Bloom

Bloom is a year round therapeutic program for children ages 2-5 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program incorporates speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis throughout the day. 

Our Bloom program was designed to help children increase effective communication, activities of daily living, and social skills. Children in Bloom work on skills in both individual and group environments to maximize learning and growth during the program. 

Bloom is a 12 month program that begins every August, and children attend five days a week.  Bloom is a tuition-based program with therapeutic services billed to insurance and/or Medicaid.

What makes Bloom unique?

  • -Integrates speech therapy, occupational therapy, and applied behavior analysis throughout the child’s day
  • -Use of individual, small group and large group therapy
  • -Focused practice on transitions between activities
  • -Incorporates opportunities for socialization and increased food acceptance
  • -Guided centers with transdisciplinary collaboration
  • -Motor lab and Music and Movement with occupational therapy focus and support
  • -Collaborative professional team holds weekly meetings
  • -Parent and professional team meet each semester to develop and review therapeutic plan

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed

Children must be NO older than 5 on or before September 30 of the current school year. A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is required for admittance into Bloom.

For more information, please contact our CDC Coordinator, Lauren Shaw, at lshaw@emergela.org.

Bloom is a tuition based program. There are a limited number of scholarships available each year. After completing the Bloom application, you will receive information on how to apply for financial aid.

Please note that tuition does not cover the cost of co-pays, deductibles, etc.

Our son’s journey with autism began in 2015 when he was 2 years old. His mother and I noticed he was different – sensitive to touch and sound, usually alone and not participating with other children. We sought medical help and were given the news that Brody was on the autism spectrum. Two years later, we heard of a program at The Emerge Center that would allow our son to go to school as well as still receive his autism therapy.

Brody made incredible progress at Emerge. He went from being non-verbal to a social butterfly. Seeing your child interact with friends, eat new foods, and make consistent progress…these are things most parents typically take for granted. He is even reading and doing simple math at the age of four. Brody left Emerge being academically fit and ready to begin Kindergarten.

Emerge transforms the lives of children with autism. They open them up and teach them life skills that will enhance their futures.  Their services provide hope and reassured our family that Brody, too, can dream big and change the world!