#BridgewayPride 2022!

June 28, 2022

June 28 is LGBTQ+ Pride Day. The first pride march happened in New York City 52 years ago, on June 28 1970. The 51-block march ended in Central Park and commemorated The Stonewall Riots that had taken place a year earlier. A group of Bridgeway staff, board members, and friends participated in this year’s Stonewall […]

Small Pieces Can Create Amazing Things – The Bryan Moss Residency Project

May 10, 2022

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas  If you’ve visited our building recently, you’ll notice a new sculptural piece hanging in our lobby. This project was made possible by a generous grant from our partners at Art Possible Ohio. Bryan Moss was selected as the project’s teaching artist. […]

Teagan’s Journey from Cover to Cover

March 17, 2022

By Emily Walker, RBT – Transition Specialist, Applied Program As our students at Bridgeway Academy get older and are ready to expand upon their employability skills, they can participate in the Community-Based Job Training (CBJT) program to gain real world experience at a job site. Transition Specialists work to find community partners that are willing […]

Introducing… Valemee!

October 18, 2021

Introducing Valemee®! Bridgeway Academy has begun a new program called, Valemee®! This new program was made possible because of a generous grant from Autism Speaks. What is it? Valemee® is a personal fitness program that many of our middle school and high school students are participating in on a weekly basis. The physical therapy department […]

AAC Research at Bridgeway Academy

September 10, 2021

Did you know… …that scientific research takes place within the walls of Bridgeway Academy? Staff members Lindsey Paden Cargill, CCC-SLP and Samantha Lyle, CCC-SLP were recently published in The International Journal of Speech Pathology. This research was done in collaboration with Allison Bean and Alison Baker from OSU Department of Speech and Hearing Science. ABSTRACT: […]

Celebrating The New Ohio Autism Scholarship Increase

July 1, 2021

Bridgeway Academy is thrilled to share that the newly-approved Ohio State Budget includes $31 million in new funding for children with autism, to be provided over the next two fiscal years. Along with others, Bridgeway Academy staff members and families have been advocating for increased funding for the last several years, and we are over […]

Better Speech and Hearing Month – 2021

June 1, 2021

Compiled by Emily Schrader, M.A., CCC-SLP   As the month of May comes to a close, the speech and language therapy team at Bridgeway Academy wanted to share some informative, fun, and possibly surprising insights regarding National Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). Check out this engaging interview with the “speechies” here at Bridgeway as […]

OT Month Wrap-Up

May 10, 2021

By Jordyn Perry, MOT, OTR/L April was Occupational Therapy Month! But, what exactly is Occupational Therapy – or OT?  Our team of 13 Occupational Therapists are an integral part of our students’ and clients’ lives. Occupational Therapy involves much more than just handwriting and sensory needs. It is defined by the “occupations” that make our […]

Celebrating Black History Month At Bridgeway

February 24, 2021

February is Black History Month and our teachers took the initiative in creating curriculum to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans over the course of our country’s history. It is important to discuss Black History throughout the year, but February gives us a special time to pay extra attention to the incredibly important contributions of […]

Learning to Conquer Negative Thinking

January 28, 2021

By: Lindsay Fletcher, Ph.D., NCSP | Psychology Manager, Bridgeway Academy Negative thoughts are a tricky lot. Sometimes, they are a quiet voice that whispers in the background even when you’re trying to stay optimistic. Other times, they shout so loudly that they’re hard to ignore. This shouting may even shape how we view others and […]

Coping With Pandemic Stressors

September 11, 2020

By: Bridgeway Academy’s Psychology Team The “new normal”? These “challenging” or “uncertain” times? Whatever you call it, we’ve been living it for six months now. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a true test of our global community’s ability to adapt to change and cope with the whole range of emotions, all of which are completely […]

Bridgeway Academy’s Statement

June 2, 2020

Black lives matter. Bridgeway Academy was formed on the principles of equity, inclusion, and the establishment of environments and systems that are supportive of all people.  Our mission is to inspire the potential and celebrate the ability of every child. The nature of our work puts Bridgeway Academy uniquely positioned at the intersection of race […]

Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures

March 31, 2020

With Governor DeWine’s recent announcement that schools will not reopen until May 1, we’re using this time to take stock of our remote learning and therapy services in order to meet the needs of our students the best we can. We also understand that extending the school closure can really impact families like the ones […]

#ShowYourAbility Challenge

March 30, 2020

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we’re inviting you to #ShowYourAbility – because everyone’s abilities deserve to be celebrated! ***Big or small – everyone has an ability they can share! It’s Autism Awareness Month, and even though we can’t be together in person to celebrate, we’re inviting you to take the #ShowYourAbility Challenge and spread […]

On “Leaving a Legacy”

September 8, 2019

All about Planned Giving. If you know Bridgeway Academy, you know that the work we do can be life-changing for our students and clients, and their families. 15 years ago, we opened our doors and our hearts to 12 preschoolers with autism and developmental disabilities. Today, we serve 196 children in preschool through 12th grade, […]