For Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
St. Joseph’s Villa has served the needs of children with autism and other developmental disabilities (including intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy) since the late 1970’s. Today, our support includes a variety of educational, after-school and residential services which work together to provide a spectrum of support services for children with developmental disabilities and their families. The Villa’s programs include:
The Sarah Dooley Center for Autism – Academic (ABA and other methodologies) and behavioral education, as well as transition services, for children from 6 to 22 years old with autism and other profound developmental disabilities.
Early Autism Services – Morning and afternoon sessions for children ages 2 to 5 with a medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Supervised by a Doctoral Level Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Center-Based Day Support Services – After-school care and recreation for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The center operates all day during the summer and on days when schools are closed.
Weekend Respite Services – Weekend (Friday evening until Sunday afternoon) care and recreation for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
In-Home Support Services – Care in the family’s home.
In-Home Behavioral Treatment (EPSDT) - In-home support for families which include a child with a developmental disability and severe behavioral issues.
In addition, many students at the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism and the Day Support program take advantege of the Villa's Career and Transition Services (CATS) program, which helps prepare students for fuller lives as adults.
The goal of these integrated services is to provide quality programs that educate and care for the child.
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