SERVICES - CLINICAL SERVICES (ARTICLE 16 CLINIC)
Evaluation and Testing
Psychological Testing makes it possible to determine the nature and extent of an individual’s developmental disability. Testing is often necessary to determine whether a person qualifies for services or for admission to a specific program.
Psychosocial Evaluations are performed in order to develop a better understanding of a person in context of his or her family and the social environment. It usually involves the professionals meeting with the individual and his or her family in order to obtain information about the individual’s development, family, medical and vocational history. This evaluation is required for determination of whether an individual qualifies for services.
Unless a borough is specified, these services can be provided to individuals of all ages residing in all five boroughs. Clinics located in Manhattan and the Bronx. Specified services provided in the Bronx or Queens as noted.
Mental Health Services
Individual, Group & Family Counseling
Individual counseling, family therapy, group counseling and marital counseling are available to individuals with developmental disabilities (children, adolescents, and adults) their caretakers, and other family members, as are a variety of support groups.
Intensive Behavioral Services
Intensive Behavioral Services is a program for individuals who live in the Bronx in non certified settings and who present with challenging behaviors which put them at risk for placement in a more restrictive setting. AHRC provides a team of psychologists who work with the individual and family to establish and carry out a behavior plan to resolve the challenging behaviors and enable the individual to remain in a least restrictive setting. Referrals to this program are made directly to the Bronx DDSO.
Bronx In-Home Behavior Management Team
Known as the “Crisis Team”, this program provides in home behavior management to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the Bronx who live at home with their family. The team also provides access to emergency respite as well as referrals to, and/ or consultation with, various agencies, hospitals, and schools.
Unless a borough is specified, Mental Health Services can be provided to individuals of all ages residing in all five boroughs. Clinics located in Manhattan and the Bronx. Specified services provided in the Bronx or Queens as noted.
Queens In-Home Parenting Program
The Queens in Home Parenting programs serves parents who are intellectually and developmentally disabled. Services are provided in the home and include case management, advocacy, linkage and referral.
Available to parents with developmental disabilities in Queens.
Family Reimbursement, the Francesca Nicosia Fund
The Nicosia Family Reimbursement Fund makes the possibility of purchasing services and goods that are not funded through any other sources a reality. The goods and services have been deemed appropriate to meet the needs of the person being served
Family Reimbursement funds are limited and competitive but upon application may be available to families of individuals with developmental disabilities residing in all five boroughs.
ISS – Individual Support Services
Individual Support Services (ISS) provide financial assistance to people with developmental disabilities in locating and leasing individualized living arrangements that are alternatives to traditional group living. Residential options include home sharing, independent living, and other leasing opportunities.
Unless a borough is specified, services can be provided to individuals of all ages residing in all five boroughs. Clinics located in Manhattan and the Bronx. Specified services provided in the Bronx or Queens as noted.
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