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Behavioral Services Program

Behavioral

Children's Care provides highly successful behavior intervention services for children through age 21 with a variety of behavioral challenges. The Behavioral Services Program follows the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a research-based program shown to be extremely successful in the treatment of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. 

Apart from the child's diagnosis or behavioral challenge, Children's Care understands that each child is unique and must always be placed at the center of all programming decisions. In order to determine the most effective treatment plan for each child, a functional assessment of behaviors is conducted under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Once complete, this document, known as a Treatment and Care Plan is presented to the interdisciplinary team (IDT), family and school district. Together, a comprehensive plan is compiled to assist the child in attaining their goals.

The goal of our programming is to reduce problematic behaviors, increase socially appropriate skills, and ultimately to re-integrate the child back to their home school district so they may live comfortably with their family, friends, and loved ones.

"I was grateful for the chance to volunteer at Children's Care while I was in college to gain a better understanding of the needs of children with special needs, as well as those of their families. This was a great opportunity!"
– Alexi M., Volunteer