It began as international collaboration between Autism Services, Inc. and Hope and Homes for Children, Romania (HHCR) with the objective of helping children with special needs move from life at an institution to a family-based alternative.

One institution at a time, children with special needs were moved from the previous standard of a life restricted to cribs, mats or tied to beds; to a new environment where rights and needs of the individual are met and respected by caregivers.

One teacher and trainer at a time, Bridges for New Beginnings has provided professionals from Central and Eastern Europe countries with resources and training materials to help them transition individuals from institutions to family-type alternatives and reducing abuse and neglect.

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Bridges is a unique collaboration
between Romania and the United States