The mission of Blue Balloon is to create a positive difference and significantly improve the quality of life of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other related disorders, by providing effective treatment, based on the person’s individual needs. Our commitment is to establish a cooperative partnership through trust, respect, and communication with families.
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At Blue Balloon, we are dedicated to providing exceptional services for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Our values are the foundation of everything we do, guiding our actions and decisions to ensure a positive and impactful experience for everyone we serve.
Empathy and Understanding – We approach each child with empathy, recognizing and embracing the uniqueness of their abilities and challenges. We strive to understand the unique perspectives of every family, fostering an environment of compassion and support.
Inclusivity and Diversity - We celebrate the diversity within the autism spectrum and are committed to creating an inclusive environment that respects and values each person’s individual strengths and differences. Our services are designed to be accessible and welcoming to those of all backgrounds.
Collaboration and Partnership - We believe in the power of collaboration. We work closely with families, caregivers, educators, and healthcare professionals to create a comprehensive support network that enhances the well-being and development of each child we serve. By fostering strong partnerships, we ensure a holistic and integrated approach to care.
Evidence-Based Practice – Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our use of evidence-based practices. We continuously invest in research and stay informed of newly published and peer-reviewed methods of treatment in the field. This dedication allows us to provide cutting-edge, effective, and personalized services tailored to the unique needs of those we serve.
Respect for Autonomy – We respect the autonomy of every individual child (and family) and strive to empower them to make choices that align with their preferences and abilities. Our services are designed to promote independence, self-expression, and self-determination, fostering a sense of pride and confidence.
Safety and Well-Being – The safety and well-being of every child in our care are paramount. We maintain the highest standards of safety, ensuring that our environments, programs, and interventions prioritize the physical and emotional health of each unique child.
Continuous Learning and Improvement – We are committed to continuous learning and improvement. Our team engages in ongoing professional development and continuing education, to stay at the forefront of best practices, ensuring that our services evolve in response to the changing needs of the autism community.
Community Engagement and Advocacy – We actively engage with the broader community to raise awareness about autism and advocate for inclusivity, understanding, and support. By fostering a sense of community, we contribute to a more compassionate and accepting society for everyone on the autism spectrum.
Staff as Family – We treat our staff like family, recognizing that their well-being is essential to the success of our mission. We foster a supportive and collaborative work environment, encouraging open communication, professional development, and a sense of belonging. By valuing and investing in our staff, we ensure that they, in turn, provide the highest level of care and support to the families we serve.
At Blue Balloon, our values are not just words on paper; they are the driving force behind our mission to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of folks on the autism spectrum and their families.
Quality – We believe in evidence-based therapies and that success is achieved through a collaboration of the entire interdisciplinary team. Our staff is key in providing input and understanding of how we can raise the bar to ensure that we are providing the highest quality of services each and every day. It is our goal to develop creative treatment plans for your child that will promote growth in all areas of their lives.
Transparency- We are committed to true authenticity. We welcome our families to ask questions and expect them to receive answers in a timely manner. We share the how’s and why’s with our staff and encourage communication about any concerns. We approach every interaction with compassion.
Empowerment- We value the power of a team aligned for a common purpose and vision. We foster an environment where both families and staff are encouraged to communicate ideas for enhancing our programming. Everyone contributes to the conversation of the treatment plan for your child’s success.
Family-Focused – Blue Balloon is family owned and operated and believes that each family and staff member in our circle is part of the broader Blue Balloon family. Parents/caregivers and families are embraced as valued members of the treatment team to facilitate your child’s success. Staff is a part of the family and contribute daily to our successes with your child, whether it be a session or a friendly voice answering a phone call.
Access for All – We celebrate and embrace each unique individual. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across our children and staff. We show a deep respect for others and have an inclusive culture where everyone is welcomed and recognized for their merit. Blue Balloon was granted a 3-year accreditation for our excellence in programming by the BHCOE.
Blue Balloon is a world-class center for children of all ages who are on the spectrum. We provide customized services that support children, their families, and their support systems in several different environments tailored to the child’s unique needs.
Offering Early Intervention,
Afterschool, and Social Skills Groups in a warm, nurturing
Providing support in a school environment for your child to flourish and remain in the best environment suited for their skills and abilities.
Skill acquisition is
incorporated into a child’s natural routine with flexible scheduling options.