Treatment in the ACES program focuses on increasing communication skills, sensory integration, academic skills, and daily living skills with the overall goal of increasing independence. The program’s treatment techniques adhere to the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

The ACES program develops and implements a variety of interventions and treatment strategies with specific outcome measures and criteria. This focus, coupled with additional treatment, support, structure and supervision help our students achieve skills, improve their day to day functioning, social and self-help skills, preparing them to reenter less restrictive settings. In addition to our comprehensive treatment services, the ACES Program has the ability to offer a higher degree of staff supervision, depending on the needs of the child.

These programs adhere to principles and practices from several therapeutic approaches, including:
• Collaborative Problem-Solving
• Positive Behavioral Supports
• Trauma Informed Care

These approaches serve as the organizational foundation for understanding disability characteristics and reducing challenging behavior. They also serve to inform our methods of specialized assessment and intervention. Our services emphasize the use of helping relationships and supports in a planned therapeutic environment to ensure each student reaches his or her maximum potential.
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. To support them in this process, transition services are woven throughout both the Foundations for Success and the Blueprint for Change 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.

Guiding Principles:
• Kids do well if they can—and if they can’t, we need to figure out why so we can help.

• It’s never too late—no matter the age—to strengthen developmental foundations in relating, communicating, and thinking.

• Positive change and growth are best achieved through therapeutic “helping” relationships that actively include the person’s views and interests.

• We respect and appreciate each individual’s unique perspective.

• Behavior is a form of communication.

• Our services are evidence-based and consistent with best practices for the individuals we serve.

These programs adhere to principles and practices from several therapeutic approaches, including:
• Collaborative Problem-Solving
• Positive Behavioral Supports
• Trauma Informed Care

These approaches serve as the organizational foundation for understanding disability characteristics and reducing challenging behavior. They also serve to inform our methods of specialized assessment and intervention. Our services emphasize the use of helping relationships and supports in a planned therapeutic environment to ensure each student reaches his or her maximum potential.
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. To support them in this process, transition services are woven throughout both the Foundations for Success and the Blueprint for Change 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.

Guiding Principles:
• Kids do well if they can—and if they can’t, we need to figure out why so we can help.

• It’s never too late—no matter the age—to strengthen developmental foundations in relating, communicating, and thinking.

• Positive change and growth are best achieved through therapeutic “helping” relationships that actively include the person’s views and interests.

• We respect and appreciate each individual’s unique perspective.

• Behavior is a form of communication.

• Our services are evidence-based and consistent with best practices for the individuals we serve.