Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Step By Step, a highly regarded nonprofit autism treatment center in Columbus, Ohio, today announced it has partnered with the Rosemont Center, Inc. to develop the Elijah Glen Center Crisis and Stabilization Center. This new venture brings together the expertise of two nationally accredited community mental health centers to expand their ability to support adolescents and adults during times of crisis.
The Elijah Glen Center serves adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability who do not warrant intensive psychiatric or acute care, but who need a less restrictive short-term inpatient or step down care program to stabilize and to reunify back into their family’s life.
“The partnership between Step By Step and the Rosemont Center means individuals with the greatest need are now able to receive the greatest care,” said Michele LaMarche, BCBA executive director of Step By Step. “It’s been our collective mission to provide the best care to all individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Columbus with the best care and treatment options available. By developing the Elijah Glen Center, we are strengthening our commitment to the families of those affected by autism and severe developmental disabilities.”
The Elijah Glen Center offers two programs to support adolescents and adults at time of crisis:
An individual in the Crisis Management Program may move to the Stabilization Residential Program to further their stabilization improvement. Upon discharge from either program, individuals will be referred and services scheduled with Step By Step Academy or other professionals in the community to continue their treatment progress at home, school and community.
Treatment services offered by the Elijah Glen Center include: crisis intervention, psychiatric diagnostic interview and evaluation, mental health assessment, pharmacologic management, intensive behavioral intervention utilizing applied behavior analysis, individual and group counseling, and community psychiatric support and treatment.
Principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) are followed during treatment and all services provided by the Elijah Glen Center are supervised by a licensed child and adolescent psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, board certified behavior analyst and licensed independent social worker. Individuals entering either program are provided comprehensive assessments to establish the level of care needed to manage their individualized treatment plan.
As the individual progresses through treatment, their families will also be provided with counseling and educational programs. These programs help support family members with their own mental health and stress factors issues and provide them with behavioral strategies to help their loved ones when they return home.
The Elijah Glen Center will advocate and help support individuals and their families to access supports and services they need to be successful while they are in treatment and upon their return to their family and community.
About Step By Step
Founded in 2002 by Michele LaMarche, Step By Step (SBS) is a private, nonprofit treatment center for children, teenagers and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition to center-based treatment, Step By Step provides several services designed to support the ongoing needs of our community including assessment services by a psychologist or licensed social workers, center-based intensive behavioral intervention treatment services, parent advocacy services and case management, parent and professional trainings, workshops and case management services. Step By Step is based in Columbus, Ohio.
About Rosemont Center
The Rosemont Center provides counseling services for individuals and families, foster treatment counseling and outpatient care. Its provides an array of programs and services that reflect the philosophy of treating every child and family with respect and dignity, and by providing services to every youth regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual preference or life style. The Rosemont Center is based in Columbus, Ohio.