Through our home-based intensive behavioral treatment (IBT), Bradley Hospital clinicians are able to help up to 30 children with autism. Children admitted to the IBT program are between 2 and 5 years of age, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and have varying degrees of chronic behavior disorders that, if left untreated, would worsen and require more intensive treatment, including psychiatric hospitalization or out-of-home residential placement.
For 20 to 40 hours a week, a staff member visits a family's home and delivers clinical services, using an ABA model, to the child on a one-on-one basis. The treatment plan is
family-oriented, as it includes all family members in the treatment process. This weekly regimen is offered in six-month blocks and is renewable for up to three years.
The national benchmark for out-of-home placement (either psychiatric hospitalization, foster care, or residential treatment) of children with autism spectrum disorder is twelve to fourteen percent by the age of 15. For children who have gone through our IBT program, that number is significantly lower with only one percent experiencing an out-of-home placement.
For more information, please contact us by phone at 432-1225 or by fax at 401-432-1500.