Autism Bridges

BRIDGES is designed specifically for parents and children ages 3 to 6 years old living with Autism Spectrum Disorders or similar developmental delays. Bridges Services are designed with the child and family in mind.  Each family has different needs to be taken into consideration when deciding what types of treatments and services make the most sense.

Bridges recognizes the impact an Autism Diagnosis makes on the entire family and offers supports to strengthen each family’s unique circumstances.

The foundation of all services begins with evidence based research techniques, flexibility and a partnership with parents and highly educated and trained, caring professionals.  We focus on “bridging” gaps that may occur for those seeking help, who may be unable to receive services otherwise due to high costs, long waiting lists, age limits, requirements for qualifications among other difficulties.

We recognize that this is a critical time of development for children and there are a variety of impediments which make it difficult for some children to access needed services. Our goal is to provide to parents a variety of low cost options to assist them and their families to “bridge the gap”. Families can design an affordable program to address specific needs by choosing from a variety of services including:

FAQ

Why choose the Bridges program?

The Bridges Program offers a breadth of services that can be tailored to the needs of the individual family and child.

Does my child need an official autism diagnosis to enroll in Bridges?

No, an official diagnosis is not needed to enroll.

Is enrollment in Bridges affordable?

Yes! We only charge a percentage of the total cost of services. We also offer need-based scholarships. Contact Brittanie Smith at 801-221-9930 ext 143 to set up a free consult.

Can ABA Therapy really help?

Yes, ABA Therapy is a research-based treatment that can be tailored to meet children’s specific needs. ABA can help children develop the ability to follow structured schedules, increase social skills, and learn to respond to sensory inputs by rewiring the brain circuitry to improve muscle memory.

Why is preschool good for my child?

Preschool is an opportunity for social engagement. Bridges preschool can help your child learn and apply new skills with a low child-to-adult ratio. Preschool prepares kids by helping them with play and group attending skills in a typical classroom setting for a less structured classroom routine.

Why are Bridges social groups important for my child?

Social groups provide focused opportunities for your child to make friends and learn to build relationships with other children.

What is Parent University?

Parent University is a free monthly class for parents of children on the autism spectrum, educators, and community members. These classes are designed to address needs, concerns, and interests of parents. Parent University is also supplemented by a Parent Support Group.

Does Bridges offer in-home services?

Yes. In addition to our clinical services, parents have the option for a trained Bridges employee to implement in-home ABA therapy. Parents can also arrange a home visit to target specific situations of concern, such as grocery store visits, potty training, language development, educational supports, feeding therapy, and more for an individualized length of time.

Does Bridges provide services under the Medicaid Waiver?

Yes, we currently serve kids from Logan area to Richfield area but we are always willing to accommodate kids from rural areas when possible.

How do I sign up my child?

Contact our Enrollment Specialist, Brittanie Smith, at 801-221-9930 ext. 143 to set up a free consult and sign up for classes