Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.

Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.

www.hillcrestec.org

 

5 Massachusetts Programs

788 South St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201


Autism Spectrum Disorder Program

ADMISSIONS: 413-499-7924, ext. 122.

AGES/GRADES: Males and females ages 6-21 in a 7 day a week, year round MA Dept. of Education & Care approved program, private 766 program, fully approved by the MA Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education.


THERAPEUTIC SERVICES: Speech/OT services, visual schedules, communication training, life and social skills instruction and scripts, therapeutic recreation, sensory integration resources, Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia (ACE/NECC) pre-vocational skill building, medical and psychiatric services.


THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION: ABA driven, individualized instruction integrated throughout the school and residential component. An evidence-based practice, ABA positively improves learning for students at varying levels on the autism spectrum. To maximize and enhance the effectiveness of services, the New England Center for Children has been retained to provide consultation, training and development.


POPULATION SERVED: Autism and individuals with developmental disabilities and severe behavioral difficulties.


766 APPROVED: Yes


COMMENTS: Located in Lenox MA, the program provides staff to student ratios of 1:1.5 and 1:1 staffing as needed. Accredited in Behavioral Health Care by the Joint Commission.

Brookside Intensive Treatment Unit

ADMISSIONS: 413-499-7924,
ext. 122.

AGES/GRADES: Females ages 6-21 in a 7 day a week, 12 month a year MA Dept. of Education & Care, private 766 program, fully approved by the MA Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education.


THERAPEUTIC SERVICES: Individual, group and psychiatric services, as well as adventure-based counseling available on site. Complete diagnostic and assessment services, including risk assessments.


THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION: Trauma-informed care. Collaborative problem solving/strength based approach. DBT. Skills for Life Treatment model.


POPULATION SERVED: Autism, behaviorally disordered, emotionally disturbed, fire setters, learning disabled, mood disorder, reactive attachment disorder, sex offender.


766 APPROVED: Yes


COMMENTS: Located in Great Barrington, MA. the ITU serves as a diagnostic and assessment unit for incoming females who are in need of this service, as well as a hospital diversion program for students already placed at one of our programs in acute behavioral crisis. 1:1.5 staff to student ratio, with 1:1 staffing available as needed. Step down options available to other Hillcrest Programs. Accredited in Behavioral Health Care by the Joint Commission.

Fernbrook Boys’ Program

ADMISSIONS: 413-499-7924, ext. 122.

AGES/GRADES: Males ages 12-21 in a 7 day a week, year round program approved by the MA Dept. of Early Education & Care, private 766 school, fully approved by MA Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education.


THERAPEUTIC SERVICES: Individual and group therapy, pre-vocational skill building, medical and psychiatric services.


THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION: Trauma-informed care and treatments, collaborative problem solving/strength based approach, DBT, Skills for Life Treatment model.


POPULATION SERVED: Behaviorally disordered, emotionally disturbed, fire setters, learning disabled, mood disorder, reactive attachment disorder.


766 APPROVED: Yes


COMMENTS: Located in Lenox, MA, the program provides staff to student ratio of 1:2 during academic day. Pre-vocational services are also provided. Program is accredited in Behavioral Health Care by the Joint Commission.

Highpoint Boys’ Program

ADMISSIONS: 413-499-7924,
ext. 122.

AGES/GRADES: Males ages 11-21 in a MA Dept. of Education & Care, private 766 program, fully approved by the MA Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education, 7 day a week, year round program.


THERAPEUTIC SERVICES: Individual, group, psycho-educational, medical and psychiatric services, as well as adventure-based counseling provided on site.


THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION: Trauma-informed care. Collaborative problem solving/strength based approach. DBT.


POPULATION SERVED: Behaviorally disordered, emotionally disturbed, fire setters, learning disabled, mood disorder, reactive attachment disorder, sex offender.


766 APPROVED: Yes


COMMENTS: Located in Lenox, MA provide staff to student ratio of 1:2 during the academic day. Pre-vocational programming is provided as well. Accredited in Behavioral Health Care by the Joint Commission.

Housatonic Academy

ADMISSIONS: 413-499-7924,
ext. 122.

AGES/GRADES: Males and females ages 6-22 in a therapeutic day school, private 766 program, fully approved by the MA Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education for a 5 day a week, year round program.


THERAPEUTIC SERVICES: Individualized educational therapeutic services.


THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION: Trauma-informed care. Collaborative problem solving/strength based approach. Skills for Life Treatment model.


POPULATION SERVED: Autism, behaviorally disordered, developmentally disabled, emotionally disturbed, fire setters, learning disabled, multiple disabilities, reactive attachment.


766 APPROVED: Yes


COMMENTS: Located in Pittsfield, MA, all programming is team-based. Staff to student ratios of 6: 1:1 during academic day. Program is accredited in Behavioral Health Care by the Joint Commission.

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