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Center-based programs for kids and teens with behavioral health challenges.

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What are our center-based programs?

Our center-based programs are rooted in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and empower kids and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other behavioral and mental health challenges to achieve their full potential.

Customized curriculums to meet unique needs.

Curriculums at a glance

We use art, music, puzzles, games, outdoor adventures, role-play, adaptive-skill building, and more to help your loved one build various social, communication, and emotional management skills.

Members of our team

Board-certified behavior analysts and intervention specialists design and lead all programs alongside students pursuing board certification and other frontline staff. Other team members may include speech and language therapists, behavioral technicians, intervention specialists, and general education teachers.

Focus on academics

Our students work off extended content standards outlined in their individual education plans. All students receive a grade card each semester to assist with tracking the completion of course requirements. Our high school program has been designed to meet the Ohio Department of Education's requirements for graduation. Transcripts can be provided to parents or districts as necessary to show these requirements have been met.

Graduation day

High school-aged students have two options for earning a diploma. If the student participates in the Autism Scholarship Program, parents can submit a grade card and transcripts to their district to be awarded a home school diploma. Students placed by their school district can receive a diploma through their district.

A range of services to deliver whole-person care.

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based therapy that can help people with autism build skills and tackle problem behavior. ABA is the basis of all treatment and education methods within center-based programs.

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Behavioral Health Services

Students enjoy access to Boundless clinicians and licensed social workers, who assess mental health needs and develop comprehensive, individualized care plans.

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Care Coordination

Care coordination helps you put together all the pieces of your unique treatment puzzle and may touch upon health, community resources, education, advocacy, assistance navigating insurance and funding, transportation, and more.

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Counseling and Therapy

Our behavioral health programs help people deal with depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, co-occurring mental health diagnoses, I/DD, and more. Medication management is also available.

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Parent Support

Our clinicians support family members by providing counseling and parent training for disruptive behavior, offering case management support, and acting as a liaison between Boundless and home.

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Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT)

Boundless is proud to offer Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT) as part of our regular curriculum. RIT is an evidence-based program to teach imitation and other early social communication skills to young children with autism within a play-based context.

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Speech and Language Therapy

Our speech and language pathologists provide person-centered, evidence-based therapy — as well as intervention services and speech and language education for families. Sessions are conducted one-on-one and frequently in a classroom setting. Our speech and language team collaborates with other staff members and parents to encourage carryover skills that drive meaningful improvements.

The benefits of a choosing a center-based program

Our customizable curriculums help the people we serve to build on existing strengths while also tackling challenges.

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    Improve Communication Skills

    Whether verbal or nonverbal, learn to exchange thoughts, feelings, needs, and wants in a meaningful way.

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    Polish Academic Skills

    Make the grade and successfully reintegrate back into a home school district or graduate into an adult program.

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    Gain Independence

    From toilet training and dressing to shopping and cooking, build the daily living skills needed to thrive.

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    Explore Pre-Vocational Opportunities

    Gain the skills and confidence necessary to explore jobs or to play a more active role in the community.

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    Hone Social Skills

    Teamwork makes the dream work. Strengthen relationships through role-play and more.

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    Reduce Problem Behavior

    Address the cause of aggression, elopement, and other instances of negative attention-seeking behavior and develop effective intervention strategies.

Worthington Campus Programs

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Stepping Forward

Our Stepping Forward program focuses on building a seamless pathway to supported employment and community living. The program enhances life skill development, academics, and community inclusion while decreasing the dependency on adult support. Students in the Stepping Forward program range from school age to early adulthood.

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Social Opportunity and Academic Readiness (SOAR)

SOAR develops academic, social, and vocational skills within a group structure for the eventual transition to a less restrictive educational setting or supportive employment. Our SOAR curriculum focuses on reading comprehension, math concepts, and science and social studies content through projects and thematic activities. SOAR students range from preschool age to early adulthood.

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Stepping Up

Our Stepping Up program helps school-aged students return to stable functioning and learning environments within a less restrictive setting. Targeted outcomes include an eighty percent reduction in aggression, self-injury, and other disruptive behavior, in addition to an eighty percent increase in functional replacement behaviors and coping strategies.

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Early Language Models (ELM)

ELM supports students who are early identified with autism. Quality early intervention services can change a student's developmental trajectory and improve outcomes. ELM supports students in need of either intensive services or less intensive services within a group setting.

Newark Campus Program

Our Newark center-based program serves students from preschool through early adulthood who require intensive services or less intensive services in a small group setting. Our curriculum emphasizes communication skills, play, daily living skills, independent work skills, reading comprehension, applied math concepts, and science and social studies content through projects and thematic activities. Each classroom has a special focus: preparing for post-secondary independence, developing skills, and general academics in a group setting.

West Carrollton Campus Programs

Our West Carrollton campus offers customizable curricula that encourage communication, academic and independent living skills development, pre-vocational opportunities, community integration, toilet training, and the reduction of problem behavior.

Are center-based programs right for my loved one?

If your loved one is struggling in a traditional school setting, placement into one of our center-based programs may provide the stability and support they need. Typically students can access our center-based programs through their school district of residence, Medicaid, or the Autism Scholarship Program. Contact one of our intake counselors today to learn more.

Related Forms

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Center-Based Services Intake Packet

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