Helping Hands Family’s Growth and Expansion Creating Hundreds of Meaningful Jobs

MEDIA, Pa., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Currently averaging 27 team members per clinic, and projecting the opening of 75 new clinics in the coming years, Helping Hands Family (HHF) is creating numerous new jobs in the greater Philadelphia area, and in the Northeast US, with impactful work options. HHF serves children with autism and envisions growing exponentially in the coming years, providing employment opportunities as they grow.

That means employing hundreds of entry-level behavior technicians, licensed therapists, and support team members, some already serving children in three open clinics, the support center, and schools. In addition to therapy clinics, HHF covers a large area with home-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

Always looking for passionate people to join their team, in December HHF welcomed the biggest orientation class to date, of 16 new members.

“We are so proud of our new team member education program, which offers training above and beyond what is required in the industry. We actively recruit compassionate individuals with childcare experience for our Behavior Tech positions,” states Alexis Johnston, Manager of People & Processes.

As they continue to grow, HHF is excited to keep adding team members to their expanding family. HHF is grateful to bring meaningful work to the community – helping children communicate and connect with their families, friends, and teachers to prepare them for greater independence and quality of life.

Scaling at a remarkable pace, HHF has added 71 new clinicians and support staff since summer, which brings the total number of employees to 169. They’re honored to be an employer of choice for dedicated team members who are excited at the prospect of making a difference in the lives of children with autism.

If you’re interested in a career with HHF, please send your resume to alexis@hhfamily.com. Parents can call (484) 965-9966 or visit http://hhfamily.com to start services. 

About Helping Hands Family

Helping Hands Family is a growing provider of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy in the Northeast. We offer ABA therapy in-clinic, in-home, and in-school based on each child’s needs. Our team is comprised of autism professionals with decades of clinical experience. We are devoted to delivering customized treatment plans for each child and helping parents navigate the path of seeing children continuously improve their skills. HHF’s science-based programs help children with autism progress in social development and support new ways of interacting with the world.

Media Contact:
Colleen MacDonald
colleen@hhfamily.com

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Helping Hands Family recognizes Dr. Vanetta Larosa

EAST NORTHPORT, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Helping Hands Family (HHF) celebrates 20 years of transformative work by Dr. Vanetta LaRosa, founder of it’s NY clinic. Dr. LaRosa has been trained by some of the autism industry’s top scholars and well published professors. In 2001 she opened Helping Hands Children Services, serving children with autism in Long Island.

Dr. La Rosa fell in love with this field and completed her postdoctoral neuropsychology re-specialization program under the prominent neuropsychologist, Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg.

Now Executive Clinical Director of Helping Hands Family NY, Dr. LaRosa is a passionate leader, behavior analyst, and educator. She also teaches, publishes, and leads a charitable program for children and teens with autism and developmental challenges.

Always elbow deep in furthering her life’s work, Dr. LaRosa is most passionate about spending time with her favorite people, the kids. She believes that every person has the right to education in the way they learn best and with optimal support for children and families.

Dr. LaRosa’s targeted education gives her a skill set that enables her to help children succeed every day. She states, “It’s important to notice as we work with these kids, what they are eager to learn, how they understand and remember best, then create unique programs that build on their strengths and talents.”

This is the beauty of ABA. Our clinicians constantly review data collected during learning activities that guide the decisions made for each child’s enjoyment and progress.

Helping Hands Family is currently accepting new clients at all the locations listed below. Parents can call (484) 965-9966 or visit the web page to start services.

  • Paoli, PA
  • Mt. Laurel, NJ
  • East Northport, NY
  • Doylestown, PA
  • Media, PA
  • Lehigh Valley, PA

About Helping Hands Family

Helping Hands Family (“HHF”) is a growing provider of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy in NY, NJ, and PA. HHF offers ABA therapy in-clinic, in-home, and in-school based on each child’s unique needs. The HHF team is comprised of autism professionals with decades of clinical experience. HHF’s science-based programs help children with autism make progress in social development and support new ways of interacting with the world.

Media Contact:
Colleen MacDonald
colleen@hhfamily.com

Daughter with autism makes progress through ABA Therapy with Helping Hands Family

PAOLI, Pa., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Abby, a 10-year-old girl diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, waited 16 months before finding a provider for the therapy she needed. Abby’s parents searched for a provider but everywhere they went had a long wait list for the recommended Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. Abby’s mom, desperate to help her daughter, finally found a new provider after months of looking, Helping Hands Family (HHF) is a new ABA provider with plans to grow quickly to meet the needs for this treatment.

ABA Therapy is the only clinically-proven behavioral therapy for ASD that can improve communication, social and learning skills. The New York Times reported that Dr. Susan Levy, a developmental pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, stated this type of therapy is a “very, very important treatment…We’re seeing more children learn how to communicate socially” with behavioral programs like ABA.

Abby, after starting ABA in May, has made noticeable progress in her social interactions – she picks up on social cues she used to miss, communicates with her sister more, and is even yelling less when irritated. In 3 months, Abby learned to say “I am frustrated” and walk away from the situation instead of bursting with anger, which was unheard of before starting therapy. Abby can now independently brush her teeth and do her hair each morning. Jeanine Weichelt, COO of HHF, states, “While we do see effective outcomes with early diagnosis and starting ABA young, there is no age limit to start this therapy. If a child or adolescent is diagnosed at a later age we can still provide effective therapy. ABA therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach.”

Helping Hands Family has an ambitious plan to continue growth in the Northeast and become the preferred provider of ABA therapy. HHF also strives to avoid a wait list and is actively working with insurance providers to ensure coverage is in network with most plans. Current clinics include Paoli, PA, Mt. Laurel, NJ, and East Northport, NY, with plans to expand coverage to Doylestown, PA and Media, PA soon.

About Helping Hands Family

Helping Hands Family is a growing provider of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy in the Northeast. HHF offers ABA therapy in-clinic, in-home, and in-school based on each child’s unique needs. The HHF team is devoted to delivering customized treatment plans for each child to continuously improve their quality of life.

Media Contact for Helping Hands Family:
Colleen MacDonald
colleen@hhfamily.com
484-755-3751

SOURCE Helping Hands Family

Neurocognitive Evaluations

New services led by Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP, we are offering individually-tailored and comprehensive neurocognitive evaluations using standardized tests to meet the distinctive needs of our clients.

Neurocognitive evaluations add an extra layer of understanding to all of our treatment plans, because they evaluate underlying neurocognitive deficits. They can be especially beneficial for young people with ASD, AD(H)D, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, learning disabilities and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Through the testing process, our neuropsychologists identify clients’ cognitive strengths and weaknesses and the foundation from which their skills and deficits arose. The information gathered during evaluations allows our clinicians to create completely individualized plans and cognitive programs for each client.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Expert consultations from one of the world’s leading neuropsychologists, Dr. Goldberg
  • We specialize in diagnosing neurocognitive disorders including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • We utilize Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) and ADI-R assessments – designed to rule out a diagnosis of ASD.
  • With our expertise in behavioral science, we are able to test clients through behavior disturbances
  • Our psychometricians are skilled in administering a variety of assessment tools
  • We accept insurance and will guide you through the process

Our process for neurocognitive evaluations typically follows these carefully thought-out steps:

What will the testing be like? And why am I being tested?

We will give clients tests on an iPad, as well as tests with paper and pencil, and ask a series of questions. Some questions will seem fun, others boring, and some may be frustrating; but the purpose of the tests will be to evaluate your memory, language skills, thinking processes and other skills.

Insurance Coverage

Neurocognitive evaluations are covered by many insurance plans that provide out-of-network benefits.

Visit our insurance coverage page for more information on how we’ll assist you with determining your coverage for testing.

Call us at (631) 659-3337 or contact us to schedule an appointment!