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. Our flexible length of stay also provides the option of a mid-length (4 to 9 months) RTC option.