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Holding the Key to Change

Confidential, no-cost assessments are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Hughes Center offers highly-structured psychiatric residential treatment for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Residential Treatment

Our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility is designed to serve youth ages 10–22 with neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Our Facility

Our 60-acre campus provides comfortable cottage-style housing in a family-friendly environment.

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Our TRICARE® Certification

We are proud to serve military-connected families. Contact us to learn more about how The Hughes Center can help.


The Hughes Center for Exceptional Children is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) for youth with neurodevelopmental disorders. We also offer educational options and a private day school for students with disabilities. At The Hughes Center, we make it our mission to be the psychiatric residential treatment provider of choice for adolescents and young adults who are diagnosed with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder. We truly believe that each child is exceptional, and our compassionate staff are dedicated to helping each young person in our care live their happiest, healthiest life.

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Our residential and community-based educational programs offer structured learning environments with low student-to-teacher ratios and specialized programming with an emphasis on classroom ecology, direct academic instruction, differentiation, sensory integration, comprehensive evaluation and parent collaboration. Programming at The Hughes Educational Center is designed to improve socialization, reduce maladaptive behaviors and successfully transition our students to a less restrictive educational setting.

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Licensing & Accreditation

The Hughes Center's multiple accreditations are a marker of consistently high-quality care. Get more information about these designations.

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The Hughes Center is a proud supporter of The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Read more about our partnership.

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Educational Accreditation

The Hughes Educational Center is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Special Education Facilities (VAISEF).

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The Hughes Center for Exceptional Children

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