When Families Need Help with Autism, They Turn to Bridges
We understand Autism affects more than just your loved one who is on the spectrum. Bridges’ life-changing services improve the quality of life for your loved one and for your entire family. Read more about the experiences of our clients and their families here. Their journeys are our story.
“My son received support from Bridges from pre-k to second grade. Those early years are so very important. A crucial early step for him was learning how to learn. I’m happy with the guidance that Bridges provided to him and our family during those years. My son recently graduated from the ABA Program and is a thriving, kind, and happy individual. Bridges provided the tools to help him gain much needed confidence to grow emotionally and socially.”
– Mother of 7-year-old boy
“I have known Stacy for many years, since she became a Member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Autism Society. During this time, I served many years as the President of the organization. Stacy was a knowledgeable and involved member. She was also very generous of her time and financial assistance.
Stacy is a well-respected member of the New Mexico autism community. Her company provides urgently needed services to persons with an autism spectrum disorder and to their families, in many cases allowing persons to be able to stay at home rather than in a more restricted setting, and to attend school with their peers. I have a son with autism and we have received behavioral services from Bridges. We were very happy with our providers and with Stacy’s organization. I know many other families who also use Bridges and are very happy with the company.
In my former role of advocate, and now as a State Representative, I have worked side-by-side with Stacy on long overdue autism and disability legislation. She is present during the debates, but has the wisdom to know that the most convincing testimony comes from those directly affected by the disability. Many professionals and advocates have not demonstrated this wisdom.”
– State Rep. Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson
The letter arrived. I opened it, digested the contents (his autism diagnosis) and cried: not silent tears, but gut-wrenching sobs. This is what I feared and did not want to read! He was a great kid and life is hard enough without this disorder being an albatross around his neck.
I gave myself permission to grief, and then realized nothing was to be solved by crying. And then we went looking for help, help which would allow him to acclimate to what life would throw at him – help that would serve him now and well into his future.
Enter Stacy, Bridges and her wonderful associates.
Most businesses start to fill a niche; the ones which resonate fill a niche and are helmed by leaders who bring passion, commitment and authenticity to those they hope to serve.
Under Stacy’s leadership and guidance, Bridges has become the premier agency serving the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) community. Her ongoing commitment has served parents and their children well, and we serve her by letting parents with newly diagnosed kiddos know there is hope and to contact Bridges!
Before Bridges, we were always on high alert when we ventured out in the community with our son: we were terrified he would get lost, or become disoriented and anxious when others would try to help him. On a recent shopping trip to Kohl’s we became separated from our son. We looked everywhere and began to imagine the worst as we could not find him. Then we heard an announcement on the PA requesting we come to the Boys’ Section. There sat our son – tearful, but safe! This was due to the safety skills he learned from Bridges who had taught him what to do if he ever became lost. His being able to ask a store clerk for help and tell her his mother’s name and phone number is a direct result of the dedication of his Bridges’ therapists and by extension, Stacy’s dedication in staffing her clients with the best people.
Her staff is professional, dedicated and knowledgeable about using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to help children get used to the myriad complexities: small and large of life. As a parent, that’s what I want for my child. Regarding her employees, I also want to know she treats her staff with kindness, fairness and supports their careers within the agency, as well as their external community activities (several of his therapists are part of other autism initiatives: teachers of special education classes, doing course work towards certification, etc.).
This is true leadership – making your people better, so you are better.
– Mother of a 18 year old son with Autism
“As a speech language pathologist, I can tell you Stacy is incredible and Bridges is one of the best choices for Autism treatment in New Mexico…”