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Autism advocate, Devereux parent and staff member, Amy Kelly, reflects on how far her incredible 13-year-old daughter, Annie, on the autism spectrum has come.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

February is National Recreational Therapy Month

Through your gift, you are contributing to our mission to unlock and nurture human potential in people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

February is National Recreational Therapy month and Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health wants to help generate awareness about the positive impact therapeutic recreational programs and services can have on health and wellbeing.

“Through engagement in recreational pursuits, our youth can unlock essential facets of themselves toward more complete wellness,” said Devereux Pennsylvania’s Children’s Behavioral Health Services Executive Director Dr. Rhea Fernandes. “They tap into their self-efficacy, increase their awareness of others, develop a sense of responsibility and community, self-directedness and optimism. Only experience can shape this, and many of our youth have been denied these positive experiences we tend to take for granted.”

Did you know...

At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, recreational therapy is a critical factor when it comes to helping the individuals we serve improve their overall health and development. Just a few examples of recreational therapy offered at Devereux include aquatics, music and dance classes, arts and crafts, sports and games.

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News and Events

Six months after Hurricane Harvey’s devastating blow to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Texas, a donation has the nonprofit on firmer footing for its path to recovery. Recently, the Valero Energy Foundation presented Devereux Texas with a check for $250,000 to benefit the organization’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
The Devereux Pennsylvania CIDDS Community Services of Philadelphia Foster Care Program - and the Devereux Center for Effective Schools - were recently certified in the Together Facing the Challenge evidence-based model for therapeutic foster care.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida recently announced the certification of two foster families as “official safe homes” - providing special assistance and support for sexually exploited youth in Central Florida.

Devereux’s Hope Gala raises
more than $700,000 for children
and adults with special needs


What a fantastic evening! Devereux Pennsylvania’s annual Hope Gala was held in honor of the remarkable legacy of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health President and CEO Robert Q. Kreider, on the eve of his retirement. Bob’s leadership, insight and passion for the individuals we serve has transformed Devereux into one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare nonprofit organizations in the country.