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Your patients and students are important to you. That is why we have a commitment to join you in helping these children lead their best lives. From providing diagnoses to life-changing therapies, our devoted, licensed professionals are here to serve as an extension of your team.

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It starts with a diagnosis

Hopebridge is provides a custom blend of services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but did you know we can diagnose as well? Learn more about the diagnostic assessments we offer to assist families in finding a speedy answer to their challenges and get them on track for a life full of fresh new experiences.

Offering services close to home

Parents have enough on their minds caring for a child with ASD. Our goal is to make life a little simpler and more meaningful for them. We are able to do that thanks to over 25 centers across three states, making it easier than ever to receive complementing therapies all in one place, close to home.

Hopebridge is trusted by pediatricians and schools across the Midwest for more than a decade of experience in providing dependable care for kids with autism and a variety of challenges across a spectrum, including (but not limited to):

  • Neurological
  • Genetic
  • Sensory-processing
  • Feeding
  • Behavioral
  • Expressive + receptive language delays

Benefits of Working with Hopebridge +

Customized 1-on-1 care

Our passionate, experienced team offers its undivided attention and creates personalized goals and plans tailored to each child.

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Collaboration between behavioral, occupational + speech therapists is the core of our practice and produces outcomes that build foundational skills and minimize interfering behaviors.

Pediatric-specific facility

Hopebridge offers state-of-the-art equipment and creates real-life environments in a fun learning facility designed to enhance therapy sessions.

Socialization with peers

Unlike in-home resources, our center atmosphere is set up to encourage peer play and other forms of socialization that target specific communication + pragmatic goals.

Family education + support

Insurance-approved training and learning services are available to caregivers, providing them with tools to practice new skills with their kids outside our walls.

Continuous communication

Not only do we have direct communication with families – which saves your team time and resources – we also provide progress updates for parent-approved physicians and schools.

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Who is Hopebridge?

Find out more about our unique mix of services and why it might be the best option for your patients.

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What are the signs of Autism?

Unsure whether a child you work with is ready for a diagnosis? Learn more from our Diagnostics Team.

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Families Experience Success

Hear first-hand from parents on how Hopebridge helped their children blossom.

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“I was told not to expect to see new skills as fast at home as he would do them at Hopebridge. That was not the case. Once he started learning, he took off. He used his PECS book to tell me what he wanted. He just started potty training and a week later, he’s going on his own without even asking.”

Melissa - mom to Jonathan

“One day it just clicked for one of my kids... using the bathroom, participating in independent work, taking herself to line up. We got her to understand she could do it by herself. Those are the moments I live for. It was awesome to see her life change.”

Jamie Hill - BCBA

“From the moment we walked in, we felt like it was home… they treated her as their own child. Now we drop her off in the morning in the lobby and she wants hugs from everyone.”

Angela - mom to Olivia

“We’ve seen Leah grow and make so much progress. She’s saying words. Speech-generation devices help her communicate. She knows how to functionally play with peers. These are skills she never would have learned if we hadn’t sought help because I wouldn’t have known how to teach her.”

Sarah McClary - mom to Leah and BCBA at Hopebridge

“At Hopebridge, it’s exciting to see how every child has his or her very own team. We’re all working together to share ideas and achieve the same goals.”

Alex Daniels - BCBA
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Do you think one of your patients or students may show signs of autism?

When a child begins to exhibit behaviors that cause concern or indicate challenges, families and caregivers need someone they can trust for help and support without judgment.

As you’re working with patients in which autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or another developmental delay may be a reality, we can provide hope. We are here to serve as an extension of your team to help them every step of the way. Hopebridge’s compassionate, licensed therapists and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) have earned the trust of pediatricians, schools and families throughout the Midwest.

Not sure how to start working with us? It’s as easy as providing a referral and we’ll handle from there! But we know you want to make sure you’re offering the best to your patients and students, so slide through the steps above to get the details on everything from obtaining a diagnosis to implementing therapy.

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Where to start: discuss options with the parents

Early identification of autism is key. Therapy is crucial to development, but getting the right care all starts with a diagnosis.

Every person with ASD experiences different challenges and abilities, so diagnosing isn’t black and white. Ask the parents to observe and take note of the child’s developmental milestones, lack thereof, regressions and any other behaviors that may concern them. While it’s not an exhaustive list, feel free to refer to Hopebridge’s list of some of the potential signs of autism when discussing the concerns with caregivers.

After reviewing and talking through their concerns, if you still feel there are challenges that need to be addressed, refer to us for a diagnostic assessment.

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Provide a referral to determine a diagnosis

There are multiple opportunities for diagnostic testing available to the kids you work with. If you’re a physician, one option is to use our easy-to-fill-out referral form (or provide your own) and fax it to us with the child’s insurance information. Then you’re all set!

From there, the parents will schedule an appointment with a member of the Hopebridge Diagnostics Team at one of our centers, where we offer thorough, insurance-recognized assessments. Once we receive the referral, we contact the patient’s family within 48 business hours to verify basic information. We can often administer the evaluations up to six months faster than other providers.

If you prefer, you can also arrange a screening from a separate developmental pediatrician or clinical psychologist. Either way, we encourage the family to have patience, but be persistent. Depending on where they turn, it can take months to get a diagnosis, so they should act early.

To find out more about Hopebridge’s assessment options, visit our Contact page or reach out to one of our client advocates at (855) 324-0885.

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Work with us to craft a custom plan of care

We don’t treat a diagnosis. We treat a child. Autism has so many different faces. Each child has unique challenges and abilities. We take this into consideration and teach across a spectrum. At Hopebridge, each child has his or her own team of talented, passionate professionals with a commitment to create a tailored plan of care.

To do this, we start with an evaluation to discover targeted areas for intervention, which includes communication with your team. The comprehensive behavioral and skills assessment ensures goals are selected based on the child’s chronological age and developmental needs.

Whether needs call for a single therapy or multiple coordinated therapies, the team collaborates to develop the most effective mix within a Hopebridge Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) for each family. Frequency and duration of therapy is determined based on the results of the evaluation.

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Insurance authorization for autism therapy

Hopebridge accepts private insurance and Medicaid. Because therapy coverage varies by plan, our full-service team provides support from start to finish to make sure a patient is eligible for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

To be accepted by insurance, the diagnosis must include Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) scoring or other testing to indicate the level of severity, in which Hopebridge’s assessments abide. A Hopebridge Insurance Advocate can contact the child’s insurance company to obtain the proper approval for an evaluation and therapy services.

Now this is where our partners come in: once proposed, the physician needs to review and approve the plan.

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Starting therapy the child needs to thrive

Once the logistics are cleared, your patient or student will receive one-on-one attention through ABA’s evidence-based practices blended with other crucial services, like occupational and speech therapies.

All programs are developed and overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Once the plan is implemented, progress is monitored and programmatic changes are determined with help from data evaluation. The child’s goals and progress are personally reviewed with parents every 90 days, in addition to regular progress updates with the physicians. Parent education and home programming are also offered to enhance the benefits of therapy.

It doesn’t end here. This is just the beginning of a beautiful life for these children, here at Hopebridge, home and beyond.