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Programs

Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis
Description

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.

To request services through this program as a new client, call (413) 246-9675

To reach existing providers through this program or for other inquiries regarding this program, call (413) 733-1423.

Eligibility
  • 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

110 Maple Street

110 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

413-846-4300

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Center for Development
Center for Development
Description

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.

To request services through this program as a new client, call (413) 246-9675.

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Center for Development

120 Maple Street
Suite 219
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 737-3730

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BHN The Carson Center

77 Mill Street
Westfield, Massachusetts
01085

(413) 568-6141

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SHIP - Center for Traumatic Brain Injury
SHIP - Center for Traumatic Brain Injury
Description

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. 

To request services through this program as a new client, call (413) 246-9675

To reach existing providers through this program or for other inquiries regarding this program, call (413) 747-3700.

Eligibility
  • 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

BHN Center for Traumatic Brain Injury

505 E Columbus Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 747-3700

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Individual and Community Living Supports
Individual and Community Living Supports
Description

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.

To request services through this program as a new client, call (413) 246-9675.

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BHN Oakdale Clinic

1727 Northampton Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
01107

(413) 747-3790

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518 Pleasant Street

518 Pleasant Street
Northampton, Massachusetts
01060

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Kamp for Kids
Kamp for Kids
Description

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.

Virtual Kamp for Kids

Eligibility
  • 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

For more information, call (413) 568-8484.

Kamp for Kids

754 Russell Road
Westfield, Massachusetts
01085

(413) 568-8484

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Residential Services/Individual and Community Living Supports
Residential Services/Individual and Community Living Supports
Description

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)

To request services through this program as a new client, call (413) 246-9675:

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BHN Carlson Recovery Center

471 Chestnut Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01107

(413) 733-1431

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BHN Oakdale Clinic

1727 Northampton Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
01107

(413) 747-3790

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518 Pleasant Street

518 Pleasant Street
Northampton, Massachusetts
01060

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Community Care Cooperative (C3) Flex Services Housing Program
Community Care Cooperative (C3) Flex Services Housing Program
Description

The Flex Services Housing Program is a partnership between Community Care Cooperative (C3), BHN, and Wayfinders to provide housing assistance to eligible members who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of being homeless.

A BHN Housing Specialist will assess the member’s pre-tenancy and tenancy sustaining needs, and develop plans for connecting members with appropriate local services. The Housing Specialist works in collaboration with Wayfinders to determine what existing programs may be appropriate for the members.

Services include:

  • Pre-tenancy (ie. Assisting with obtaining and completing housing applications; transitional assistance, including one-time household set up costs and first/last month’s rent)
  • Tenancy Sustaining (ie. Assisting members with communicating with landlords; obtaining adaptive skills needed to live independently in the community)
  • Home Modifications and Goods needed to ensure member’s health and safety (ie. Installation of grab bars and hand showers; door way modifications; air conditioners; in-home environmental risk assessments)

To request services through this program as a new client, call (413) 272-0715

Eligibility
  • Must be enrolled in Masshealth’s Community Care Cooperative (C3) insurance program
  • Must meet at least one of the health needs based criteria as outlined by the Flex Services program
  • Must be experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless

417 Liberty Street

417 Liberty Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01104

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