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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.


Special Equestrians, Inc.

Category: Health/Rehab, Recreation

The mission of Special Equestrians, Inc. is to provide high quality therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted activities/therapies to persons with physical, mental, developmental, and emotional … (read more)

Services Provided:

Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy

Disabilities Served:

Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, traumatic injuries, and many other physical and behavioral disorders.


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)


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