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.
Jason Stout
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

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

Our Schools and Residential homes provide an environment that facilitates healthy emotional, personal and physical growth for all students with mild to severe special needs including autism, intellectual disabilities and other multiple challenges.  Students are encouraged to learn and work cooperatively and independently within their abilities.  Maintaining positive attitudes, habits of mutual respect, self-esteem, self-expression/advocacy, decision-making, and tolerance are stressed.  Learning activities are integrated into all areas of the program and are designed to build and enhance the productivity, knowledge and self-esteem of each student in our care.

The keystone in our mission of challenging all students to achieve their greatest potential is embedded in positive behavioral supports, technology and vocational training.  We offer high staff to student ratios and the integration of the Common Core and Massachusetts Frameworks into a comprehensive school and community-based curriculum that includes academics, supportive employment, recreation, social skills and community living.

Nanette Rondeau
Director of Admissions & Corporate Compliance Officer
Cardinal Cushing Centers
405 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339
781-829-4672 (w)
781-826-1559 (f)

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

Embark Behavioral Health is a short-term, insurance based residential program for females, including those identifying female and non-binary, ages 10-14.  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.
Jenifer Parker, Admissions Director

Jenn Sommers

Family First Adolescent Services focuses on treating the most common and complex issues affecting young men ages 13-18. Since opening our doors in 2014, we’ve helped hundreds of adolescents, and their families find meaningful and lasting healing. We believe in looking beyond surface-level symptoms and exploring the underlying issues that inform your son’s disordered behaviors.

We achieve this by providing treatment that is teen-specific, trauma-informed, that addresses the entire family, that plans for the long-term, and that is facilitated by best-in-class clinicians.

Our innovative behavioral health programs model provides best-in-class treatment tailored specifically to teens through the integration of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to address mental health, behavioral health, substance use, and problematic gaming.

PJ Moraci
Mobile: 860.919.4894
Office: 561.328.7370
Fax: 561.828.0783

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.
Admissions Director Genesee Lake School
36100 Genesee Lake Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Phone: 262-569-5510

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.

Haleigh Thom – Admissions Coordinator
Office: 316-634-8857

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, virtual DBT intensive outpatient 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, suicidality, self-harming or life-threatening behaviors, and borderline personality traits. In addition to offering adherent protocol DBT for teens, Hillside can also offer specialty DBT protocols including DBT-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE), Radically Open-DBT (RO-DBT), and DBT-PTSD.

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

Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC
Director of Clinical Education & Outreach
phone: 404-545-2163
fax: 404-892-1779

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.
Donna DeJaynes, Admissions Director

931-388-3810 ext. 1014
412 West 9th St. Columbia, TN 38410

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


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

The Staff Assistant Experience at Ramapo for Children is committed to providing individualized residential support services to neurodiverse young adults ages 18-26, transitioning to greater independence.  Located in the picturesque Hudson Valley, Ramapo’s 250 acre campus provides a natural setting for young adults to practice vocational and independent living skills, working in various on campus settings and living in shared apartments.  Our “Staff Assistants” are provided with the necessary supports, including mentors, job coaches, social emotional skill building workshops, meaningful recreational programming, and individualized coaching around independent living skills, that promote autonomy and assist young adults in reaching their full potential.

Alison Krause, LCSW
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Clinical Services
Staff Assistant Experience

Lisa Nicotra
(845) 687-3641 (phone)
(845) 876-8414 (fax)

Shrub Oak is a therapeutic day and boarding school for children, adolescents, and young adults on the autism spectrum who face complex challenges and have high personal-attention needs. Located on 127 acres of rolling, wooded hills less than one hour from New York City, Shrub Oak offers unparalleled educational opportunities for students in a family-centric, supportive environment. The hallmark of the Shrub Oak program is our unique transdisciplinary approach. Each student has a team of expert teachers, clinicians, and campus life staff who collaborate closely to create Individualized Transdisciplinary Education Programs (ITEPs) tailored to each student’s specific interests and abilities.

We offer extraordinary personal attention with a classroom student-to-staff ratio of 2:1 in our Core Program and 1:1 in our Founders Program. Specialty areas include complex students with behaviors; NVLD; dual diagnoses of autism and co-occurring conditions including visual and hearing impairments; medically fragile students; and elopement.

Lauren Koffler
Head of Admissions, Communications, and Client Relations
(914) 885-1995

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.
Drew Bushman 
Director of Admissions
T.C. Harris School & Academy 
T: 765.448.4220 ext. 5602  | F: 765.448.4217 

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.