is a short-term residential program for boys and girls between approximately 10 to 19 years of age diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental and intellectual disabilities who present with co-occurring mental health disorders and challenging behaviors. Shiloh House is a comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment program designed to determine the level of specific individualized supports and interventions each youth will need to successfully return to life in the community.
Nathan House and Jordan House serve young men with intellectual or developmental delays that interfere with their social and educational success.
Nathan House is designed, staffed and programmed for young men who have a diagnosis of Pervasive Development Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome, a broad range of cognitive abilities (IQ 40 and above). Individualized behavioral support plans are developed by full time Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) on staff. The main goal at Nathan is to enable the young men to return home, so intensive discharge planning and aftercare coordination begin before a young man is even admitted to the program.
Jordan House is for young men with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IQ of 45–84), including youth who are on the autism spectrum. BCBA’s on staff at both Nathan and Jordan House develop Positive Behavioral Support plans to assist the youth with coping skills. Sensory-based interventions for both programs are implemented under the direction of occupational therapists. Through these techniques and individual and group counseling the young men in these programs are assisted in participating more fully and competently in mainstream society.
Therapeutic Group Homes: Potter’s House in Cromwell, Isaiah House in Middletown and Esther House in North Haven provide trauma-informed services and skill-building to young women referred by DCF. The young women at the programs receive intensive psychiatric treatment for complex trauma within a developmental framework. Up to five girls ranging in age from 14 to 20 live in each home. The average length of stay is 9–12 months with treatment plans that are carefully tailored to meet the needs of each individual. The programs provide a transitional home for girls as they move from acute inpatient or out-of-state care to successful community living. Staff provides ongoing consultation and collaboration with parents/guardians, courts, schools, mentors, vocational and Young Adult Transitional services to construct a wrap-around treatment approach to community-based living.