Bridging Independent Living Together, Inc. works to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through compassionate support. Our team is committed to bridging the gap of care to enhance individuals’ independence, maximize their capabilities, and provide meaningful community inclusion by assisting and supporting their choices with regard to housing, socialization, learning, employment opportunities and recreational activities.
Christina is the CEO and founder of Bridging Independent Living Together, Inc. Christina has been working in the Human Service field for the past 12 years and has gained extensive experience with promoting independence in individuals’ lives despite interfering behaviors.
Christina is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Design in Applied Behavior Analysis. Christina has worked as a direct care staff, residential group home manager, residential area director, and a behaviorist overseeing individuals ranging from adolescents to adults, in clinical and in-home settings.
Christina prides herself on not only providing guidance and education to her staff but also being an advocate for the individuals and their families. Passionate about her work, Christina works to create flexible, person-centered programming that always puts the individual and their wishes at the center of all programming.
With an understanding of the individuals’ and families’ goals, as well as extensive experience with navigating current services and systems, Christina is able to personalize services to deliver innovative and qualified services for every individual served.
Josh is the Treasurer and CTO of Bridging Independent Living Together, Inc. By trade, Josh is an Electro-Mechanical Product Design Engineer with over 15 years’ experience. With his superb balance of technical knowledge and unabridged support to BILT’s mission, Josh donates 100% of his time while:
• Managing the technical aspects of an organization to ensure that they’re in line with the company’s organizational needs.• Researching, writing, compiling, and managing the timeline and budgets of financial grants.• Evaluating and analyzing trends in the sales performance.• Raising Awareness and Funds through social media adoption, local outreach, fundraising, and strategic partnerships.• Developing and executing company’s marketing campaigns and promotional efforts.
Chelsea has an extensive background in customer service and care management, working towards her degree in Human Services.
Chelsea has the ability to not only work with our individuals but also to oversee the employees and ensure our programs remain high quality. She is passionate about the work we do at BILT.
Herbert W. Boudreau, Jr.
All skills trainers receive training in positive behavior supports, CPR, Mandated reporting, HIPPA, Safety Cares (depending on individual need), Registered Behavior Technician training (depending on individual need) and are able to access a number of optional trainings. Skills trainers also all receive ongoing supervision from management.
Yes, skills trainers all have their background and driving records checked yearly.
The cost of service is determined by the complexity of the individual and the job. Individuals with higher support needs are matched with staff who the education and experience to work with them effectively.
All individuals are assessed individually so determination on if we are able to serve an individual depends on if we can do so safely and therapeutically.
We are able to work with individuals to accept funds through DDS. We also work with some school districts who have contracted with us to perform the home portion of IEP services (if included). We also accept private pay. We are willing to work with various funding sources in order to assist the family in covering our services.
Wait list times vary on hours and locations requested. If we don’t have a staff in the area after the intake process is completed we will hire for that staff. Oftentimes waits can be anywhere from 4-8 weeks.
In order to get started we will send you an intake form and a schedule of availability through DocuSign. We will also ask that you send us a current behavior plan, IEP, and/or physical. It will take us about a week to review the paperwork. From there we will schedule an in person or zoom intake to discuss the individual and service needs. There is a one time intake fee added to the first invoice of every individual to account for the intake time and for individuals who don’t go forward with services there is no charge.
Our goats are specifically bred and raised for recreational, therapeutic and educational activities. Our team of specialists that oversees the therapeutic and teaching programs has extensive training and experience in mental health counseling, equine education, holistic nutrition and goat husbandry.
South Natick, MA 01760
sensory-safe indoor playgrounds
Providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through our nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, we provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.
34 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482781-943-3125
Leo, a youth artist with an autism diagnosis, greatly enjoys creating seasonal paintings and drawings. He also loves drawing vehicles of all kinds, animals and various landscapes. The money raised by Leo’s artwork goes towards raise funds for The Complete Puzzle, a 501c3, dedicated to helping families impacted by autism.
connecting disability-inclusive employers with qualified candidates
Work Without Limits forms partnerships with organizations that provide employment services to individuals with disabilities such as colleges and universities, state agencies, and community-based organizations. Work Without Limits connects these Community Partners to members of our Employer Network, disability-inclusive employers that are seeking to connect to qualified candidates with disabilities. We would be very excited to have BILT become a Community Partner of Work Without Limits.
Bridging Independent Living Together, Inc. was founded in May of 2019.
Form 990 is the IRS’ primary tool for gathering information about tax-exempt organizations, which is also useful to share information with the public about their programs.
Please find our financial reports at the links provided.
From the IRS.gov website, “expect delays in data updates for the Tax Exempt Organization Search tool. We are still processing paper-filed 990 series received 2021 and later.”