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Hopebridge expands pediatric autism therapy center to Newnan

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  • Jun. 25, 2020 - 2:29 PM

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Hopebridge expands pediatric autism therapy center to Newnan

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Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers, one of the largest autism therapy healthcare providers in the nation, is expanding to Newnan.

The company will bring more than 15 years of knowledge, experience and services to children and families impacted by autism at six new locations in Arizona, Georgia and Indiana, according to a press release from Hopebridge.

In addition to the Newnan location, a center is also opening up in Athens, Georgia.

“Our key focus is to provide support and essential therapy services to as many children with autism spectrum disorder as possible,” said Hopebridge CEO Dennis May in the release. “Many parents are searching for answers and need solutions. By bringing Hopebridge centers to these six new locations, hundreds of families will benefit from faster access to autism therapy services closer to home.

Hopebridge is committed to reducing evaluation wait times, in an effort to provide diagnoses and personalized therapy services at a younger age. Hopebridge is currently scheduling diagnostic assessments for autism spectrum disorder and applied behavior analysis therapy evaluations.

Hopebridge offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach, Hopebridge360TM, which allows the team to create personalized plans of care aimed at meeting the needs of each child through diagnostics, applied behavioral analysis therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers has a wide range of benefits and services, including:

  • Diagnostic and applied behavior analysis evaluations
  • State-of-the-art facilities designed specifically to enhance pediatric therapy for a spectrum of functioning levels
  • Centers with approximately 20 rooms designed to reduce distractions and enhance therapy sessions, including specific rooms to focus on integration into a school environment
  • Large gyms and playrooms to build gross and fine motor skills
  • Socialization with peers to target specific social and pragmatic goals
  • A full-service Care and Benefits team to help families navigate their insurance coverage options, including Medicaid
  • Parent training and education specifically designed to maximize the effects of therapy outside center walls

“Identifying delays and challenges earlier in life and intervening during their greatest developmental years is crucial,” said Hopebridge Chief Clinical Officer Kim Strunk in the release. “We work with the child and their families to develop the tools needed to continue onto success in school and long-term independence.”

This expansion is expected to create more than 325 new jobs, which ensures every child at Hopebridge receives one-on-one therapy. The collaborative teams consist of Board Certified Behavioral Analysts, registered behavior technicians, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and other industry professionals.

Hopebridge was founded in 2005 to serve the growing need for autism treatment services and to improve the lives of affected children and families. For more information visit .