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Cristina O'Neal
Director

Hours:  8:30am-2:45pm

Breakfast & Lunch Program

Transportation Provided

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Admission

Students are primarily referred by schools.  A referral packet is compiled by the school soliciting input from school staff, parents and agencies working with or knowledgeable about the student.  A representative from the referring school presents the student to a committee comprised of representatives from Special Programs, Guidance, Social Work, mental health, principals of elementary schools, and Bridges.

The referral committee looks at:
  Services or Lack of Services   Frequency/Intensity/Duration of Behaviors
  Interventions (tried at school)   What would the goals of the student be at Bridges?

Once a student is accepted, records are reviewed and an intake meeting is held.  Subsequent meetings are held during the student's stay at Bridges to discuss progress, evaluation results, and to modify/change interventions as needed.

Bridges provides support for schools in the form of regularly scheduled meetings, visits to Bridges and base schools, substitutions in teachers' classrooms (so that teachers may attend meetings and visit students at Bridges), crisis intervention, and consultation services.

If a student is not accepted, the referral committee will make suggestions as to other interventions to try.  A school can always refer a student again.
 

Download the Referral Packet
Download the Bridges Program Description & Referral handout


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