Posted: May 8, 2020
Hopebridge is Open and Ready To Serve Your Child!
We are so pleased to announce that as of May 5, 2020 every Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center is now open and ready to provide in-patient therapy sessions for your child. It was so great to see all the smiling children and staff ready to return.
This was a team effort and could not have happened without the dedication of our amazing staff and our communities. We missed seeing your child and family each day and are so excited to get back to working with them to build on their necessary plans of care.
As an essential early intervention healthcare provider, we recognize the importance of keeping our doors and services open to help the children impacted by autism. There is a finite window of time during their greatest developmental years and it is critical to maintain this continuity of care to achieve the greatest results.
At Hopebridge, we never take for granted how fortunate we are to serve you. Thank you for placing your trust in us and continuing to allow us to serve your child.
Chief Clinical Officer
Posted: April 9, 2020
An important message to you regarding Hopebridge and your child.
We appreciate and are grateful for your support during this unprecedented time. Our top priority remains the safety and well-being of our patients, families, and staff. Temporarily closing the centers for a few weeks allowed us the time to implement the operational and policy changes needed to better ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff.
As an essential behavioral healthcare provider, we recognize the importance of keeping our doors and services open to help the children impacted by autism. We know that families are anxious about the virus and also about sustaining the necessary care for their child.
Hopebridge remains committed to providing these services to children throughout this difficult time. As an early intervention healthcare provider to children on the autism spectrum, there is a finite window of time during their greatest developmental years. This time does not slow or stop even under these conditions.
In order to implement the patient’s critical medical plan of care:
- Hopebridge will resume in-person therapy sessions at the centers over the month of April.
- You will receive communication directly from your center leadership a few days in advance of your center’s specific opening date.
- For those that have elected to participate in telehealth services, please continue these services for the time being.
We will continue to work with local health departments and state governments and will follow their directive and act appropriately. This remains a fluid situation and plans are subject to change. Please see below for additional information in regards to some of the policy changes that have been made.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to your center leadership.
Chief Clinical Officer
Posted: March 26, 2020
Telehealth is officially underway!
We are pleased to hear from so many families wanting to take advantage of this service. By now, you should have received a call from your BCBA and/or OT and Speech therapists to begin scheduling your telehealth sessions. If you have not been able to connect with your clinician, please reach out to us at 855-324-0885 and we will help get this scheduled for you right away.
What are the benefits of teletherapy?
Your child’s progress is very important and we want to continue to be there for you during these challenging times. Expanded services through teletherapy for ABA, occupational and speech therapies will allow your child to get the medically prescribed autism treatment they need. The additional benefits of utilizing telehealth services during this time include:
- Provide consistency to the plan of care; a key factor of success in autism therapy treatment
- Flexible session times
- More opportunities for parent involvement and training
- Ability to focus on natural environment training
In addition, if you have not done so, we will need you to complete the consent form online before teletherapy can begin. You should have received a notification in regard to this yesterday.
Have more questions about telehealth?
Visit us online to learn more at: https://www.hopebridge.com/autism-services/telehealth
We look forward to continuing to serve your family through teletherapy services. Again, please reach out to us at 855-324-0885 if you have not yet scheduled these services.