ADDAM Member Programs

Alpine Academy Therapeutic Schools is a Residential Treatment Program located in Utah, just 30 minutes west of the Salt Lake City International Airport. The two separate 30+ acre campuses – one for males and one for females – serve adolescents ages 12-18. The campuses are just three miles apart. Both serve students experiencing severe emotional disturbances, including anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment and relationship issues, and social skill deficits. Established in 2001, Alpine Academy is a fully accredited school with dual-endorsed teachers at the front of every classroom. Therapy, with Master’s level clinicians, is built into the school day. Alpine is a nationally certified Teaching-Family Model treatment program. Students live in homes with trained adults, often married couples, who provide a family-like setting and serve as professional house parents. Through a strength-based, trauma-informed, individualized approach, students are taught healthy behaviors in a setting that best replicates family, school, and community life.
Jill McIntyre
Business Development Director
Alpine Academy
(435) 228-0092 (office)
(801) 815-4683 (mobile)

Anderson Center for Autism’s (ACA) mission is to optimize the quality of life for individuals with autism. Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley Region, two hours north of New York City, ACA provides residential and educational programs to students ages 5-21 with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. At Anderson Center for Autism, our evidence-based methods demonstrate realistic, steady progress and consistently make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families we serve. Based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our treatment approach focuses on techniques and interventions that use positive reinforcement to teach our individuals the skills they need to strive for independence and reach their full potential. Our professional team administers ABA programs that comprehensively address each individual’s educational, emotional and social needs in a proactive, positive manner. We understand that autism dramatically affects the lives of all who face it. For families, the autism community and public organizations, Anderson Center is uniquely qualified to serve as a valuable, compassionate resource by providing education, support, and outreach services, and information aimed at delivering assistance and increasing overall autism awareness.

Tracy Schober, MPA
Senior Admissions Administrator
Direct Line: 845-889-9534
Fax: 845-889-9834
Admissions – Anderson Center For Autism – ACA

Nestled in the hills of Los Angeles, Ascend Healthcare is a residential treatment center which uses a warm and inviting setting to provide evidence-based therapies to teens and adolescents from every walk of life. We offer comprehensive services equipping our teens with the coping skills, self-efficacy, and support system that will last them well beyond the time spent in our program. At Ascend, we embrace the critical roles that family and empowerment play in the journey towards recovery while establishing a deep and meaningful connection with our clients.

Ascend Healthcare has three 6-bed residential treatment centers for adolescents. Our all-gender primary mental health, dual-diagnosis, and girl’s trauma programs treat a wide array of mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders. Our all-inclusive 45-90 day program utilizes highly individualized treatment programs offering  several evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness training, EMDR and other trauma treatments, and a wide variety of experiential therapies. Weekly family therapy is a requirement, and multi-family group therapy as well as sibling support groups are offered on weekends. Ascend accepts a wide variety of health insurance policies for treatment and is in-network with several insurance providers.

Seamus McKeon
Director of Admissions & Outreach
1(800) 646-1202

Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Asheville Academy is a therapeutic boarding school serving students ages 10-14.  Our program is specifically designed to help young girls overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges using a family-focused and experiential approach.

In addition to individual, group, and family-therapy, our expansive 97-acre campus features a robust animal and equine-assisted psychotherapy program.  Our uniquely designed therapies utilize a relationship-based approach, so students learn to respect the animals and create healthy boundaries, which translates into their relationships with family and peers.

Asheville Academy’s alluring campus, expert staff, and dynamic therapy pave the transformative path towards lasting success for young girls and their families.
126 Camp Elliott Rd.
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Laura Storey, Director of Business Development

Bancroft is a leading nonprofit provider of specialized services and support for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including autism and those in need of neurological rehabilitation. Through its innovative continuum of care, Bancroft offers a comprehensive range of services for unlocking each person’s full potential and meeting his or her changing needs throughout their life.

For over 130 years, Bancroft has pioneered new ways of helping people with disabilities lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, Bancroft boasts 30 programs in 16 locations serving 1,700 people annually throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, including more than 200 community-based group homes and supported apartments.

Joy Furgiuele, Director of Admissions

Founded in 1993, Boulder Creek Academy remains a trusted name among therapeutic boarding schools. Serving ages 13 through 18, we weave our coeducational and fully accredited academics into a relationship-based therapy program that welcomes struggling students. This program addresses areas of concern such as: Anxiety/depression, ASD Level 1, ADHD, Executive functioning deficits, School failure/refusal, Social pragmatics, Learning disorders.

Each day at Boulder Creek Academy is designed for students to practice social skills, exhibit leadership qualities, benefit from therapeutic learning and simply have fun. Students experience academic achievement, regain self-esteem, learn to embrace their uniqueness and become capable, confident learners.

Tiwi Nicks – Director of Admissions
O – 877-348-0848
C – 208-946-0853
F – 208-267-3232

Charla Suppé – Director of Business Development
O – 208-267-8464
C – 208-610-9027  

Building Bridges is a licensed therapeutic boarding school for adolescent males, ages 14-18. We specialize in substance abuse treatment along with co-occurring disorders. Each young man in our program experiences a highly tailored treatment plan, specifically designed for him, using evidence-based treatment in a highly relational setting.

A major keystone of our program is the integration of our students into the community through sports, school, community involvement, and other social opportunities. Our mission is to Bring Reality to Treatment and help our students prepare for life that occurs outside the bubble of treatment.

Our highly trained counseling team works closely with our students, helping them address the challenges they face as they progress through their treatment. By providing a safe environment for our students to share, we guide each student towards the life they were meant to live.

Sarah Fairbank, Admissions

The Center for Discovery is dedicated to serving children with significant developmental disabilities and medical frailties including a growing number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The supports we offer are grounded in the land and our community of care and education, which for many years has integrated food and farming, science and research, and health and wellness. The Center is located near Monticello, NY.
Kaitlin E. Haas, MPA
Vice President of Admissions
The Center For Discovery
O: (845) 707-8075  
F: (845) 707-8927

Genesee Lake School is a nationally recognized school dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological disorders, or emotional disturbances. In addition, we offer specialized programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and Complex Trauma. As a Council on Accreditation certified residential treatment program, we follow an individualized, person-centered, and integrated team approach, emphasizing positive behavioral support, therapeutic relationships, and developmentally appropriate practices. Our 160 acre campus in the wooded Wisconsin countryside is a calm and nurturing setting where students from around the country gain the skills and experiences necessary to successfully return to their families, school districts, and communities.
Katie Swank Watt
Admissions Director Genesee Lake School
36100 Genesee Lake Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Phone: 262-569-5510 ext. 3274

The Guild School provides day and residential special education services to male and female students ages 6 – 22 with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, and mental/behavioral health challenges. Interventions include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech and occupational therapies, counseling, psychopharmacology, and paid vocational work shifts. Residential students are integrated into the community and live in family-style homes in Massachusetts neighborhoods.
Steven Belec
Chief Admissions & Outreach Officer
The Guild School
521 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 781.893.6000 x5111
Fax: 781.795.7450 

Hallmark Youthcare is a safe and secure psychiatric residential treatment facility located in Richmond, Virginia serving males and females ages 11-17.  Programs offered:  general psychiatric disorders, 90 day assessment and diagnostic, ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) certified substance abuse, males with sexually acting out behaviors (ages 12-17 w/IQ 70+) and female domestic minors of sex trafficking.  Hallmark Youthcare is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and accredited by The Joint Commission, The Sanctuary Model® Elite Certification and an approved QRTP (Qualified Residential Treatment Provider).  Hallmark Youthcare has a licensed on-site school serving grades 6th to 12th.  Evidence-based practices include, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing and Good Lives.
Vassanthi I. Griffis, MBA
Director of Business Development
Admission 804.784.6432
F 804.784.5261

The Heartspring School, located in Wichita, Kansas, is a not-for-profit residential and day school serving boys and girls ages 5 – 21, from across the country. Heartspring serves students with various developmental delays and/or intellectual disabilities, but specifically specializes in serving those with an autism spectrum disorder. Most students have challenging behaviors that have interfered with their educational progress, access to their community, and life at home.

Heartspring utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and positive behavior supports to develop an individualized behavior program for each student. In addition, increasing communication skills is also a vital part of each student’s program. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is used with students who have limited functional communication to help them learn and participate in their educational program and in their community, with minimal behavioral disruptions.
Kristina Baker – Director of Admissions & Outreach
Office: 316-634-8874
Cell: 316-214-1132

The Heritage Community is a residential treatment campus hosting 2 specialized programs for youth aged 7th grade through 17.5 years. The Elevate Academy strives to Engage and Empower students with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma or attachment issues, substance abuse, opposition and defiance in their unique boys program and girls program. The Spark Academy serves autism spectrum or neurodivergent students through a skills based program beginning with regulation skills, moving to executive functioning skills, and then emphasizing transition skills.

Located on 19 acres at the base of the mountains in Provo, Utah,  the power of the Heritage Community is the benefit of campus-wide activities bringing students together for social experiences like athletics, performing arts or school dances where they develop and practice skills for normalized teen experiences.

Kieran Reilly
Elevate Academy Admissions and Outreach Director

Alaina Chatterley
Spark Academy Admissions and Outreach Director

Hillside® specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for children and adolescents. Our services include psychiatric residential treatment, complete with an accredited schooling component, as well as a DBT intensive day-program and intensive in-home therapy support in Atlanta, GA.

As the first residential treatment to become a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Programs™ in the nation, Hillside ® specializes in working with children and adolescents who struggle with mood and anxiety disorders, severe emotion dysregulation, self-harming or life-threatening behaviors, and borderline personality traits.

Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians offers individualized psychiatric care as well as adjunctive therapeutic services, such as Horticultural Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Therapeutic Drumming, Theraplay ®, and Animal Assisted Therapy.

Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC
Referral Relations Coordinator
phone: 404-545-2163
fax: 404-892-1779

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy is an approved private day and residential school in Philadelphia, PA, that serves medically complex children ages 5-21 and focuses on each child’s abilities. HMS gives students a voice and teaches them how to navigate their world through our customized assistive technology. Our individualized, comprehensive programs facilitate independence, social interaction, cognitive growth and communication skills, in both a school year and summer school environment. HMS also provides individualized consultative evaluations for families and school districts.
Diane Taylor
215-222-2566 Ext. 149

The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) is a special needs day and residential school located in Canton, Massachusetts, licensed to serve ages five through adult.  Since 1971, JRC has provided very effective education and treatment to both emotionally disturbed students with conduct, behavior, emotional, and/or psychiatric problems, as well as those with developmental delays or on the autism spectrum.
Ralph Antonelli
(781)828-2202 EXT. 4404

Kidlink Treatment Services (KTS) is a network of specialized residential treatment centers providing programming to children and adolescents who have been unsuccessful in previous treatment settings. KTS works with parents, social services and court agencies, as well as school districts, insurance companies and managed care companies to assist them in identifying the most clinically appropriate treatment setting for their children and youth.

Our network of treatment programs includes more than 50 educational and specialized residential behavioral treatment programs. KTS provides access to treatment programs for, but not limited to, both male and female children and adolescents, children with low cognitive functioning, severe emotional disturbance, sexually abusive behaviors, psychiatric disorders as well as extreme anger and aggression issues.

Angel Baugh

Angie Webb

KidsPeace is a national non-profit organization with a full continuum of services for youth and adolescents. Our mission is to “give hope, help and healing to children, adults and those who love them”. Based out of Orefield, Pennsylvania, KidsPeace provides treatment from Maine to Georgia and as far west as Indiana. Our continuum includes in-home and community-based services, Day Treatment programs, foster care and therapeutic foster care, residential settings in Maine, Pennsylvania and Georgia, and a children’s psychiatric hospital at the Orchard Hills Campus in Orefield, Pennsylvania. Youth served is dependent on the particular service. Generally speaking, our community-based, in-home supports and foster care serve youth birth through 21 years of age, our Day Treatment programs are grades K-12, residential programs treat youth ages 6-20, and our psychiatric hospital serves youth ages 6-18.

Chris Sylvester
National Customer Relations Liaison | KidsPeace
Mail:  49 Florida Avenue, Bangor, ME  04401
Phone: 207-745-4087
Fax: 207-947-6278
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The King’s Daughters’ School (KDS) is a private nonprofit residential school located in Columbia, TN. KDS serves children and a limited number of adults with various intellectual disabilities, including autism, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Down Syndrome. Students must have a below average IQ and be working below grade level. At KDS, students receive core academics as well as life skills and vocational training to reach their greatest level of independence.
Shauna Pounders, Assistant Executive Director


Donna Cowan, Admissions Coordinator
931.388.3810 ext. 1014

Lakemary Center, founded in 1969, is located approximately 30 miles south of the Kansas City metro area and serves boys and girls 6-21 with developmental/intellectual disabilities along with concurrent psychiatric illnesses.  Children at Lakemary Center receive special education services in the accredited on-site special purpose school in their 24/7 therapeutic milieu.
Sarah Base, Admissions Specialist
Main: (913) 557-4000 ext. 1013


The Latham School, a program of Latham Centers Inc., has been offering a safe environment for growth and learning on our beautiful campus on Cape Cod since 1970.  At Latham students receive intensive therapy, specialized education and vocational and recreational opportunities.   The students arrive having had challenges at home, school, or both. 

Other students need more intensive ADL and vocational training to prepare them for adult living.  Latham serves students with complex special needs with a dual diagnosis of cognitive impairment and a mood disorder including autism, and students with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).  Latham Centers is one of the few programs in the world who works with children with PWS.
Brittni Kliment
Director of Program Marketing & Admissions

Katrina Fryklund
Director of National Outreach

Logan River Academy is a therapeutic residential treatment center in Logan, Utah that specializes in working with male and female adolescents ages 12 through 19 with Autism and or struggle with behavioral, emotional, and mental health disorders. We also provide excellent education through our highly accredited private school with tenured staff to offer academic and recreational opportunities for our residents to learn and grow.
Lars Latimer
Director of Business Development

We help struggling teen boys between the ages of 14-17 overcome hardship and reframe their adversity into an experience that will serve them to become great. Our therapeutic boarding school is designed to help each individual overcome resistance to change, establish healthy habits, and gain the skills needed to become a powerful leader. As hope is renewed for a successful and happy future, the internal engine of self-drive is ignited. We call our program a continuum of care because it is not a short-term interruption but an ongoing transition into independent success with a robust aftercare program and incredible parent course built into our process.

Matthew Blodgett
Chief Experience Officer

4251 W 5625 N
Roosevelt, UT 84066

Located outside of Cleveland, Monarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, provides comprehensive services for individuals 3-21 with autism, as well those dually diagnosed with autism and a significant psychiatric disorder. The center includes Day School (lower, middle and upper), High School, Transition Education and Therapeutic Residential programs.
Cynthia Hartz, National Outreach and Marketing Specialist
Mobile Phone: 216/978-3598
Direct Phone: 216/320-8317
Direct Fax: 216/932-8520
Intake Helpline: 216/320-8502

New Leaf Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for girls (including those identifying female or non-binary) ages 10-15 years old at time of admission.  Located in Bend, Oregon, our program is tailored to meet the social, emotional, developmental and academic needs of the pre-adolescent and young adolescent student.  Students participate in individual, family and group therapy while also participating in many extracurricular and therapeutically supportive activities and opportunities.  We have a strong family component and an extensive aftercare program helping ensure a successful transition home after New Leaf Academy.  Through relationship, respect and therapy we support children and families to reconnect, rediscover and heal.
Jenifer Parker, Admissions Director

For youth 11-17 with acute crises and/or prolonged and pervasive behavioral problems, the Reserve School offers two self-contained, co-ed units in a safe, secure setting where their path toward healing can begin. Ideal for individuals with significant mental health and psychiatric needs, self-injurious, aggressive behaviors, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse, experienced trauma and transgender youth. Smaller stabilization unit and transitional living unit provide a continuum of services.
Cynthia Hartz, National Outreach and Marketing Specialist
Mobile Phone: 216/978-3598
Direct Phone: 216/320-8317
Direct Fax: 216/932-8520
Intake Helpline: 216/320-8502

Continuing a century of tradition, the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, is located in Chicago, near the University of Chicago campus. The school remains committed to providing the highest quality of intensive therapeutic milieu for children and adolescents (Ages 5 to 21), struggling with severe emotional challenges and/ or high functioning Autism Disorder.

The Success of the Orthogenic School is found in the balance between being a supportive residential intervention while being a strong academic program. A standout among residential treatment centers, the School provides departmentalized and college preparatory classes for high school, junior high, and elementary students, as well as a well functioning residential milieu that promotes individual autonomy at the same time promoting a sense of community. Working in collaboration with our families, we offer a safe haven and path to hope as the students move toward a happy, productive, independent young adults.
Kristin Friesen, LCSW
Director of Admissions
Ph: 773-420-2891

Stetson School Inc., an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, is the pioneering residential education facility for treating males who show problem sexual behavior.  Located on 200 wooded acres in Barre, Massachusetts, Stetson School began specializing in problem sexual behavior in 1994 for boys and young men ages 9-22, and has since expanded to include treating students with conduct disorders such as oppositional and pervasive disorders, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder and other cognitive impairments.  Stetson School offers latency, alternative learning and transitional living services, as well as psychosocial/sexual and educational assessments.
Pete Gow
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

T.C. Harris School is a nationally-recognized residential treatment center and therapeutic school that puts into action the spirit of our work to advocate for and develop the skills of students with intellectual/developmental disabilities with a co-occurring mental health diagnosis.  Our model and philosophy of upholding a strong therapeutic and academic program as the only means to achieve lifelong success for students with special needs sets the stage for our students to excel.

Our treatment program is relationship based, emphasizing positive behavioral supports, collaborative problem solving, and trauma informed care.  Our education program is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and is aligned with IN Common Core Standards and each student’s IEP goals. We integrate our therapeutic and educational programs to help students locally and from around the country gain the skills and experiences necessary to be successful and as independent as possible in life.
Shelby Baugh, MSW 
Director of Admissions
T.C. Harris School & Academy 
T: 765.448.4220 ext. 5320  | F: 765.448.4217 

Whitney Academy, located in East Freetown, MA, is a Community Based Special Education Residential Treatment Program specializing in the treatment of boys (Ages 10-22) with cognitive delays, mental health diagnosis and sexualized behavior problems ranging from trauma reactive to sexually abusive. The majority of our students come to us with a significant trauma history.
Seanna O’Brien
Outreach Coordinator

Youth Care is a residential treatment program in Draper, UT established in 1989.  We work with clinically complex adolescents, ages 11-17.  Our small 16 student homes allow each child to feel comfortable and receive individualized attention as they address their issues.  Average length of stay is approximately 4 months and we are in network with all of the major insurance plans.

Our kids have 4 sessions weekly with their therapist, daily group therapy and weekly psychiatry.  We work with depression, suicidality (including recent attempts), self-injurious behavior, severe anxiety, personality disorders, thought disorders,  substance abuse and more.  Because of our 24 hour medical care, we are also able to work with medically complex kids, such as type I diabetics or pregnant teens.

Tanya May
Admissions and Business Development Director
ph. 801.820.4235
fax. 877.414.8570

12595 S Minuteman Drive
Draper, UT 84020

Disclaimer: ADDAM is an association of member programs that provide residential and educational services. ADDAM does not evaluate or endorse the services of any member programs.