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NEURABILITIES HEALTHCARE TO OPEN NEW DIAGNOSTIC CENTER IN FEBRUARY, BRINGING NEW JOBS TO THE ALLENTOWN AREA
Provider Seeking Clinicians to Serve Children with Special Needs
ALLENTOWN – NeurAbilities Healthcare, a regional provider of healthcare services for people with autism and other neurological conditions, is opening a new treatment center in February 2021 that will bring much-needed services to the Allentown area and provide opportunities for those seeking careers in the healthcare field.
The state-of-the-art facility will feature diagnostic services as well as treatment rooms and a children’s play area designed to provide families with an array of services that make care more seamless. NeurAbilities specializes in providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) – the preferred treatment for children with autism – onsite in the clinical setting or at home. Telehealth services are also available.
The Allentown center is part of NeurAbilities’ recent effort to put “hope on the map” for families who have children with special needs. Hope refers to NeurAbilities’ new logo and the organization’s philosophy of providing hope for a healthier future for patients and their families. The rapidly growing healthcare provider, which is based in Voorhees, NJ, has opened treatment clinics in King of Prussia and Bala Cynwyd (PA), as well as in Freehold and Cherry Hill (NJ), over the past several months. In addition, the organization has medical diagnostic centers in King of Prussia, Voorhees and Wall Township.
This expansion couldn’t come at a better time for families with children who have autism and other developmental delays, as healthcare providers serving this population have recently left the Allentown area. On top of that, the pandemic has led to the disruption of therapies and services for many children and an increase in behavioral issues, according to a recent survey conducted by SPARK (Simons Powering Autism Research). The pandemic has also contributed to a decrease in early screenings, which can be critical to helping a child grow and develop in later years.
NeurAbilities will fill a void in the area by offering a unique approach to treatment and screenings. Families who come to NeurAbilities will find a different type of experience as they are assisted by a team of clinicians and therapists who will help them to develop a treatment plan that is coordinated, timely, effective and targeted to a child’s specific needs. This model of care is unique, as treatment for this growing population can be fragmented when it is shared among different specialists from different organizations. NeurAbilities brings services together with a Hope Ambassador (care coordinator) who will walk families through the process of accessing multiple services.
“We have found that our children are less likely to regress and that is because our doors have remained open during the pandemic. Our safe approach to in-person therapy and treatment plans are designed to reduce problematic behaviors and keep children progressing, even when regular life is interrupted,” said Kathleen Stengel, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Chief Executive Officer of NeurAbilities. “We look forward to adding more administrative staff, behavior technicians, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and therapists and other clinical staff to the Allentown location so that we’re immediately prepared to serve families who need us.”
Full-time and part-time employment opportunities will be available. NeurAbilities also offers an extensive training program for staff interested in furthering their career and working with children.
“We’re unique – we hire our employees based on the values they hold with regard to patient care,” said Mrs. Stengel. “Compassion, collaboration, integrity, excellence and joy – these are values that we strive to uphold as a healthcare provider and as individuals who care deeply about outcomes for children and their families. We look forward to welcoming those who share these values to the NeurAbilities Healthcare Allentown team and providing much-needed support to families in this area.”
The new NeurAbilities center is located at 1405 Cedar Crest Blvd, Suite 109, and will feature an amusement park design to accommodate children with autism and developmental delays. It will include:
• Special lighting and temperature controls to address sensory sensitivities
• Flooring in the gym to provided protection and absorb sound
• Individual and group treatment rooms where children can practice social skills with trained
To apply for a position, applicants are invited to begin the process online.
About NeurAbilities Healthcare
NeurAbilities Healthcare was formed in 2005 by Dr. Mark Mintz, a leading pediatric neurologist. NeurAbilities is an innovative and integrative organization that provides diagnostic and treatment services for children and adults with neurological, neuropsychological, behavioral, developmental and learning challenges. Such issues include autism, epilepsy, ADHD, concussion and brain injury, intellectual disabilities, Tourette’s syndrome, headaches and migraines, anxiety and mood disorders, among others.
The organization’s unique “Specialty Care Medical Home®” model brings together a team of experts from all aspects of neurological care, working collaboratively to provide the most comprehensive care for each person. Using the latest advances, the NeurAbilities model of care yields accurate diagnoses and effective, personalized treatment plans.
Based in Voorhees, N.J., NeurAbilities also has medical diagnostic offices in Wall Township, NJ, and King of Prussia, PA. In addition, the organization has five ABA treatment clinics in King of Prussia, Bala Cynwyd and Allentown in PA, as well as Wall Township and Cherry Hill, NJ. To learn more or to make an appointment, visit NeurAbilities.com or call (856) 346-0005.