Behavior Intervention Unit – Autism Spectrum Program

The Behavior Intervention Unit is dedicated to providing evidenced based treatment to children and adolescents, ages 8 to17, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other conditions affecting learning and behavior. This unit provides treatment based on the principles of Behavior Intervention in order to increase socially significant behaviors and to reduce problem behaviors. Our treatment model includes educational services provided by special education teachers, psychiatric services, pet therapy, and expressive therapies. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will work with the individual, the family, community resources, and outpatient services to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for each individual. The direct care staff have been trained by a BCBA to implement behavior intervention plans to address goals that include communication, social skills, academics, functional living skills as well as the reduction of problem behaviors. Our goal is to provide effective inpatient treatment and facilitate appropriate aftercare planning that supports the individual and the family in a successful transition back to the community and home environments.