We Can't help Everyone, but We Can Start With Someone
It all started when my colleague and I spoke about the rising rates of autism in NJ, and the lack of effective treatment that was available. This placed a huge strain on families to find providers. More specifically, children need one-to-one services over long periods of time which require many people to fill that demand. That demand was being placed in the field of behavioral health, which we were currently in.
The shortage of providers was being compounded by the already lengthy process families go through to get assistance-waiting for referrals and doctor appointments. Families couldn't afford to wait for treatment too, after having already waited a year or longer for just the doctors appointment, which only starts the treatment process.
As we spoke to more and more families they all had similar stories. The trend was clear. It was becoming increasingly difficult to find providers in the Central New Jersey area to help them get the resources they needed. Families were being waitlisted, unable to get immediate therapy, putting their children at an unnecessary disadvantage. This is especially disheartening because we know early intervention is key to creating successful outcomes.
We knew if we could each work with one child, that would be two families' lives that were forever changed. Two children, turned into five children and so on as word of mouth spread. Strategic Therapy was created because of the need for more behavioral therapy services, but thrives from the passion to help as many children as we can overcome the challenges that they struggle to live with everyday.
Through a seemingly insignificant conversation our incredibly impactful company was born.
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"Although there is no cure for autism, various interventions diminish the symptoms, sometimes profoundly. . . From a research point of view, the most proven approach for children with autism remains behavioral therapy."