Bridgeway House Offers New Program

EUGENE, Ore. — Bridgeway House introduced a new program, SHAPE, for youth with autism. SHAPE, which stands for Sexuality, Health, and Personal Exploration, will launch in January 2015. SHAPE is designed to provide education, build relationship skills, and encourage personal exploration to help youth with autism increase their self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-esteem. “We are very … Continue reading »

Raising Awareness for Kids With Autism

EUGENE, Ore. — Each April during Autism Awareness Month, runners race to show support for those in the community diagnosed with autism. “Autism is really here in our community and there needs to be a lot of support and acceptance as well,” said Patricia Wigney, Bridgeway House Executive Director. Around 300 people gathered at Alton … Continue reading »

Bridgeway House Moving to Springfield

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bridgeway House in Eugene is packing up its classrooms and is ready to move its school to a new building. In just two years, the school has grown from 8 students to 45 and the executive director, Patricia Wigney, says the expanding school now needs a bigger building. The Bridgeway House … Continue reading »

Crowds Gather At Great Rotary Duck Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Six local non-profits will be receiving big financial help after all of the money raised in The Great Rotary Duck Race. Alton Baker Park was filled today with supporters of these organizations that are receiving funds to help prevent child abuse. “I feel excited,” said Patricia Wigney, executive director at Bridgeway House. … Continue reading »

Inside Bridgeway House

EUGENE, Ore. – At some point in our lives, we’ve all been assured, “it’s going to be okay.” As much as we want to believe that person, it’s not always easy. Two local women were brought together by those words, but they were also brought together and will forever be linked by autism and the … Continue reading »

Bridgeway House Burglarized

EUGENE, Ore. — A school for autistic children in South Eugene was looking for answers after falling victim to a series of break-ins and burglaries Friday. Staff at the Bridgeway House, located on the 3500 block of Donald Street, was left cleaning up the pieces after they were broken into last night but it wasn’t the first … Continue reading »

Carnival Benefits Autism

EUGENE, Ore. — A local non-profit organization held its first benefit carnival on Saturday. Bridgeway House was founded in 2002 and works with children and families with Autism and related disabilities. Organizers said that while they do many events to bring awareness to their cause, they’ve yet to host one that allows their community to … Continue reading »