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Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Devereux understands that the challenge of caring for a youth with special needs can be overwhelming. Often, families and agencies have exhausted their local resources and find that Devereux has the experience and services to offer precisely what the youth needs. Drawing on over 40 years of experience, Devereux offers a multi disciplinary treatment approach in treating youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) who also exhibit significant mental health challenges.

Our caring and nurturing program is designed to meet the needs of males between the ages of 13 and 21, who are in the mild to moderate range of intellectual functioning and exhibit behaviors such as aggression, property destruction, severe tantrum behavior, self injurious behavior, and deficits in adaptive and social functioning.

A major focus of the program is placed on developing age-appropriate social interactions, improving their ability to complete activities of daily living independently, and developing coping skills for behavior issues. Hands-on learning experiences are available to promote vocational and independent learning skills.

Treatment Components include:  

  • Social skills training utilizing interventions
  • Group interventions designed to teach pro-social behaviors, selfcontrol, problem solving, mood management, and social skills.
  • Strength-based individual and family therapy encouraging full involvement from family.
  • Special education tailored for individual needs in mainstream or self-contained classrooms.
  • Vocational training services.
  • Psycho-pharmacological interventions.
  • Therapeutic recreation with activities designed to maximize potential and enhance social development.

 

We were very pleased with the services Watson received….a big improvement in his outlook on life. He still has issues but they are more manageable thanks to his therapist and other staff that worked with him. Thank you and keep up the good work.
- Grandparents of Watson