Santa Barbara

parental training

Parent Training – Group

Parent Training – Group 476 476 bh360

Our parent training groups focus on enhancing skills and techniques that can improve communication and cooperative behavior in individuals with autism and similar disorders. These trainings also provide valuable information, tips and techniques that can help parents better navigate the challenges that come with being a parent of a child with special needs. Offered in one of our behavioral health treatment centers, this training provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn and practice effective methods that can be used at home. Bringing parents together in a group setting creates a support system and can help parents connect with others facing similar challenges.

early intervention

Infant Development & Early Intervention

Infant Development & Early Intervention 476 476 bh360

Our infant development and early intervention program helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities learn key skills that typically develop very early in life. Early intervention can contribute to a child’s success at home, in school, the workplace, and community — and can make a positive impact on a child’s development and accomplishments well into adulthood.

Our infant development and early intervention professionals are specially trained in child development, and they work alongside occupational and physical therapists and speech-language pathologists. Our goal is to get each child “caught up” with their more “normally” developing peers, so they can get back on track with standard developmental milestones. Our specialists assess and address:

  • Cognition
  • Language
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Social and emotional development
  • Adaptive and self-help abilities

Our infant development and early intervention offers one-on-one sessions, with frequency based on need. Services are home-based or are provided in one of our behavioral health treatment centers. Speech, occupational, and/or physical therapy services are integrated into the program as appropriate or necessary.

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Parent Training – Individual

Parent Training – Individual 476 476 bh360

Our parent training is focused on enhancing skills and techniques that can improve communication and cooperative behavior in individuals with autism and similar disorders. Offered in an individual’s home or one of our behavioral health treatment centers, this training provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn and practice effective methods at home.

personal assistance

Personal Assistance – Specialized

Personal Assistance – Specialized 489 489 bh360

Specialized personal assistance services are designed to provide an extra set of hands to those who care for individuals with developmental disabilities. This specialized level of care is appropriate for individuals who have more challenging behaviors – such as physical or verbal aggression, property destruction, self-injury, self-stimulation, or elopement – and therefore need more support than traditional personal assistance can provide. The service is appropriate for individuals of any age, from a 4-year-old who needs help redirecting or managing tantrums to an adult demonstrating severe aggressive behavior who requires 2:1 support from staff wearing protective gear. This service can also support individuals who need help with toileting or hygiene routines such as bathing, tooth brushing, dressing, etc.

Our team of specialized personal assistance professionals are experienced and passionate about working with individuals who have developmental disabilities. All our care providers are trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles and collaborate with the individual’s ABA service provider to ensure consistency in implementation of the behavior treatment plan. In addition, all of our care providers have passed a live scan clearance as validated by DOJ and FBI, maintain current CPR and First Aid certification, and are certified in Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention (NCPI).

Specialized personal assistance services may be used as additional support during the provision of ABA services if 2:1 support is needed to ensure safety. Specialized personal assistance services may also be provided in a hospital, group home, day program, or other facility-based setting if the behavioral needs of the individual warrant the increased level of support.

Specialized personal assistance services can only be provided for the individual authorized for care. Services can be provided in the home or in the community, however, it’s important to note that our staff cannot provide transportation. Sessions may be as short in duration as 2 hours, or support may be provided 24/7 depending on the needs of the individual. Prior to initiating care, a supervisor conducts an initial appointment to understand the needs of the specific individual and family, and identifies personal assistance providers who are a good match. A supervisor is assigned to every specialized personal assistance case.

respite care specialized

Respite Care – Specialized

Respite Care – Specialized 489 489 bh360

Similar to traditional respite care, specialized respite care provides parents and caregivers with temporary relief from their caretaking responsibilities so they can return to their duties rested and refreshed. But specialized respite is an enhanced service appropriate for individuals who have more challenging behaviors – like physical or verbal aggression, property destruction, self-injury, self-stimulation, or elopement – and therefore need more support than traditional respite can provide. The service is appropriate for individuals of any age, from a 4-year-old who needs help redirecting or managing tantrums to an adult demonstrating severe aggressive behavior who requires 2:1 support from staff wearing protective gear. This service can also support individuals who need help with toileting or hygiene routines such as bathing, tooth brushing, dressing, etc.

Our team of specialized respite care professionals are experienced and passionate about working with individuals who have developmental disabilities. All of our care providers are trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles and collaborate with the individual’s ABA service provider to ensure consistency in implementation of the behavior treatment plan. In addition, all our care providers have passed a live scan clearance as validated by DOJ and FBI, maintain current CPR and First Aid certification, and are certified in Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention (NCPI).

Specialized respite services must be provided inside of the family’s home and can only be provided for the individual authorized for care. Sessions may be as short in duration as 2 hours, or respite support may be provided 24/7 depending on the needs of the individual. Prior to initiating care, a supervisor conducts an initial appointment to understand the specific needs of the individual and family, and identifies respite providers who are a good match. A supervisor is assigned to every specialized respite case.

functional living

Adaptive & Functional Living

Adaptive & Functional Living 476 476 bh360

Designed to address to specific needs of individuals with development disabilities, our comprehensive adaptive and functional living skills training helps people function most effectively in their natural environments. With a focus on social awareness, community integration, effective communication, and independency, our program includes:

  • Behavior assessment that identifies developmental strengths and delays
  • Behavior services that focus on increasing peer interaction and integration skills
  • Development of independent living skills
  • Pre-vocational skill training
  • Parent training to give parents the tools to successfully manage behaviors
  • Parent and siblings support groups
  • Mental health services as needed
social therapy

Social Skills Training

Social Skills Training 476 476 bh360

Our social skills training help individuals function more effectively in social situations and cultivates skills needed to create positive interactions with others. Delivered at one of our behavioral health treatment centers, we offer age-based groups for kids, preteens, teens, and young adults. Our groups are conducted in a comfortable setting where individuals with developmental disabilities can develop and practice their social skills with peers on a regular basis.

Social skills training focuses on:

  • School readiness
  • Socialization in natural play/natural interaction/collaborative environments
  • Following group instructions
  • Appropriate social behaviors in a community setting
  • Assertiveness/anti-bullying strategies
aba school

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) / Behavioral Therapy – School Based

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) / Behavioral Therapy – School Based 476 476 bh360

Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, refers to a variety of treatment options that are based on the principles of behavior analysis. ABA uses scientifically-based techniques for understanding and changing behavior, and is the most widely accepted approach to assess and intervene with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental challenges or delays. This type of therapy is conducted one-on-one, is customized for each person, and is appropriate for individuals of all ages.

Our program is designed to increase language and communication, improve attention and focus, and decrease problem behaviors. We build on each person’s interests and strengths using structured and fluid opportunities to facilitate learning. During ABA therapy, skills that are useful in everyday life are broken down into easy-to-learn steps, with positive reinforcement and goal-focused treatment that meets the unique needs of each individual. At its core, ABA therapy helps individuals function more effectively in their natural environments.

Throughout the process, progress is measured to ensure the teaching approach is working. These routine assessments guide any adjustments or modifications to the personalized treatment plan that may be necessary or appropriate, and ensure continual progress toward goals.

Our school-based ABA services are delivered in the classroom. A school-based approach is beneficial because it provides the opportunity for the individual receiving therapy to participate in a normal school environment – often with their peers or siblings. Community immersion and integration is a major advantage of this type of program.

aba center based

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) / Behavioral Therapy – Center Based

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) / Behavioral Therapy – Center Based 476 476 bh360

Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, refers to a variety of treatment options that are based on the principles of behavior analysis. ABA uses scientifically-based techniques for understanding and changing behavior, and is the most widely accepted approach to assess and intervene with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental challenges or delays. This type of therapy is conducted one-on-one, is customized for each person, and is appropriate for individuals of all ages.

Our program is designed to increase language and communication, improve attention and focus, and decrease problem behaviors. We build on each person’s interests and strengths using structured and fluid opportunities to facilitate learning. During ABA therapy, skills that are useful in everyday life are broken down into easy-to-learn steps, with positive reinforcement and goal-focused treatment that meets the unique needs of each individual. At its core, ABA therapy helps individuals function more effectively in their natural environments.

Throughout the process, progress is measured to ensure the teaching approach is working. These routine assessments guide adjustments or modifications to the personalized treatment plan that may be necessary or appropriate, and ensure continual progress toward goals.

Our center-based ABA services are delivered at one of our behavioral health treatment centers. A center-based approach is beneficial because it provides an environment with minimal distractions and establishes a steady routine of going to a set location for learning.

aba home based

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) / Behavioral Therapy – Home Based

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) / Behavioral Therapy – Home Based 476 476 bh360

Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, refers to a variety of treatment options that are based on the principles of behavior analysis. ABA uses scientifically-based techniques for understanding and changing behavior, and is the most widely accepted approach to assess and intervene with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental challenges or delays. This type of therapy is conducted one-on-one, is customized for each person, and is appropriate for individuals of all ages.

Our program is designed to increase language and communication, improve attention and focus, and decrease problem behaviors. We build on each person’s interests and strengths using structured and fluid opportunities to facilitate learning. During ABA therapy, skills that are useful in everyday life are broken down into easy-to-learn steps, with positive reinforcement and goal-focused treatment that meets the unique needs of each individual. At its core, ABA therapy helps individuals function more effectively in their natural environments.

Throughout the process, progress is measured to ensure the teaching approach is working. These routine assessments guide adjustments or modifications to the personalized treatment plan that may be necessary or appropriate, and ensure continual progress toward goals.

Our home-based ABA services are delivered in the home. Visits are scheduled to fit each family’s needs, preference and availability.