When your loved one is staying on the Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Unit, they will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of therapeutic programming. Through our breadth of offerings, we work to help individuals get through their current crisis and return to a less-intensive level of care.

Due to the nature of the disorders we treat on our highly specialized unit, many patients will work with a one-to-one aide throughout their stay.

During their stay, individuals can expect to receive:

  • Daily medication management and meetings with a psychiatrist

  • Intensive, daily therapeutic programming

  • Occupational therapy, including cognitive skills and life skills coaching

  • Creative expressions group

  • Stress management group

  • Music group

  • Social and leisure skills groups

  • Nutrition education

  • Safety education

For those who have a low level of cognition and will not benefit from a group therapy approach, we offer one-to-one therapeutic programming. And, when one of our patients needs a break from the group environment, we have a sensory room filled with calming items to help them stabilize in a safe, comforting environment.

In addition to engaging in therapeutic groups, each patient will receive a behavioral plan that is designed by our behavioral specialist and occupational therapist. The occupational therapist will create an activity plan for each patient as well.

Length of Stay

The average length of stay on our unit is ten days; some individuals need less time to stabilize and return home, and some may need more time. Each course of treatment is highly individualized to the patient so we can ensure they are receiving exactly the kind of care that they need to begin stabilizing, while simultaneously staying as safe as possible.