Bridging Family Support
Are you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless?
If you need assistance with a developmentally disabled child prone to aggression, self-injurious behavior or other issues, we can help. Bridging Family Support provides training for families in the home to learn how to live as an effective unit and manage behavioral issues in order to maintain a happy, stable household.
When you have nowhere else to turn, we can help you find peace of mind. Bridging Family Support (BFSDD) provides intensive in-home support services for children ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities and their families. Most often the diagnosis is an autism spectrum disorder and a behavioral disorder. The program makes it possible for families to continue to care for their children in the home.
BFSDD is designed to help families with children struggling with communication, social interaction and behavior. Giving in-home support to the child and family allows the child to remain living safely at home.
The program provides training for families to learn how to live as an effective unit and manage behavioral issues in order to maintain a happy, stable household. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for the child and family.
Get the Help Your Child Needs
Bridging Family Support can be a lifeline for families struggling to care for their child’s special needs in the home. Our caring, professional team first meets with the family to develop an individualized behavioral plan for the child and the family customized to meet the child’s needs.
Treatment plans can include:
- Individual support to meet the child’s special needs
- Time with Behavior Specialist using Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
- Family education/training using a collaborative approach with child’s home and school
- Respite care to give families a period of relief to rest, relax and reduce stress
- Opportunity for social and recreational activities based on preference and tolerance of child
- Assistance with doctor’s appointments
Families have direct access to trained staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staff are trained in Positive Behavior Support (PBS) which teaches new skills and positively reinforces pro-social behaviors through goal identification, gathering information, and designing and implementing a support plan. The most recent Applied Behavioral Analysis techniques are used to carefully monitor each child’s progress.
A Family Focused Approach
Bridging Family Support uses family friendly therapeutic techniques to promote and restore better understanding and trust. Our goal is to engage all family members in the treatment process through comprehensive interactions based in:
- Language development
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Daily living skills
In addition, treatment plans address hygiene, nutrition and safety at home and in the community.
Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A trained professional will do a needs assessment, take your insurance information and determine eligibility.
Services provided in the home throughout the southern region of New Jersey
Flexible hours including days, evenings and weekends
Insurance and Billing
Medicaid and sliding scale fee based on income