Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Children's Intellectual and Developmental DIsabilities Services

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Children's Intellectual and Developmental DIsabilities Services CIDDS) serves children, adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Children's Intellectual and Developmental DIsabilities Services CIDDS) services include Approved Private Day Schools, community-based mental health services and social skills training.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Children's Intellectual and Developmental DIsabilities Services Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Since 1998, Devereux has been providing BHRS Services to children and adolescents between the ages of two and 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with the goal of treating the individual in his or her home, school and community. BHRS is a process that strives to create positive outcomes – such as problem solving and coping skills - for the child through a structured and individualized process that is family-centered and culturally competent.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Children's Intellectual and Developmental DIsabilities Services offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Devereux Pennsylvania provides a rich, evolving continuum of 24 hour, out-of-home residential services for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A team of caring, talented staff is dedicated to helping each indvidual achieve social, emotional, behavioral and educational goals and return to their home communities. Under the umbrella of CIDDS, there are four different residential programs, each with their own focus, customizing the entire treatment environment to serve the unique needs of children and adolescents served. Common throughout all the residential programs, however, is the evidence based practice of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PW-PBIS), which infuses all aspects of care.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Each student has an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), which outlines goals for skill development and the best strategies by which the student can reach his or her goals. Each student’s teacher, with classroom assistance from a Direct Support Professional, Teacher Assistant and Personal Care Assistants if needed, ensures implementation of the IEP. A multi-disciplinary team, including the individual’s parent(s) or guardian, regularly reviews the plan to discuss challenges, progress and adjustments to goals as appropriate.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Every effort is made to insure that all of CIDDS’ residential homes and cottages reflect a warm, homelike setting. This approach not only provides a safe, dignified environment for the children but also provides opportunities for experiential learning, where the children can practice life skills needed as an adult, from cooking and cleaning to positive communication, conflict resolution, cooperation and compromise.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Animal Therapy

Animal therapy (aka pet therapy or animal-assisted therapy) can be very healing, as it allows patients to bond with animals, who give unconditional love. This is particularly useful for those who suffered trauma by the hands of people, who may be able to trust and form closer attachments to animals than humans at certain stages of rehabilitation.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Children's Intellectual and Developmental DIsabilities Services Highlights:

Devereux CIDDS offers a range of foster care services in southeast Pennsylvania, all with the goal of supporting children and young adults who have experienced trauma in their personal histories, with the ultimate goal of re-uniting the children with their biological families. Children as young as one month to young adults age 21 find support from Devereux, which include general foster care, mother/baby care, and therapeutic foster care (in Philadelphia, known as specialized behavioral health foster care). Devereux CIDDS also has a specialized foster care program, called the Treatment Family Program, which serves children and youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
The Devereux Pennsylvania Autism Assessment Center provides families with swift access to autism assessment and diagnostic services. Unlike most assessment programs, which can have wait times as long as 18 months, our assessment center team can arrange an appointment with your family within two weeks of your initial call. As the assessments can take several hours to complete, Devereux’s Autism Assessment Center features a family room equipped with a stocked kitchenette, a play area, and a computer with Internet access.
Assessment is a gateway to a multitude of services designed to support the specific needs of children. Through Devereux’s Assessment Services, a child may be diagnosed with a learning disability, attention disorder, or other emotional or psychiatric disorder. Once evaluation is complete, Devereux staff expertly can guide the family on the next steps in accessing and developing an effective plan of supports.
The mission of the Community Adult Autism Partnership Program (CAAPP) is to provide individualized, community-based supports to individuals age 18 through adulthood with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities, as well as their families. Instruction and support is provided across work, community and home environments in an effort to increase independence, enhance quality of life, and facilitate individuals in becoming socially connected, productive, and personally-fulfilled members of their communities.
The CIDDS Learning Center offers a year round educational program to both residential and day students. This includes a seven week extended school year (ESY) program. The program is ungraded with students grouped by the following criteria: age; functioning levels; and behavioral needs. Types of special education supports include Autistic Support, Emotional Support, Life Skills Support and Multiple Disabilities Support. Class sizes range from four to eight with student to staff ratios of 1:1, 2:1, and 3:1.
The Sexual Responsibility Program provides intensive treatment in a semi-secure setting to adolescent males with intellectual disabilities, ages 12 through 21, who have a history of sexually irresponsible behaviors. Generally, these boys have an IQ score between 50 and 75, and many have histories of abandonment and rejection.
Residential Area
For children and youth with intellectual and developmental disability, the CIDDS Learning Center offers individualized academic instruction as well as social and emotional supports tailored to the needs of each student. Their wonderful teaching staff provides caring, personalized attention and purposeful learning opportunities, with a strong focus on the transition from school to work.




  • Daily Fee: $550.00
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

Rehabs in Pennsylvania

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  • Recovery Centers Of America 235 W. Lancaster Avenue Devon, PA 19333
  • Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center 1111 East End Boulevard Wilkes Barre, PA 18711-0030
  • VA Butler Healthcare 325 New Castle Road Building 25 Butler, PA 16001
  • Gaudenzia - Together House 1306 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19123


  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Children And Teenagers
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children