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No, The Hope Source is a therapy provider. However, due to the progress our clients made and need for less therapy over time, The Hope Source decided to partner with charter schools in 2013 to offer onsite, public education.
Yes, we are an ABA provider. However, we take a different approach to targeting goals and focus on a different set of skills than most ABA providers. We believe in others theories of psychology and treatments that may benefit our clients for positive outcomes.
No, we serve all severity levels. The Hope Source doesn’t believe in the high functioning or low functioning label – it does a disservice on both sides. We serve individuals across the spectrum. Due to our unique hybrid model, we tend to have a higher population of adolescents with mild ASD.
We are an ABA provider and are only limited to who we can serve by our physical building space for safety reasons. We do not feel that we are the best provider for those with severe self-injury or medical issues outside of our scope.
We allow enrollment at 5 years old for center-based services. Prior to age 5, we encourage a home-based program if possible for the family. Developmentally, children learn foundational skills in the home environment and with heavily guidance from parents.
Since The Hope Source is not a school, we cannot offer education only. If you need assistance finding a school appropriate for your child, we would be happy to help.
We have yet to meet an individual with ASD that doesn’t need intervention in some capacity whether it is social, emotional or cognitive. Rates of co-occurring depression reach over 70% in adolescence. An individual does not have to exhibit aggressive behaviors to warrant treatment.
Of course! While we are limited by HIPPA and FERPA, we try to provide opportunities for families to get involved in The Hope Source community through our parent expos every 6-weeks*!
We use only internal reinforcement, natural consequences and in very rare cases, external reinforcement that kids may experience in school or home settings. We do not allow electronic or food reinforcement.
Yes. Through the partnership with public charter schools, our clients will be able to graduate with diploma or certificate depending on their needs and desires. The goal is to always keep the bar high and work toward a diploma if it makes sense for the client.
Yes and no. You are welcome to keep your outside SLP, OT, PT, counselor, behavior management consultant, as long as it doesn’t prevent billing of our services. Appointments with outside providers must be arranged in advance.
No. We are a year round therapy center. In order to ensure Continuity of Care, we must maintain intervention. In addition, we hire staff based on enrollment and cannot sacrifice quality of staff by having them unemployed over the summer.