Bridges

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About Bridges

The mission of Bridges is to provide services and supports to children and youth with developmental disabilities starting at age three through the various stages of youth until transitioning into adulthood.

Bridges provides site-based and community-based services that target skill development and allow age appropriate advancement based on each person’s needs and individual goals. Bridges enhances independent living and social skills using real-life experiences. As young people grow towards adulthood, supports are geared towards enhanced self-reliance in both home and community settings.

Bridges Youth

Supports for Children and Youth Age 3- 21 or Until High School Graduation

Services and Strategies to Address:
  • Arts Activities
  • Basic Math
  • Communication
  • Community Involvement
  • Daily Living
  • Evening Programs
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Physical Fitness
  • Recreation
  • Safety
  • Self-care
  • Social Skills
  • Trips
  • Weekend Activities
  • Volunteerism
Weekday Clubs Available During School Year:
  • Art Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Music Club
  • Saturday Club
  • Social Club

Bridges Young Adults

Supports for Young Adults Age 21- 30

Services and Strategies to Address:
  • Arts Activities
  • Budgeting
  • Cooking
  • Communication
  • Community Involvement
  • Evening Programs
  • Physical Fitness
  • Recreation
  • Safety
  • Self-advocacy
  • Self-care
  • Social Skills
  • Technology
  • Trips
  • Weekend Activities
  • Volunteerism

Applied Behavior Analysts

Bridges offers Behavior Consultation with licensed Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Transportation

Transport provided by the agency

Front Door

The first step to get connected to Bridges is to contact your local Front Door Regional Office. The Front Door is the way OPWDD connects you to the services you want and need. You will be asked information and once determined if you are eligible you can begin the planning process. All participants must be Medicaid eligible and have gone through the OPWDD Front Door.

For more information: https://opwdd.ny.gov/get-started/front-door or 866-946-9733

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