism

Every individual experiences different behaviors and challenges, but there are a few signs you can look for before you decide whether to move onto the next steps.

Developmental Milestones

Take a look at some of the key developmental milestones for your child’s first 5 years with this child development checklist for infants, toddlers and children. While it does not serve as a test for autism or disability, this list serves as a guide of skills in which to observe and discuss with your pediatrician.

Importance of Early Intervention

Wonder if you should wait to find out whether your child has ASD? Early identification and therapy can impact your kid during their developmental prime. Hopebridge Founder Kim Strunk shares how getting the proper diagnosis and therapy for your kiddo can be life-changing.

Schedule a Diagnostic Evaluation

If you think your child shows symptoms of autism, schedule an assessment with a qualified professional. Our Hopebridge Diagnostic Team built a autism testing guide to give you a peek at what to expect.

View List of Therapies

Once you have a diagnosis, whether it’s autism spectrum disorder or another developmental delay, there are a range of services that can be customized for your kiddo. Click through the links below to learn more about the therapies included in the inter-disciplinary Hopebridge 360 Care programs.*

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA Therapy)

Occupational Therapy

Speech & Language Therapy

Feeding & Swallowing Therapy

View Is Therapy Covered by Insurance?

You have enough on your mind caring for the needs of your child. That’s why autism therapy services at Hopebridge are not only covered by most plans, but we have a full-service Care and Benefits team to guide you through the financial ‘maze.’ From insurance and Medicaid to a financial assistance program, we make sure families have funding options.

Commercial Health Insurance
We accept a vast range of commercial insurance plans and work to constantly expand our relationships. Plus, our Care and Benefits Coordinators help facilitate the autism treatment coverage available through your plan.

Medicaid
Accessible care is part of our core vision, which is why we participate in Medicaid. If a child qualifies for Medicaid and the plan covers ABA therapy, there typically will not be out-of-pocket costs.

CarePayment
Hopebridge offers flexible, zero-percent interest payment plans to support out-of-pocket costs to our families through our partnership with CarePayment.

View Frequently Asked Questions

As a parent, it sometimes feels like the questions are never-ending. Check out some of our frequently asked questions to learn more about autism, diagnostic screening, ABA therapy, insurance, Hopebridge programs and more.

– Diagnostic and testing services
– Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy)
– 360 Care services
– Insurance/Funding
– Ages served