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Does my child have autism?

You’ve come to the right place. From learning the signs of autism, to scheduling a diagnostic assessment, to getting your child enrolled in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy) and other life-changing services, we’ve got you covered. No matter where you are on this parenting journey, we are happy to provide the roadmaps.

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Autism Resources

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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How do I Choose a Therapy Provider?

Top questions to ask potential providers.

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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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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 Autim

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. One of Hopebridge’s psychologists built a diagnostic 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 Hopebridge360 programs.

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA Therapy)

Occupational Therapy

Speech & Language Therapy

Feeding & Swallowing Therapy

 

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How do I Choose a Qualified ABA provider?

Selecting the right partner will have a huge impact on your child’s life, as well as everyone in the family. Starting the process can be exciting and nerve-wracking all at once, and knowing where to begin in your search can be challenging. Besides focusing solely on the most convenient location, shortest waitlist or insurance acceptance, here are the main considerations parents should look for when seeking an ABA provider, plus a downloadable form to take with you during tours.

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.

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.