Module 8: Behavioral Health Services & Systems of Care
- Identify and define different psychosocial behavioral health services for transition age youth diagnosed with ASD and their families across a continuum of care, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), social skills training, in-home behavior therapy, FP, TM, CBHI/ICC, PCA, ESP/DDS, and psychiatric hospitalization.
- Provide care providers with an understanding of how to help transition age youth diagnosed with ASD and their families effectively navigate different systems of care during this developmental period, including DDS, DMH and CBHI (in Massachusetts).
Dr. Sarah Valentine, PhD explains how CBT is used to help transition age youth develop healthy relationships:
Dr. Jack Maypole, MD describes best practices in navigating systems of care for transition age youth.
Lucia Morales, LCSW, discusses in-home behavioral therapy, including a case example.
Read more about evidence-informed CBT treatment manuals for TAY diagnosed with ASD and how to access them:
Articles on Behavioral Health Services & Systems of Care for TAY diagnosed with ASD/ID:
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