Please contact Bridgeway House for more information or to apply to any of our programs. Please click here to apply for HTP/ABA Services.
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.
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
Sophia King, M.S., BCBA, LBA | Behavior Analyst
Natalie Townsend, RBAI-OR, RBT | Registered Behavior Technician | Home Therapy Administrative Assistant
Lesley Christofferson, RBAI-OR, RBT | Registered Behavior Technician
Niki Schering, RBAI-OR, RBT | Registered Behavior Technician
Alex Vanderheid-Nye, RBAI-OR | Behavior Interventionist
Bella Laughlin, RBAI-OR | Behavior Interventionist
Tyler Saraceno, RBAI-OR | Behavior Interventionist
Monique Weaver-Gutierrez, RBAI, RBT
Megan Pauls, RBAI, RBT
Applied Behavior Analysis
Bridgeway provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to individuals on the autism spectrum. ABA systematically applies evidence-based practices to address socially significant behaviors and introduce appropriate replacement behaviors. The ABA therapy program was introduced to Bridgeway in 2016.
The ABA 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 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. Please click here to apply ABA services.
Parent Roles in ABA Therapy
A parent or care-giver 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. Parents will be included for monthly parent training sessions with the BCBA in order to generalize skills and focus on targeted skills, such as self-help tasks or behavior reduction programs.
Each team will consist of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a team of behavior interventionists. The BCBA will have a supervisory role on your case, providing initial assessment and creation of treatment plan, weekly supervision of behavior interventionists, monthly updates, and in some cases, weekly direct sessions. Each client will receive 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 based.
If you are interested in having your child receive ABA therapy, the following information is required:
- Fill out the availability calendar for therapy services
- Provide a copy of your insurance card (Front & Back)
- Submit your child’s ASD diagnosis report, including: name of diagnostician, date of diagnosis, and applicable diagnostic codes
- Prescription and referral for ABA Services
All information can either be faxed, mailed, or emailed to the following:
Mail: P.O. Box 10639 Eugene, OR 97440
Once the intake packet is received, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will be assigned to your case. The BCBA will contact you for any further information needed or to update you on the process.
A pre-authorization will be submitted to insurance to allow for an assessment of your child to develop a treatment plan. Once the authorization 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 will be written and submitted to insurance. This treatment plan will have goals that were developed based off of the results of the assessment administered along with parental concerns. It will also suggest the amount of hours per week needed for therapy. Once insurance approves the treatment plan, you will then be contacted to schedule therapy.
Bridgeway is an In-network ABA provider for the following insurances:
- Pacific Source
- Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
- OHP Open Card
Bridgeway is an Out-of-network ABA provider for the following insurances. Please be aware that additional insurance costs may apply:
If your insurance isn’t listed, private pay is an option and financial scholarships may be provided. Bridgeway is continually working on becoming providers for all insurances within the Lane County area.
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.
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.
Music Therapy Program
Music therapy provides a unique and engaging avenue for emotional expression and the development of important life skills such as social/emotional skills, gross and fine motor movement, cognitive development, and speech and language skills. The music therapy program at Bridgeway House focuses on coming alongside each student and supporting them in their journey whether that is through drumming, singing, songwriting, or playing a wide range of instruments. Through group and 1:1 sessions students have the opportunity to process and express themselves in a safe and supportive space facilitated by our state licensed and board certified music therapist.