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We help our clients bridge the divide between themselves and others.

People with autism and developmental disabilities often live in a world apart, isolated from their family and society.

We understand that everyone lives in their own unique world. We warmly join with our clients and their families in their worlds. Using our Heart-Centered approach to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we’re able to affect deeper and more lasting change for our clients and their families.

What is "Heart-Centered" ABA?

Conventional ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) uses the environment and reinforcement to shape people’s behavior. Heart-Centered ABA uses empathy, acceptance, and unconditional love synthesized with the principles of conventional ABA to help people with autism and developmental delays realize their full potential. Our goal is to end isolation and foster community—one family at a time, one client at a time, one connection at a time.

“Bridging Worlds is different from all the other behavioral agencies I’ve worked for in many ways. One of the most distinguishing factors is that we support the entire family by demonstrating compassion, extreme care, and empathy regarding all aspects of the family dynamic that can potentially be limiting them from reaching their potential. My other favorite distinguishing factor is that we practice the same strategies within our employee team to help us reach our full potential as well.”
– Cari Walsh, Assistant Clinical Director

We help our clients and their families shine.

Client Programs

We connect our families with their local communities through annual talent shows and social learning groups.

Resources

We empower you to parent in a heart-centered way with our educational resources and podcast episodes (coming soon).

Careers with Heart.

We’re seeking empathic and heart-centered individuals to join our team.

For example: 

If the client is nonverbal we might work on expanding their communication skills to include gestures or pictures.

If the client is overstimulated in the grocery store, goals might include short trips to the store with ways to self-regulate.