The Autism Care & Extensive Supports (ACES) Program at T.C. Harris School offers the additional care, structure, and supervision needed to provide treatment for dually diagnosed children who experience uncontrollable and unpredictable behaviors that significantly interfere with their day-to-day living. With professional staff highly committed to developing and implementing creative treatment programs, we support each student in their skill acquisition process.

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ACES students may be non-verbal, functioning at a moderate to severe range of intellectual disability, organically or neurologically impaired, and may carry diagnoses that include but would not be limited to:

• Autistic Spectrum Disorders
• Pervasive Developmental Disorder
• Down Syndrome
• Fragile X Syndrome
• Other low incidence syndromes

The Blueprint for Change program at T.C. Harris School provides each student with a continuum of services consistent with best practices for individuals who exhibit severe behavioral difficulties that would warrant a secure environment. This program is capable of providing treatment and services to a variety of students with various needs in a 24 hour a day residential setting with comprehensive individualized treatment tailored to the unique needs of each student. Treatment focuses on dealing with behaviors that are uncontrollable, unpredictable, and/or dangerous, thus needing the additional structure and increased supervision offered in the secure setting.

The Blueprint for Change program provides services to students who present with an intellectual or developmental disability and may exhibit:
• Severe Emotional Disturbances
• Acute Physical Aggression
• Self-Injurious Behavior
• Highly Impulsive Behavior
• Other Severe Behavioral Challenges

Common diagnosis within the Blueprint programs can include, but would not be limited to:
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Psychosis
• Schizophrenia
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
• Conduct Disorder
• Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Low incidence syndrome expertise includes, but is not limited to Prader-Willi Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Klein-Levin, Kleinfelter, Marfan’s, XYY and other genetic disorders. Some medically impaired children may be served, provided they are ambulatory.

The Foundation for Success program at T.C. Harris School provides each student with a continuum of services consistent with best practices for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and significant emotional, social, and behavioral difficulties.

Individualized treatment planning is provided in an integrated and comprehensive manner by a dedicated treatment team. During their time with us, many of our students gain the skills necessary to transition from their original placement to a less restrictive setting, either on the main campus or in one of our community living options. To support them in this process, transition services are woven throughout the Foundation for Success program.

The goals for each student in our care include: strengthening developmental foundations in relating, communicating, and thinking, cultivating a positive sense of self, reducing challenging behavior, increasing independence, and, finally, ensuring a successful transition to the next phase of their life.

The Foundations for Success program provides services to students who present with an intellectual or developmental disability and may exhibit:
• Emotional Disturbances
• Physical/Verbal Aggression
• Impulsive Behavior
• Other Behavioral Challenges

Common diagnosis within the Foundations programs can include, but would not be limited to:
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Psychosis
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
• Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Low incidence syndrome expertise includes, but is not limited to Prader-Willi Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Klein-Levin, Kleinfelter, Marfan’s, XYY and other genetic disorders. Some medically impaired children may be served, provided they are ambulatory.