Who We Help
Family engagement is one of the most important building blocks in successful treatments and outcomes.
Autism Success Story
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.
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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
April is Autism Awareness 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.
April is Autism Awareness Month. As more children are being diagnosed with ASD than ever before, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health stands at the forefront to support individuals diagnosed with ASD - and their families - in the development of communication, social and independence skills needed to realize fulfilling, productive and socially connected lives.
“Autism Awareness Month is an important avenue for community education. As the number of individuals with autism we interact with on a daily basis increases, it is critical that our communities continue to learn more about autism - and the amazing potential individuals with autism possess,” explained Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s Executive Director of Autism Services Dr. Todd Harris.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 68 children in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In addition, ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (one in 42) versus girls (one in 189).
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News and Events
Donna and Sharicka McHenry were satisfied with their lives in Phoenix, Ariz., but something was missing. “We always wanted children,” said Donna. The couple are now parents to four siblings who previously were in foster care.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, recently announced that Robert Q. Kreider, President and CEO, will retire in January 2018, following more than 20 years of extraordinary service.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s special screening of the movie Life, Animated was presented to a near sell-out crowd on February 13 in Pelham, N.Y. The event, held in partnership with The Picture House, was followed by a Q&A session with Ron and Cornelia Suskind, the parents featured in the film.