Adolescent Services

CHECKERS

COMPREHENSIVE THERAPEUTIC SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED ADOLESCENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC NEEDS

Checkers is a therapeutic after-school program for developmentally disabled adolescents, ages 12 through 17, who require intensive structured therapy to address emotional and behavioral issues.

This one of a kind program for adolescents with complex needs provides community-based specialized clinical services that may eliminate the need for more restrictive out-of-home interventions and placements.

Details

Highlights of the Checkers program include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and on-going assessment
  • Medication monitoring
  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Therapeutic activities designed to enhance Communication and Social
  • Independent Living, Self-Esteem, Social Skills and Anger Management Groups
  • Point and Level System to chart treatment progress

Program Specifics

  • Three evenings a week from 4:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Intakes, evaluations, family therapy sessions and psychiatric appointments may be scheduled outside of regular program hours
  • Transportation is available on a limited basis and subject to availability
  • Optional weekend recreational outings available
  • Coordination of all services for one fee
  • Immediate response to all referrals
  • Specialized program tailored to meet the needs of adolescents with dual disabilities