As MA continues to be impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) the health and safety of Behavioral Health Network (BHN) employees and individuals served remains our top priority. As a healthcare provider we are taking all steps necessary to ensure our essential services continue to be available to those who need them.
To contribute to community health and safety, BHN has adopted social distance recommendations provided by public health officials. Where feasible, staff will work remotely and individuals will be served via remote technologies. In addition, BHN has increased its worksite disinfection protocols to reduce exposure to the virus.
Provides evidence-based treatments for making meaningful behavior changes in youth with autism, fostering basic skills such as eye contact, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective.
Youth under age 21 with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder made by a licensed physician or psychologist
Youth exhibits atypical or disruptive behavior that significantly interferes with daily life, or that poses a risk to the youth or others
Must be enrolled in a MassHealth managed care plan
Outpatient clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities as well as support and consultation for their teams. This involves individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy and case consultation in a variety of settings.
Provides programming and services to individuals who have sustained an externally caused traumatic brain injury (TBI) to maximize recovery, rehabilitation and independent living; provide vocational, educational, cognitive, social and community integration skills; and to provide ongoing support, advocacy and problem-solving to the family to facilitate successful integration into the home and community environment.
SHIP also facilitates a social recreation program 3-4 times per week that is open to individuals with traumatic brain injuries or other cognitive disabilities.
Must reside in Western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin or Berkshire County) and be at least 22 years of age or have graduated high school
Individuals are expected to be medically, clinically and behaviorally stable to benefit from such a program
Provides hourly supports to adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities living on their own in the community. The ultimate goal is to help an individual live on their own safely and be as productive in the community as their skills allow them to be.
A summer camp for children and young adults ages 3-22 both with and without disabilities. The camp provides an opportunity to experience growth, inclusion and fun in a summer camp setting that includes a spray park, expressive arts, outdoor education, arts & crafts, and non-competitive sports.
Kamp for Kids™ is located at Camp Togowauk in Westfield.
Youth ages 3-22 who have physical or cognitive disabilities and their non-disabled peers
Referrals are made through the Massachusetts Departments of Developmental Services, Mental Health, Public Health (DPH Section 190c Compliant Camp) and Children and Families, and school systems
Residential Services/Individual and Community Living Supports
Provides hourly supports to adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities living on their own in the community. The ultimate goal is to help the individual live on their own safely and be as productive in the community as their skills allow them to be.
Funded by the Department of Developmental Service (DDS)