BrightBloom Center opens in Milford

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Justin Walker, Honorary Milford Mayor; Angel Hodges, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford Board President; BrightBloom Center Founder Marcus Henry; BrightBloom Centers CEO Diliana Henry; Sara Bluhm, Economic Development & Community Engagement Administrator for the City of Milford; Councilman Todd Culotta, Ward 2; BrightBloom Centers’ Director of Operations Val Ham-Davis, Director of Clinical Services Jennifer Adams and Director of Development Clara Tiedemann

BrightBloom Center recently celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford. The center provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, not only in the clinic but also in the home, school and community.

“BrightBloom expanded to Milford in an effort to increase the access to care for families in more rural areas,” Morgan Lingo, MS, BCBA, Clinical Manager of the Milford Campus, said. “By establishing a Milford location, BrightBloom is able to serve families across Sussex County that are seeking support for their child with autism as the need continues to increase.”

BrightBloom was founded by CEO Diliana Henry and her husband, Marcus Henry, in 2014 in an effort to provide Applied Behavior Analysis services for their own son with autism. Since that time, the company has expanded to three locations in Delaware with the other two located in Middletown and Wilmington. There is also a location in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

“The BrightBloom team consists of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs),” Lingo said. “Together, the team provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy services to children with autism and other disabilities ages 18 months-12 years. Prior to the start of therapeutic services, the BCBA will conduct an assessment with the child and family to determine the child’s current strengths and interests, as well as help identify areas for support and skills to build. Some of those skills include building communication and self-advocacy skills, building safety awareness skills such as following instructions in the community, and building play and leisure skills with clients. These skills are built during each therapy session between the client, a RBT, a BCBA, and caregivers.”

Lingo explained that BrightBloom’s core values of compassionate care as well as partnering with families and meaningful outcomes are what make their ABA therapy stand out from others.

“Our focus is identifying the strengths our clients already have before they begin our services and really starting there to continue to build additional skills that are meaningful to the client and their families,” Lingo said. “Our teams teach from a place of compassion and gentleness that honors the clients we get to serve and extends that compassion to the caregivers. Throughout the therapeutic process, we are always collaborating with client families, schools and additional therapies such as Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy because we value their input.”

BrightBloom is located at 1 Sussex Avenue in Milford and is open from 9 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday. If a family is seeking ABA services for their child, they can find more information at, call 302-575-9702 or email [email protected].

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