Family Services

Seventy-six percent of individuals with a developmental and/or intellectual disability are living with family caregivers. Support for families is essential. SVH Family Services offers a wide variety of family assistance, programs, and educational opportunities, from social groups, support groups, sibling workshops and more. We are here to meet your loved one where they are and offer support to the entire family.

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In-Home ABA Program

An intensive Applied Behavior Analysis program developed and supervised by our team of behavior analysts and behavior technicians. The focus is language and communication, independent daily living skills, family training, and behavior management.

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Life Skills Program

This program is specifically for an individual who needs to learn basic activities of daily living. This may include cooking, cleaning, hygiene, laundry, shopping, medication management, etc. This program can be implemented at SVH, in the community or in the individual's home, and always to be generalized to the individual's home life. This program may be purchased through the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Medicaid Waiver programs, private pay, school districts, insurance, and Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT), EPSDT (up to age 22).

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Therapeutic Consultation

Therapeutic consultation can be obtained by St. Vincent's Home (SVH) when goals are not being met due to one of the following:

  • Behavioral challenges
  • Communication challenges
  • Social relatedness challenges
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Social Skills Groups

Social groups are offered when enough interest exists within similar age ranges. Specific skills are taught and then practiced after goals are determined through parent assessment. The group participates in activities such as cooking, outings, drama, etc. During these activities goals are targeted and assessed. Funding for this service is private pay, schools districts or Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT).

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Sibling Groups

Sibling groups are offered for brothers or sisters of individuals on the Autism spectrum. A counselor leads group activities, such as craft or cooking, while facilitating discussions regarding their sibling and troubleshooting complicated social situations, community embarrassment, navigating challenging behaviors, and more. Parents give the counselor particular areas of concern to address. Funding is through private pay.
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Parent Support Group

A monthly parent support group is for parents to discuss and share experiences, toss around ideas, listen to guest specialists and speakers, and more. There is no charge for support groups. Groups can be arranged to occur simultaneously with social groups.

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Counseling

Counseling services with a psychologist for family members or the individual struggling with Autism specific challenges. Funding is through private pay or insurance.