Severe Behavior Services (SBS) Therapy
Our SBS Therapy Centers, featuring unique safety features and highly trained staff, provide expert services for children, teens and young adults in Southern California with intensive behavioral challenges, and their families.
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Individuals with behavior challenges typically receive services at home or a treatment center. However, when behaviors become severe enough to be considered a health and safety issue, increased precautions may be needed. Easterseals is one of a limited number of out-patient severe behavior service providers in Southern California, especially those specifically tailored for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Trauma to body, eating disorders, or suicidal tendencies.
- Damage of the surrounding physical environment
- Requirement for special placement (e.g., padded rooms, etc.)
Entrance Criteria & Referral Process
- There is no age limit for participation
- A majority of participants come with a diagnosis of autism or other disabilities and severe behavior challenges
- Services are set up with safety in mind to ensure accurate outcomes and effective treatments
We coordinate with parents, service providers, and other supporters in a person’s life, to create treatment plans and goals that guide the treatment planning process and execution.
Individuals are referred to our SBS Therapy Centers by local school districts, regional centers, private insurance, or family members.
18860 Nordoff Street, Suite 100
1063 McGaw Ave, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614
Assessment sites are located in:
Learn about the $1 million in funding (AB 179) secured by CaliforniaAssemblymember Steven S. Choi, Ph.D. The recent presentation kicks off a $6-7 million fundraising effort with the goal of doubling the size of the program at a new Orange County facility.
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