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Viera Campus

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Viera Campus

The Devereux Florida Viera Campus offers a professional therapeutic environment for children and adolescents facing significant emotional, behavioral and intellectual/developmental challenges. Located in Brevard County, in the town of Viera just 45 minutes east of the Orlando International Airport and west of the Melbourne International Airport. Our beautiful 55 acre campus offers a serene setting with tropical landscaping, lakefront views, a swimming pool, volleyball court and playground - all in a climate suitable to enjoy plenty of outdoor activities. 

The Viera Campus includes a total of six residential units, the Devereux School and a state of the art Activity and Wellness Center. 

The Devereux Viera Campus provides the following:

  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Program (I/DD)
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program
  • Educational and Vocational Services
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • 24/7 Nursing
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Diabetes Management Program*
  • Pediatric Endocrinologist*
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Program*
  • Treatment of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children*
  • Comprehensive Assessment Program*
  • Speech Therapy*
  • Occupational & Physical Therapy*
  • Life Skills Training
  • Community Inclusion Opportunity*
  • Bilingual Staff
  • Locked and Unlocked Housing Units
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission
  • School accredited by AdvancED™

*When applicable or appropriate for the client.

Viera Campus Program Specialties:

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Program

The Viera Campus provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for youth, ages of 5 to 19. This program also provides a unique treatment approach to accommodate the needs of individuals who are dually diagnosed, exhibiting the existence of both an intellectual/developmental disabilities and a mental illness. Services are aimed at providing the support, training, and skills essential in attaining treatment outcomes for individuals who display a wide range of challenging behaviors including aggression, property destruction, severe tantrum behavior, self-injurious behavior, run away problems, and difficulty following directions reliably. The individuals admitted to the program display clear deficits in adaptive and social functioning. Treatment focuses on increasing independence in all settings using positive approaches.

On-site Specialized Academic Services

The Devereux School is located on-site and applies the philosophy that all students have the ability to achieve academic success. Students are paired with 21st century technology and highly qualified educators to ensure academic excellence. In addition to academic progress, students will gain skills in self-determination, and independent living.

The Devereux School specializes in supporting and educating children with emotional, behavioral, and intellectual/developmental disabilities, with the goal of allowing them to return home and successfully continue their education in their home public schools. The Devereux School offers an accredited K-12 school, provided with a vast array of therapeutic services offered at the Viera Campus. Our program is unique among other schools in that it is accredited by AdvancED™ and meets standards for over 60 school districts across the county. All of our teachers are certified in their respective instructional subject area, as well as Exceptional Student Education (ESE), and are also an integral part of each individual’s behavioral and mental health treatment as a core member of the multidisciplinary treatment team for each of their students. Each classroom is equipped with SMART Boards and the latest technology to nurture learning.

The Devereux School program is designed to advance each student’s academic growth while providing a positive school experience. Our individualized curriculum and low teacher-to-student ratio allows our students to succeed academically. Teachers are provided with support from the student’s therapist, behavior analyst, and direct service providers to help the student learn, adapt, and overcome his/her challenges. Many of our students have achieved academic gains of reading at 2 grade levels ahead of where they started in our program, in just a period of a few months.

Serving Medically Complex Individuals

Devereux Florida Viera Campus residential programs service a myriad of individuals with existing and/or a history of medically complex issues. Our residential programs are able to accommodate and serve individuals with traumatic brain injury, neurological and seizure disorders, degenerative disorders, and genetic disorders. Each and every referral to the Viera Campus is screened both clinically and medically to determine needed accommodations for this population prior to admission including any needed outpatient and on-site medical supports in order to best serve medically complex individuals who also require behavioral and mental health treatment in a residential setting. 

Diabetes Management Program

At Devereux Florida, we believe it is important to assist our clients in gaining knowledge and control of their illness to reduce risks of long term physical and psychological complications. The Devereux Florida Viera Campus has earned national recognition for successful treatment with children and adolescents experiencing severe behavioral problems, in combination with diabetic health concerns. Devereux Florida teaches children with diabetes how to take control of their illness. Both the intensive residential treatment center and dual diagnosis programs offer a diabetes program which uses age appropriate education and training in conjunction with the treatment programming to help stabilize the disease.  This is accomplished with individual and group teaching concerning diabetes management as well as assistance with diet and exercise programs.

Many clients with type 2 diabetes have been able to lose weight and adopt an exercise routine so they no longer require medication. The program is overseen by our on-site pediatric endocrinologist in collaborations with our extensive nursing team who all work closely with the individuals in this program.

Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Recognizing that many youth struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, a substance abuse treatment track is offered at Devereux Florida, designed to meet the unique recovery needs of children and adolescents facing the challenges of substance abuse or dependence. Individual and group treatment programs are available to address issues pertaining to exposure, behavior, and addiction.

Treatment of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

Devereux Florida’s residential programs are designed to provide trauma-informed care for children and adolescents who are victims of sexual abuse, sexual trauma, and more recently sexual exploitation. Devereux Florida’s clinical specialty track for sexually exploited youth is based on advanced clinical expertise, evidence based approaches, and proven techniques to help individuals transition from troubled lives to bright futures filled with personal accomplishments and hope.  Some of the fundamental keys to successful treatment outcomes are through trauma focused treatment, a protected living environment that offers a sense of security, and treatment strategies that are designed specifically for each individual’s needs. Treatment is provided through individual and group therapy where individuals who all share a history of sexual trauma are able to share their life stories in a protected and supportive environment.

Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Each treatment unit on the Viera Campus provides a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who provides individualized behavior assessments, programming, and supervision of implemented behavioral interventions targeted at decreasing maladaptive/dangerous/social inappropriate behaviors.  Our behavioral analysts also provide interventions targeted at increasing functionally equivalent skills to these maladaptive behaviors across all settings each individual encounters. For example, treatment milieu, campus grounds, on-campus school, off-campus activities, and outings. Our direct care professionals are trained in applied behavior analytic principles and monitored on their implementation regularly by our team of on-site behavior analysts who work collaboratively with the milieu team across settings described above.

Comprehensive Assessment and Diagnostic Program

Significant behavioral problems often accompany the underlying issues in dealing with emotional or behavioral challenges. We specialize in conducting comprehensive assessment and diagnostic procedures to determine the most appropriate and beneficial course of treatment for each individual. These assessment and diagnostic services are provided for each individual upon admission to our program as well as short term prescriptive placement for 30-60 days. Through collaboration of our multidisciplinary team lead by the psychiatrist, therapist, and behavior analyst, we create a comprehensive assessment and diagnostic program unique to each individual that includes; a functional assessment, psychiatric assessment, psychological assessment, medical assessment, academic assessment, behavioral assessment, social skills assessment, psychosexual assessment, neuropsychological assessment, individual and family therapy assessment, substance abuse assessment, and programming.

 

 

 

For Parents & Caregivers

The Viera Campus offers a Parent Handbook for parents and caregivers interested in placing their child or adolescent in our care. The Parent Handbook describes our programs, provides detailed information about the Devereux School, outlines what to pack and explains your child’s health and safety under our care. 

To request a printed copy, please email referral@devereux.org. To view the latest PDF version, click here.

Contact Us

For additional information or to make a referral, please call the Central Referral Unit at 1.800.DEVEREUX (800.338.3738) ext. 77130 or email referral@devereux.org.