Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS)
Devereux CIDDS is a highly developed array of specialized residential programs for children and adolescents with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-existing behavior problems. The degree of cognitive limitation ranges from borderline intellectual functioning to severe intellectual/developmental disabilities, with IQs ranging from 20 to 75. More than 385 CIDDS staff members are involved in various levels of treatment, education, medical and supervision working together as a team to help each child reach their fullest potential. Four distinct types of residential environments are offered at CIDDS as well as a stand alone Approved Private School. All services are provided by trained, educated and caring professional staff with the one main goal - for the youth to reach new levels of personal accomplishment and, ideally, a return home.
All programs are licensed by the Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare, Education, and Human Services.
Residential Treatment Programs offer intensive treatment and support at both community-based and campus-based homes to boys and girls, ages 8 through 21. Staff is actively implementing Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PW-PBIS) into both the educational and residential settings to further enhance skill development and create an environment of learning and positive reinforcement. The primary objective of the residential treatment program is the successful reintegration of the child into the family and/or home community. This is best accomplished by drawing on the strengths and resources of each child, in partnership with his/her family and developing a vision: reality-based outcomes with reasonable and achievable goals.
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Treatment Family Program is a specialized, intensive foster care program for individuals, ages 3 through 21, with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and concurrent behavior problems. The intent of this program is to provide “step down” services for children who are ready to return to a community environment or as a preventative option for children at risk of being placed in a residential program.
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Approved Private School for Children with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities provides a supportive and nurturing environment for children and youth, ages 5 through 21, who have autism spectrum disorders, serious emotional disturbances, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Leo Kanner Learning Center (LKLC) provides personalized attention and instruction to each student with the focus of academics, employment training and independent living skills. The LKLC school is also enhancing its Positive Behavior Support Plan by implementing the School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support (SW-PBIS), a systems approach for establishing the social culture and individual behavior supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students.
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