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About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California

Celebrating the past and present

What began in 1945 as the "Devereux Ranch School" is now the premier provider of programs and services for adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences in the state of California.
Helena T. Devereux, special education pioneer and founder of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, wanted to expand Devereux’s programs and services on the West Coast after having established multiple schools and facilities in Pennsylvania. In 1945, Miss Devereux found an idea setting in the small town of Goleta, just outside of Santa Barbara, on the central coast of California. There, she established a school for children with disabilities.

Today, Devereux California is a thriving behavioral health treatment facility offering residential services, community living, day programs, and clinical services for individuals, ages 18 and older, with multiple diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorders, emotional and/or behavioral differences, intellectual and developmental disabilities, dementia and other cognitive disorders.

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health President and CEO Carl E. Clark II, who oversees one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare nonprofits in the country. Founded in 1912, Devereux serves many of the most vulnerable members of our society in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education and foster care.

Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings.

They include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment, Diagnostics and Measurement to support data-driven care
  • Evidence-based Treatment & Special Education
  • Transition and Independent Life Services
  • Family Education and Professional Training
  • Research and Innovation to advance the field
  • Advocacy, Public Awareness and Prevention

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.