We specialize in working with dual diagnoses
For children diagnosed with a disability or who have additional health needs, learning skills like organization, impulse control, time management, transitioning, focusing, and controlling emotions is challenging. The lack of development in these areas leads to delays in mastering life skills and interferes with social skills and levels of independence. CADC’s Better Version of Me Children’s Program uses the evidence-based practice of Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) to assist children with learning and mastering the skills needed to be successful in life. PBS is an approach based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) paired with person-centered planning.
This program is not as intense as ABA programs. Instead, it is designed with a Behavior Life Coach (an endorsed Positive Behavior Support Facilitator (PBSF)) working with the child to identify their strengths, preferences, and interests as well as develop short and long-term goals for them. After this information is collected, additional information related to areas of weakness, triggers, and supports needed to reach the goals are gathered and used to develop a Behavior Support Plan (BSP). The child’s team (parents, teachers, after-school providers, coaches, therapists, etc.) is trained by the Behavior Life Coach in the strategies and interventions included in the BSP and modify their supports to those they learned during the training. The Behavior Life Coach monitors progress and adjusts the plan according to any changes and needs that may occur.
This program varies in length and is dependent on the needs of the child and their team. It is appropriate for children ages 5-17 who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, developmental disability, Down Syndrome, intellectual disability, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, PANS/PANDAS, and more. Funding from the Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waivers can cover this program. For more information or to sign up for a consultation, please fill out the form below.
Understanding & Beating Anxiety
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 beginning December 7th- December 30th
Ages: Students ages 13-18
Cost: $98 cost includes all materials (can be paid in 1 or 2 payments)
Additional Info: To comply with current social distancing practices, all participants will be screened before the start of each session and must wear a mask.
This 8-part interactive workshop series is designed to teach teens about anxiety, how it affects them and their daily routines, and some strategies to overcome it. Weekly topics include:
Identifying how anxiety & stress affects them internally & externally
Recognizing their triggers for anxiety
Understanding the connection between thoughts & anxiety (CBT)
Developing emotional regulation techniques & coping skills to decrease anxiety & increase self-esteem & confidence