Services for Children
Developmental Disability Services are designed to teach your child, ages 3 to 21, the life skills they need to become more independent. This may include social skills training including teaching a child how to communicate wants and needs, meet personal care needs, and interact with others. Therapies are provided in the most effective setting for learning, including the child’s home, social settings, and other community locations. Most therapy is conducted one-on-one.
Behavioral Intervention services are provided in both home and community locations. These services focus on helping individuals learn, grow, and develop skills in the areas of communication, daily living, and socialization. Each plan is designed with parents to be unique to the individual receiving services to develop social skills, teach functional life skills, and foster positive habits over a lifetime. These individualized plans are implemented by behavioral intervention staff trained in applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. Staff utilize positive reinforcement and a variety of treatment modalities (e.g., prompting, shaping, modeling, chaining, incidental teaching, natural environment teaching, and community-based learning) to help participants succeed. Services include individual or group behavioral interventions and skill development activities.
Family Education services for families of children with disabilities aim to provide information, resources, and support to families to enhance their understanding and ability to cope with their child's disability. These services can be offered in a variety of formats such as one-on-one counseling, support groups, workshops, and classes. The primary goal of family education services is to empower families by providing them with the tools they need to advocate for their child and navigate the complex system of disability services. The services can include education on various topics such as communication strategies, behavior management, and educational planning. Overall, family education services are designed to promote the well-being of families of children with disabilities by providing them with the knowledge, resources, and support they need to care for their child and navigate the challenges of the disability system.
Habilitative Supports is a service that assists people with disabilities to become more independent and integrated into their community. It provides opportunities for participants to explore their interests, practice skills learned in other therapeutic environments, and learn through interactions in typical community activities. This service is particularly beneficial for children with disabilities, as it facilitates their independence, interests, and social development. Habilitation is a healthcare service that helps individuals maintain, learn, or improve their daily living skills and functioning, including therapy for children who are not meeting expected developmental milestones. Overall, these services aim to reinforce socializing with peers through participation in leisure and community activities.
Crisis Intervention services are designed to provide immediate assistance and support to individuals experiencing a crisis. These services aim to help individuals regain a sense of safety, stability, and control during a period of intense emotional distress or upheaval. These services involve a trained crisis intervention specialist who works with the individual to assess the situation and develop a plan for immediate support and stabilization. The specific services provided during a crisis intervention can vary depending on the individual's needs, but may include crisis counseling, safety planning, referral to community resources, and support for family and friends. Crisis intervention services may also involve collaboration with other healthcare providers or emergency responders, such as police or paramedics. Overall, crisis intervention services are designed to provide immediate and effective treatment to individuals in crisis, with the goal of preventing the escalation of the crisis and promoting long-term recovery and stability for the individual.
Interdisciplinary Training involves a team of professionals from various disciplines who collaborate to provide comprehensive and integrated care to an individual. The goal of interdisciplinary services is to provide holistic, patient-centered care that addresses all aspects of the individual's physical, emotional, and social needs. By working together, the interdisciplinary team can provide a coordinated and cohesive approach to care, which can result in better outcomes, more efficient use of resources, and improved communication among all members of the team.
Therapeutic Consultation provides a more advanced level of support to participants exhibiting severe aggression, self-injury, and other dangerous behaviors. It is provided when a participant receiving behavioral intervention has been assessed as requiring a more advanced level of training and assistance based on the participant’s complex needs. This typically involves exploring the complexities of a case with another mental health professional to allow collaboration between providers and identify necessary supports for the participant. A participant may require therapeutic consultation when it is anticipated that a crisis event may occur without the consultation service.
Respite provides supervision to a participant on an intermittent or short-term basis for the intention of providing short-term relief for the primary caregivers caring for someone with significant physical, intellectual, cognitive, emotional, mental or medical needs. Whether needed in response to a family emergency or crisis, or on a regular basis, respite may be provided in the participant's home, the private home of the respite provider, a DDA, or in the community.
"My children have been receiving services from A New Hope for 10 years! They have changed our life! My children's behavior has improved, the support we received from not just the Behavior Intervention, but the support from the office staff, has been one of the best parts of our special needs journey. Every worker has taught us something amazing about our kids or ourselves! I recommend them to everyone looking for help with their own family."