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Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment

The Hughes Center offers specialized residential treatment services for males and females, ages 10–22, who have been diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder, and who are experiencing significant social and behavioral difficulties within the home, school or community environments. Various evidence-based practices and educational strategies are utilized with the intent to increase each resident’s level of functional independence. The program also addresses the management of medical conditions and challenging behaviors that are often associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Our team works diligently to challenge residents to apply learned skills within new environments and situations; and to maintain functional use of these skills when they return to their homes or other community-based settings.

Additional program features include:

  • Highly structured treatment environment with specific emphasis placed on predictability, routines and visual schedules (principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis)
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP)
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Social skills training and development
  • IEP services
  • Psycho-education and training for parents/caregivers
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Play therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Weekly Psychiatric Consultations (as needed)

We're Here to Help

The Hughes Center’s professional staff are here to help. Call 434-836-8500 for a no-cost, confidential assessment Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.