Welcome to Seven Stars
Adolescence can present many challenges for teens who are falling behind their peers due to the neurological and developmental lags associated with ASD and ADHD. Seven Stars is one of the nation’s premier residential treatment centers for teens with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Whether diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder to date or not, Seven Stars’ students are those who struggle socially, emotionally, and academically.
Seven Stars is a program within the Elevations program, a Residential Treatment and Educational Center licensed to provide services for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17. Seven Stars is an all-gender facility that bases its therapeutic environment on a strengths-based relational and social learning model. Within this structured milieu, a host of therapeutic activities take place. All activities are goal-oriented and address specific emotional and behavioral problems, developmental skills, and knowledge deficits.
In treating neurodevelopmental issues, a multidisciplinary approach has been shown to provide best outcomes. At Seven Stars, your child is treated by experts in a specialized treatment team directed by Jennifer Wilde LCSW and Judith Jacques, M. Ed. This multidisciplinary team includes a psychiatric provider, mental health therapists, social workers, behavioral specialists, an on-site special educator, speech and language therapists, audiologists, and residential and outdoor behavior specialists.
Seven Stars’ unique treatment model combines residential treatment, classroom academics, outdoor adventure and experiential therapy, social skills development, life skill building, community activities, academic development, and behavioral shaping. Our hybrid model provides a comprehensive therapeutic approach along with the experiential therapy of a wilderness or adventure therapy program for those who are better suited in a residential program. We offer intensive therapy and life skill building along with preparation for transition to long-term care settings.
Seven Stars is for teens of all genders struggling with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning differences, neurodevelopmental disorders and executive function deficits like ADHD. Seven Stars student adventurers are those struggling socially, emotionally, and academically.
Seven Stars understands this is a tough decision for families. From the first moment a family calls us, we work tirelessly to understand the situation and find the best possible situation and fit. We invite you to ask questions and check us out. Contact us to see if Seven Stars is a good fit for you and your child struggling with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Seven Star’s model combines outdoor adventure with residential treatment, built upon the foundation of positive psychology, self efficacy, self determination and cognitive theory. We offer the very best in strengths-focused treatment for students struggling with neurodevelopmental disorders. Our encouraging, skill building approach helps students develop “real world” life and social skills.
Seven Stars Students
Seven Stars is one of the leading residential treatment centers for families with teenagers struggling with Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning issues, neurodevelopmental disorders, and executive function deficits (AD/HD). Our students come to us because they are struggling with the transitional demands of adolescence.
Typically, our students want to be successful, but the increasing complexity of adolescence has exceeded their current capacity to manage social relationships, academics, emotions, and behaviors. Our students present with many strengths and challenges.
Our foundational philosophy is that our students have the ability to succeed if they are given a safe, therapeutic environment that provides the opportunity to practice new skills, build awareness, increase mindfulness, and build self-efficacy. Success is possible and Seven Stars is here to help every step of the way. We turn challenges into an opportunity for growth and success.
My child is living independently at his college and is attending classes. After completing Seven Stars, he graduated almost a year early from high school. He is thriving. We are so grateful for Seven Stars and are so proud of our son
My son has been home since the first part of July. He has completed another season of mountain biking in the fall. He did well and was accepted by his new high school team. He finished his first semester of high school and passed all of his classes. He has a group of friends at his new school and is excelling socially thanks to all of you at Seven Stars. There are still bumps in the road but I believe he has learned how to get through things with better coping mechanisms. Thank you for everything you all did and your patience with my son.