Wraparound Services for Children

As part of our Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, the Watson Institute offers an array of wraparound services for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.

While Watson’s wraparound services are provided specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, we also offer wraparound testing and evaluations for all diagnoses.

What are Wraparound Services?

Wrap around services, also known as Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) are designed to help children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other special needs, such as behavioral and mental health needs, to live and thrive in their communities.

How do Our Wraparound Services work?

Watson’s outpatient wrap around services are provided to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder make gains in social skills and communication through therapeutic interventions, primarily provided in the home but could also be in school or in the community.

Examples of a wraparound service could include behavior charts that can be used to motivate your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder to work towards earning rewards by practicing appropriate behaviors.

Wraparound services themselves are provided in your child’s home/community setting. Watson provides the initial evaluation for wraparound services at our locations in Bridgeville, Sewickley, Sharpsburg, and Friendship, PA.

Wraparound services start with a behavioral health evaluation.

Wraparound services may be suggested as part of a treatment plan by a child’s team of family members and¬†professionals once a behavioral health evaluation has been completed.

An assessment will be completed by a psychologist who will then recommend a treatment plan outlining the level of support needed for the child with special needs.

Wrap around services can be provided by a therapeutic support staff (TSS), a mobile therapist (MT), and/or a behavior specialist consultant (BSC) at home, in the child’s school or in the community.

The evaluation results will determine the level of support required for your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder by each of the professionals in the support team.

The treatment plan will also outline the specific behaviors that should be addressed and will set goals to help the child work toward appropriate behaviors.

Outpatient Wraparound Evaluations for children are offered at the following locations:

Education Center Sewickley, PA
301 Camp Meeting Road | Sewickley, PA 15143

Education Center South in Bridgeville, PA
230 Hickory Grade Road|Bridgeville, PA 15017

Education Center Sharpsburg, PA
200 Linden Avenue | Sharpsburg, PA 15215

Friendship Academy in Pittsburgh, PA
255 S. Negley Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Looking to schedule an evaluation or learn more about our wraparound services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Schedule an appointment now!