Referral information may be submitted by parents (or guardians), social workers, court officers, school personnel, pediatricians, psychiatric treatment facilities and other mental health practitioners.
If you would like to make a referral and/or if you have additional questions regarding our services, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office:
Admission Criteria for Residential Treatment (RTC):
Diagnostic Criteria for Residential Treatment
Neurodevelopmental (brain-based) disorders:
Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders Commonly Served:
Submission of Referral Information for Review:
Please utilize the following checklist as a guide for submission of referral information to the Admissions Office. Each referral packet received will be reviewed by our Admission’s Review Board to determine if our programs and services are appropriate for the individual being referred. It is imperative that we receive documentation that is current and that presents a complete clinical picture of the individual’s needs, abilities and challenges.
If a pre-placement interview is warranted, it may be conducted by the Director of Admissions, Program Director and/or Director of Business Development in consultation with the Director of Clinical Services. Should the individual not meet criteria for admission to The Hughes Center, an alternative recommendation will be made upon request. The Hughes Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
RTC Admission Requirements:
Prior to admission, the following documentation must be received by the Admissions Office:
Virginia Medicaid recipients (IACCT/ CSA Funded Cases) will also require the following additional documentation prior to admission:
Referrals to our community-based day school may be submitted by the parent (or guardian), Local Education Agency (LEA) and/or CSA Team. It is highly recommended that parents meet / collaborate with their local IEP or CSA Teams prior to making the referral to ensure that placement at the Hughes Educational Center is the “least restrictive environment” and the most appropriate placement to address the potential student’s needs.
Admission Criteria for Community-based Education Program:
Prior to admission, the student’s current Inclusion & Intervention Plan (IIP), 504 Plan, or Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) must be provided. Students are enrolled in a classroom based upon their current IEP goals, academic strengths and needs, learning abilities, grade, and age.
Legal guardians must sign a release of information permitting correspondence and transfer of records to and from the Local Education Agency to ensure continuity of academic services (upon admission and discharge).
If a student is suffering from a contagious or infectious disease upon admission, the parent / guardian must provide a written statement by a physician outlining the condition(s) and any necessary precautions.