Mission: Bridgeway House offers treatments, developmental therapies, enrichment courses, and support to children and families of all income levels with autism and related abilities.
Target demographics: Children with autism and related abilities
Geographic areas served: Eugene/Springfield, Oregon and surrounding areas
Programs: •Our Home Therapy Program provides in-home, individualized therapy to help children with autism reach their full potential.
•Our Social Group Program teaches social skills and emotional self-regulation while building connections and friendships between children.
•Our Annual Theatre Production provides creative supports to children with autism so they can learn about the art of theatre and perform on stage.
•Our Summer Camp Program provides a safe day camp experience for children with autism including work on social, fine motor, and gross motor skills.
•Bridgeway School is a private, accredited K-12 school offered to families and school districts seeking placements for students.
•Our SHAPE (Sexuality, Health, And Personal Exploration) Program educates youth with autism in sexuality, personal safety, and hygiene to help increase self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-esteem. SHAPE gives youth with autism a voice and a choice.
We also provide parent education and support, family events, game nights, teen social events, community education, and more. Bridgeway House’s ultimate goal is to help children with autism lead the most independent, connected, and healthy lives they can. Our efforts toward this goal don’t just benefit the children, but their families and our entire community as well.
Bridgeway House began as a nonprofit serving children with autism and offering (among other services) "biological treatments and therapies". At that time the Executive Director and founder believed in chelation therapy and other biological methods of lessening the symptoms of autism.
Originally started with a Board of parents who have children on the spectrum, it is now chaired by a pharmaceutical representative.
Bridgeway House may have started by helping children in the community who have autism however, big pharma interests are now heading the organization.