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Home Therapy
The Home Therapy Program at Bridgeway House provides individualized interventions for each child. We use evidence-based practices that will produce the most effective treatment gains in the areas of: communication, cognitive, social, self-help, and challenging behaviors. Current research has shown Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to be most effective and produce the most significant gains when delivered in a high-intensity model. Therapy sessions range from 1-3 hours, with a recommendation for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
Early Intervention Focus
Bridgeway House’s Home Therapy Program focuses on early intervention for children aged 18-months to 10 years of age. Depending on a child’s needs, they may be referred to other providers.

Parent Roles in ABA Therapy
A parent or caregiver must be in the home during therapy sessions, but is not required to directly be in the room. Parents are asked to participate in the development and implementation of treatment plan goals, supply age-appropriate toys and other necessary educational materials, and generalize skills that are being targeted in programming.
ABA Team
Each team consists of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a team of behavior interventionists. The BCBA has a supervisory role on each case and provides: initial assessment and creation of treatment plan, supervision of behavior interventionists, monthly updates, and in some cases, weekly direct sessions. Each client receives the bulk of their therapy from a team of behavior interventionists with a set weekly schedule. Dependent on need, therapy services may be delivered in home, community, school, or clinic.
Intake Process
Bridgeway House is temporarily unable to accept applications for the Home Therapy Program because the program is full. Please check back in Spring or Summer 2019.

  1. Copy of your insurance card (Front & Back)
  2. Child’s ASD diagnosis report, including: name of diagnostician, date of diagnosis, and applicable diagnostic codes
  3. Prescription/Referral for ABA Services

Once we receive your intake packet, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is assigned to your case. The BCBA will contact you for any further information needed or to update you on the process.
An initial appointment will be made to meet the child and ensure that Bridgeway House is a good fit for their needs. Afterwards, your child will either be accepted into the ABA program or referred to another provider.
Once a child is accepted into the Home Therapy Program, a pre-authorization is submitted to your insurance to authorize an assessment of your child to develop a treatment plan. Once that is approved, the BCBA will contact you to schedule an assessment appointment. This appointment will take approximately 1-2 hours. During this time, an assessment of your child will take place while the parent(s) fill out further paperwork.
Following the assessment, a treatment plan is written and submitted to insurance. This treatment plan contains goals that are developed based on the results of the assessment and any parental concerns. The plan will suggest the amount of hours per week needed for therapy. Once insurance approves the treatment plan, you will be contacted to schedule therapy.
Bridgeway House is an in-network ABA provider for the following insurances:
-Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA)
-OHP Open Card
-Pacific Source
-Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Insurances not listed can be served out-of-network. If insurance isn’t available, private pay is an option and financial scholarships may be provided. Bridgeway House is continually working toward becoming in-network providers for all insurances in the Lane County area.

Rachel White, M.A., BCBA, LBA | Home Therapy Coordinator
Evan Ryerson, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Kathryn Ryerson, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Social Groups
Our Social Groups help students learn social skills and emotional self-regulation through integrated teachings and support while emphasizing building lasting connections and friendships between students. We offer Special Interest Social Groups, as well, such as the ever-popular Minecraft Social Group. These groups allow students to communicate and deepen friendships over their shared passions. There may be a waiting list until there are enough kids of the same skill level, age, or interest to create a group.

Theatre Production
Our Annual Theatre Production features children with autism. The production is tailored to the needs of the performers and to support their success, performers receive extra rehearsal time and creative accommodations to help them overcome some of their most pressing cognitive, social, behavioral, and communication differences.

Summer Day Camps
Our Summer Camp Program provides a safe day camp experience tailored to the needs of children with autism from 6-18 years old. We provide the specialized supports needed to allow the campers to be successful while gaining skills and having fun. For many of the children this is their first opportunity to experience summer camp and it would not be possible without the help of teachers and aides who understand their challenges and know how to maximize their strengths. Each summer we offer a variety of different camps.

Sexuality, Health, and Personal Exploration (SHAPE)
SHAPE provides sexuality, personal safety, and hygiene education while building relationship skills and encouraging personal exploration to help youth with autism increase their self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-esteem. Taekwondo classes are provided as part of the program because martial arts helps individuals with autism to reduce stress, improve social skills, and build confidence

Teen Ballroom Dance Classes
Teenagers with autism often struggle with social skills difficulties, sensory struggles, and low muscle tone. Ballroom dance helps to improve their skills in these areas. In addition, the structure which is integral in ballroom dance is particularly appealing to dancers with autism.  Because sequences and repetition help youth with autism function at a higher ability level, ballroom dancing is a natural fit for them.

Movement Dance Therapy
Our Movement Dance Therapy helps children with autism improve their social skills and motor skills while having fun with games and social movement set to music.

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