The BEL Center began in 2015 as a program aiming to provide a range of services to children, youth and families in Brattleboro, Vermont and surrounding areas. As professionals in the area we are keenly aware of the need for more services that specifically target skills in a concrete and focused way.
Throughout 2015 and into 2016, we have expanded our services, and currently provide consultation to a number of local school districts, alternative school programs, and other local agencies. Additionally, we provide services to a number of individuals and their families in their homes, our offices, and in the community. We run a small tutorial program focused on individualized skills acquisition and executive functioning.
We are proud to be the only approved local provider under a new Medicaid benefit program that allows individuals with ASD diagnoses and their families to receive intensive home and community based services. We hope to continue to expand this program as we move forward.
In the summer of 2016, we are excited to announce that we are offering an intensive therapeutic summer program for young children with ASD diagnoses. Additionally, we will provide several milieu based groups focusing on teaching emotional regulation and social relationship skills.