RITE (Residential Intensive Treatment & Evaluation) Program

The RITE Program is a component of the continuum of services provided by The Groden Network. This program is designed to serve the special needs of individuals between ages 6-21 with a developmental disability or a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and psychiatric disorder. Typically, persons being referred are demonstrating significant behavioral challenges.

The RITE Program provides an option to inpatient hospitalization or a step-down from hospitalization to the home setting. The program offers a blended behavioral, psychological and psychiatric evaluation and treatment approach to maximize the potential for stabilization and continued progress. This program is located in a staff-secured community setting, and is supervised by BCBAs or similarly licensed clinician, and a clinical psychologist.

Referral Process

Referrals are made by contacting the clinician on staff. He or she will review the referral information with the supervising psychologist for appropriateness to the program. This program is insurance-reimbursed; if the person being referred comes from a hospital setting, the hospital staff obtain authorization, and if the referral comes from a home setting, the RITE clinician may obtain authorization. Typical length of stay ranges from 3-4 weeks to approximately 3 months.

Referrals can be made by contacting the clinician on staff. They will review the will review the referral information with the supervising psychologist for appropriateness to the Program.

Insurance Reimbursal

This program is insurance reimbursed, if the individual being referred comes from a hospital setting, the hospital staff will obtain authorization. If the referral comes from a home setting, the Rite clinician may obtain authorization.

Program Staff

The staffing ratio during daytime hours is 1:1, and the program uses a consultant model for psychiatric supports, special education services, and identified speech/language needs. The staff in this program develop a behavior support plan that is shown to be effective in reducing challenging behaviors, and train the parents or staff of the receiving agency. Additional home supports can be arranged as well to foster a greater chance of continued stabilization upon discharge.