Founded by a Speech-Language Pathologist, Hortus Health’s mission is to provide personalized care for all individuals with disabilities regardless of abilities, backgrounds, and needs. We strive to respect and respond to personal choices as well as collaborate with families, guardians, and caregivers in shared decision-making to create a quality of life that is both productive and inspiring. Through dedicated support in the home, community, and workplace settings, Hortus Health is committed to providing care that allows individuals to reach their fullest potential and age in their desired place. Utilizing clinical expertise, Hortus Health provides weekly in-person clinical oversight with the individual and support staff to ensure best strategies and interventions are implemented.
Community Inclusion Service supports individuals in gaining skills necessary to live within their home and community. Hortus Health's life skills coaches will encourage, prompt, and support the individual to obtain their goals that include activities of daily living (ADL). ADLs are person-centered and include anything that is important to them in living a more productive, healthy, and independent life.
Systematic Skill Building (SSB) is a service designed to support individuals in acquiring skills that promote their independence and their participation in their community. SSB utilizes techniques from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Used to build skills that include communication, social skills, community participation, vocations, and independent living in order to improve quality of life.
Supportive Employment provides a variety of supports including vocational assessments, job finding, job coaching, and extended supportive employment utilizing a person-centered approach. This approach keeps the individual at the forefront of decision-making regarding their life. Employment not only allows an individual to be included within the community but also feel a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
Behavioral Specialist Consulting Service provides support to individuals with behaviors that can create obstacles for them to be active in their community or live at home, where disruptive or destructive behaviors hinder these opportunities. Utilizing a Behavioral Specialist, an individualized, comprehensive plan can be created to support the individual, family, and those working with the individual so that they may gain and use skills that allow them to be more independent.
Fresh Start Program is a program that provides subsidized housing for those with autism and intellectual disabilities who wish to live independently and do not qualify for community home supervised care services. This program provides subsidized housing based on income and allows our direct support staff to provide customized life skills training while in constant communication with the CEO to improve outcomes.
Weekly Oversight and Mentorship from a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with Clinical Experience: Hortus Health was founded by an SLP whose passion is helping individuals achieve their goals and live with independence. Each individual receives weekly visits from the CEO/SLP to consult with the individual, family, and staff on goal-specific objectives to optimize progress towards goals and build personal relationships. There is also access to other clinical backgrounds through a professional network that allows other disciplines (OT, PT, BS, RN) to provide strategies and guidance in areas of need.
Elizabeth Spurlock CEO/Clinical Director M.S. CCC-SLP
Serving Lehigh and Surrounding Counties