The organization will open a treatment center in Betlehem with a free open house to be held Dec. 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the location of 2760 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Free screenings for developmental delays will be available during the opening event, using a self-conducted assessment tool that is scored by NeurAbilities staff.
This new clinic, specifically designed for children with autism, presents a playful ‘colors’ theme and will also feature:
An indoor play area to help children learn a wide range of skills, including communication and socialization.
Special lighting that addresses sensory sensitivities.
Individual and group treatment rooms.
NeurAbilities also provides in-home treatment for children who live in the surrounding areas, and can serve children in their school, daycare program, or other community sites. Treatment is based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) – considered the gold standard of care for autism.
“The need for diagnostic evaluations and treatment for children in the area continues to rise. Opening new clinics means providing services that facilitate child development and improve the quality of life of our patients and their families,” said Kathleen Stengel, BCBA, chief executive officer of NeurAbilities Healthcare.
The nationally accredited South Jersey-based practice launched a major expansion in 2020, adding five sites by the end of 2021. With this latest addition and others to follow in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Delaware County, NeurAbilities will operate a total of 18 facilities across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.