Home Based Children's Services

All HBCS programs are funded by the Office of Health and Human Services (OHHS) as a component of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment. The services are for children and adolescents up to the age 21 with medical, physical, behavioral, developmental and/or psychiatric conditions who meet certain eligibility requirements and are designed to address the unique concerns of each child in order to maintain, stabilize, and/or improve current levels of functioning. They are delivered in the child's home, the Trudeau Center and the community. All services require authorization from a CEDARR Family Center. The children must be Medicaid eligible through the Katie Beckett, SSI, or RIte Care programs.

Mission

Our mission is to provide quality home-based services to children with special healthcare needs and their families.

Vision

Services will be delivered by the most qualified and trained staff, who follow best practice principles. Positive behavioral changes will be promoted by forming a partnership with parents/caregivers and the child. This partnership is based on a therapeutic relationship which strives to promote positive change by empowering parents and the children.

Each child shall be provided with the supports to function at their highest capacity supporting social skills development, self esteem and greater independence as well as instilling a sense of responsibility for themselves and their environment.

  • Applied Behavior Analysis-Home Based Therapeutic Services (ABA-HBTS)

    This is a service that provides a parent and/or family with specific therapeutic interventions strategies including communication strategies as well as psychological and behavioral treatment approaches. It is designed to increase the child’s independence in communication, functional, daily living skills and reduce challenging behaviors. PTC in conjunction with CEDARR Family Center collaboration provides an opportunity to further identify areas of concern for a child with special health care needs.

  • This is a service that provides a parent and/or family with specific therapeutic interventions strategies including communication strategies as well as psychological and behavioral treatment approaches. It is designed to increase the child’s independence in communication, functional, daily living skills and reduce challenging behaviors. PTC in conjunction with CEDARR Family Center collaboration provides an opportunity to further identify areas of concern for a child with special health care needs.

  • HBTS services are provided to children living at home (including children living with a foster family) who have been diagnosed with a moderate to severe physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition. HBTS can only be provided when there is medical necessity, as indicated by a physician's prescription and documented evidence that HBTS can meet the needs of the child.

    HBTS is a goal-oriented program, meaning that we are mandated to provide active treatment in areas of social, emotional/behavioral, self-care, life skills and other areas of development. Each child has a set of specific goals and objectives that Treatment Interventionists are required to address on a daily basis. One of the goals of this program is to provide parents and guardians, training in therapeutic approaches to working with their children.

  • This is a service that provides a parent and/or family with clinical support as they transition to other services if appropriate. The clinician who worked with the family during the period of HBTS will review with the family specific therapeutic interventions to help the child and the family maintain the gains and progress made during HBTS.

  • PASS is consumer-directed and provide flexibility in staffing that can maximize a family’s choice and control. The core goal of this service is to facilitate independent community living and participation in the most natural and least restrictive environment. We encourage and supportfamilies to achieve, promote and strengthen the child’s ability to accomplish essential activities of daily living skills, make self-preserving decisions and participate in socially normative behaviors in social settings.

    The Trudeau Center recognizes that the family is the constant in the child’s life and will always work towards and promote this goal of PASS. By empowering the family through the PASS program this will allow the family to serve as a model for their child and teach their child that they are in control of their own lives, they have independence and are empowered to make decisions and be the driving force behind their own treatment.

  • A family's insurance provider may honor the Rhode Island Insurance Mandate for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Benefits include coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) or other therapies. Families can contact their insurance provider for more information.

  • Respite is a service that is intended to help provide the family with a break from their responsibilities to the child. The goals of the program are to allow the family to participate in outside activities, providing the family with rest and relaxation, enable parents to bond with/focus attention to normally developing siblings, and to maintain the family’s stability in crisis situations.

    The role of a Respite Worker is to ensure the safety and well being of the child while the caregiver is absent and, when possible and appropriate, to offer socialization to the child and the opportunity to interact with another trusted adult and their community.

  • Students from various colleges and universities have matriculated in Home Based Children's Services. Students will receive direct guidance, mentoring and supervision from licensed and boarded certified clinicians. If you are a student looking for a rewarding intern experience contact the Home Based Children's Services department.

Please feel free to with any questions.

 

Locations


HBCS is located in the main Trudeau Center building on Post Road.
3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get my child involved in the Home Based Children's Services program?

Contact a CEDARR Family Center for evaluation, diagnosis, & referral.


What is CEDARR?

CEDARR Family Centers offers families information on specific disabilities, treatment options and referrals to community supports and assistance for their child with special needs. CEDARR stands for: Comprehensive Evaluation, Diagnosis, Referral and Re-evaluation.


How do I contact CEDARR?

For more information go to: http://www.dhs.ri.gov/dhs/dcedarr.htm