What is Matts Place?
The family and /or individual with a developmental delay face challenges that impact the home, their education, relationships, and employment throughout their lifespan. Matt’s Place (MP) is a center for families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, social and behavioral concerns who seek assistance managing problematic behaviors.
What We Do
Matts Place will assist families and individuals ages 3-21 working through challenging behavioral disorders in a Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment) setting, Intensive Outpatient Program, therapeutic after school program, or group therapies. Pre-school children will be referred to Early Intervention Programs outside of this clinic. The immediate goal of treatment is to manage problematic behaviors, and then offer follow up services in the form of individual and group therapies to help maintain progress and recognize any decline in behaviors which can be re-directed before significant interventions are necessary. In addition, MP offers a social resource for the higher functioning adolescents and adults (ages 22 and up).
We are committed to working compassionately and professionally with individuals and families to help them understand the baseline level of functioning through appropriate diagnostic clarity. Our staff is comprised of highly trained professional and technical staff. Some individuals may also require a functional analysis of behaviors by a BCBA as part of their treatment plan. Problem behaviors can be effectively managed utilizing this information coupled with best practice interventions. Determining the most effective form of treatment specific to the individual is necessary. We will use principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and other therapeutic modalities, medication management, individual ,group and family therapy, and parent education to implement the treatment plan. Psychiatric and neuropsychological evaluations will be available on site, and may be utilized to determine diagnoses, level of functioning, and aid in the determination of realistic target behaviors and goals from which an individualized treatment plan will be developed. Prior to implementation, the family and staff will meet and agree on the plan. Progress will be regularly measured and documented electronically over time to ensure effective management of interventions. Regular review of data and progress with the family will be held. Parents will have access to electronic records at all times for review of progress and for communication with staff.
Consultations and Referrals
Consultation with, and referral to speech, dietitian, OT, PT, the child’s PCP and other professional care providers will be conducted as necessary. As appropriate, the educational provider should be included in discussions.
Fee’s will be standard to the industry based on the services provided to the patient, payable by private insurance providers, Medicaid or other state sponsored programs, private pay, and charitable sources.
“Each Person is gifted, some just take longer to open their packages.” – Anonymous
Our mission is to promote stable behaviors, internalize skills, and assist our clients to function to their fullest capacity and achieve emotional well being at the least intrusive level of care. We will provide opportunity for each person to identify, appreciate and apply their gifts in their life.
Principles of Service
Service is what we provide for others, but from which we gain, learn, and benefit from the most.
Our Core Values
- Provide Exemplary Care
- Listen to Understand
- Passionately Believe in What We Do
- Respect Each Other
- Be Prompt
- Own It
Our Foundation Belief
To be an influence for growth in any individual is a worthy and noble pursuit. The understanding of and belief in oneself is the most powerful instrument of change.