The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities inpatient handbook(Viewing or printing these handbooks requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have it installed you can download it now for free.)
The center offers acute care service for up to 19 children and adolescents, 4 to 21 years old, who present with serious behavioral disorders in addition to a developmental disability, such as intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder.
Children admitted to the inpatient service have been identified as a danger to themselves (exhibit self-injurious behavior) and/or others (outwardly aggressive). The inpatient service has a national reputation for outstanding clinical care and has evaluated and treated children and adolescents from 20 states.
Inpatient services for patients with developmentally disabilities make up only a small portion of our overall program.