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Child’sPlay Therapy Center

Category: Behavior Therapy, Health/Rehab

Child’sPlay Therapy Center is a fun and lively place providing comprehensive pediatric therapy services under one roof. Your child gets the best care possible in a non-clinical environment with experi … (read more)

Services Provided:

* Disabilities served: autism, developmental delays, genetic disorders, feeding disorders, cerebral palsy, torticollis, and many others
* Services provided: We offer Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

Disabilities Served:

Autism, developmental delays, genetic disorders, feeding disorders, cerebral palsy, torticollis, and many others.


“The staff at MCSC are like an extended family, and the nurses are excellent and always keep me informed and up to date on my child’s status.”  Valerie B., Family of resident   We are Montgomery’ … (read more)

Services Provided:

Dining, Housekeeping, Health services and
Hospice care available

Disabilities Served:

All inclusive.


Southern Breeze Travel

Category: Recreation

Southern Breeze Travel Presents BEACHES ULTIMATE RESORTS We take care of everything… Including your kids! Your kids will love our Kids Camp. You’ll love the time off. At Beaches, we give kids extra … (read more)

Services Provided:

Kids camps for all children, including those with autism and other special needs. In addition to our Kids Camps, optional private childcare services are available to you and your family anytime during your stay.


The Arc of Central Alabama

Category: Behavior Therapy, Childcare/Daycare, Education, Respite & Support

What Makes Us Unique The Arc of Central Alabama serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through comprehensive and quality programming, advocacy efforts, educa … (read more)

Services Provided:

Day Programs, Residential Services, Employment Services, Early Intervention, Wellness Program and Behavior Support

Disabilities Served:

Focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities


The Baddour Center

Category: Behavior Therapy, Education, Health/Rehab, Respite & Support

Our Mission The Baddour Center is dedicated to providing a model residential community for adults with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities in an environment that promotes maximum growth intell … (read more)

Services Provided:

1. RESIDENTIAL
a. Supervised Living
b. Transitional Living
c. Apartment Living
d. Enrichment (Assisted Living)

2. SOCIAL SERVICES
a. Case Management

3. MEDICAL SERVICES
a. 24-hour availability
b. Initial Assessment
c. Routine Treatment (Medical, Dental, Vision)
d. Specialist Referrals
e. Psychiatric Services for Dually Diagnosed

4. PERSON CENTERED PLANNING
a. Interdisciplinary Assessment
b. Individualized Goal Setting
c. Instruction Planning
d. Continuous Progress Monitoring

5. RESIDENT RESOURCES
a. Maintenance of resident finance and spending accounts, checkbook
management

6. EVALUATION SERVICES
a. Baddour Center Adaptive Scale (Assessment of Adaptive Skills)

7. EDUCATION & BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS
a. Individual Counseling
b. Group Counseling
c. Adult Education
d. Social Skills Training
e. Cognitive Assessment
f. Behavior Analysis
g. Functional Assessment
h. Behavior Intervention
i. Psychotropic Medication Efficacy Monitoring
j. Psychological Assessment
k. Positive Behavior Supports training
l. Positive Reinforcement

8. VOCATIONAL
a. Vocational Skills Assessment
b. Vocational Training
c. Work Placement
d. Horticulture Therapy
e. Opportunities for Job Exploration

9. COMMUNITY LIFE
a. Non-Denominational Spiritual Services
b. Recreational Activities
c. Exercise and Intramural Programs
d. Special Olympics
e. Expressive and Creative Arts Classes / Activities
f. Music Therapy

10. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
a. Medical/Dental/Specialist Providers
b. Vocational Services
c. Recreation/Leisure Services
d. Miracles Performances
e. Weekly Shopping Trips/Special Errands
f. Beauty Shop/Barber Shop
g. Airport Pickup/Drop-off
h. Continuing Education Classes

Disabilities Served:

Adults with a primary diagnosis of either:
Intellectual disability (mild or moderate)
Autism spectrum disorder (with related adaptive skills deficits)