Indianapolis-based Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers is continuing its nationwide expansion. The company has announced plans for three new facilities, including one in Elkhart, that will create a total of more than 150 jobs.
The other two locations will be located in Georgia. Each facility is expected to employ some 55 workers. Hopebridge says the facilities will bring a variety of services for children with autism spectrum disorder.
“We are excited to be providing children in the states of Indiana and Georgia with increased access to life-changing autism therapy services,” Chris Sutton, vice president of business development for Hopebridge, said in a statement to Inside INdiana Business. “The new location in Elkhart will bring us up to 19 centers in our home state and provide more than 60 children with closer-to-home access to our diagnostic and 360Care therapy services. Every moment counts and we’re dedicated to helping children live their best lives.”
Hopebridge says the facilities will include diagnostic and applied behavior analysis evaluations, approximately 20 rooms designed to reduce distractions and enhance therapy sessions, large gyms and playrooms, and parent training and education, among other features and services.
The Elkhart facility is slated to open in August.
At the beginning of the year, Hopebridge said it planned to hire about 2,700 employees for nearly two dozen new centers throughout the country. In a February interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, founder Kim Strunk said the goal is to increase access to appropriate care in communities with unmet needs.
You can watch the full interview below: