We help individuals who are aged 16 years and older, as well as their families and loved ones.
We do not limit our services by medical condition. People with any diagnosis (or no diagnosis) will be considered, as long as they want to establish and work on their life goals. Although we don’t limit ourselves to any specific diagnosis, we do often work for individuals with complicated diagnoses such as schizophrenia, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, depression, anxiety, and high-functioning autism.
We operate on a fee-for-service basis and do not accept insurance. This allows us to select the best activities and support systems for you to move toward your goals as rapidly as possible. We do not conform to a medical model that is designed for traditional rehabilitative and habilitative services.
Everyone’s situation is unique. Because our services vary based on your personal needs and goals, all occupational therapy and transitional services are billed on an hourly basis, and can be prorated as needed. We negotiate with clients to determine how much or little time and assistance is needed.
You can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (636) 399-8910. Or feel free to fill out our online contact form here.
As of July, 2016 Bright Futures has moved from St. Louis to the west Chicago area. We will take a few months to get settled and meet our grandbaby. Dr. Davidson will start working with clients and families in the west Chicago area in early 2017. An office location is yet to be determined.
We meet with clients at their convenience, so we are happy to arrange a time or day that fits your personal schedule.
When you give us a call or request a consultation, you will be treated with complete respect and compassion. There is no charge for this initial telephone consultation, and we will answer your questions about our services, and focus on your concerns, needs and ideas for the person for whom you are seeking help. Together, we will determine whether our services are a good fit your needs. If so, we will plan a free face-to-face meeting to discuss your needs and concerns in more depth.
The length of our relationship will be largely dependent upon your goals, needs, and personal preferences. The combination of your needs and our expert advice will help determine the pace, frequency, and duration of our time together. We are tenacious in our pursuit of best-fit resources and situations and strive to deliver excellent outcomes as quickly and efficiently as possible. We provide an excellent value and intend to significantly improve the lives of our clients.
We understand that as life goes on, the needs, goals and opportunities of individuals and their families can evolve. Because of this, our work together will change and evolve as needed to reach your goals.
Bright Futures is radically different than traditional case management practices. We work for you and are not constrained by overly-large caseloads or rule-books. We are experienced professionals who are comfortable both with working within systems and inventing new and creative options outside of the existing systems. We listen to our clients, and meeting their hopes and needs is our only task.
We know that this can be a very stressful situation, and it can be very helpful to have expert assistance with reviewing documents and policies regarding who qualifies for services, and under what conditions. Sometimes the issue is one of knowing the right words to use, completing the right parts of a form, or simply persisting in one’s efforts. The professionals at Bright Futures have worked within a wide array of educational, health care, mental health, and health insurance systems. We are here to help untangle the red tape! We will help you to realistically assess and compare options to help you the best choice possible.
Absolutely! Transition planning typically begins in middle school or high school, although it does not end there. We can consult with you to prepare for the IEP/ITP meetings, to identify and articulate your child’s goals and share ideas about how they might best be met. If you wish, we will accompany you to the meetings in the role of advocate and support person.
We work to educate key individuals within the community about the appropriate ways to interact with people who have special needs or unique obstacles to overcome. Encouraging employers and marketers to recognize the untapped potential of our clientele base is a huge part of community development and support. Through this approach, we hope to strengthen the bond between our community and the people that need us.
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