The Cove Residential Program

While many clients who receive services at the Cove Center live at home, many others have alternative living arrangements that include:

  • Professional family living arrangements
  • Staffed apartments
  • Independent community living with intermittent supervision
  • Group homes

Family members and/or guardians are encouraged to be an integral part of this living arrangement through participation in program planning, visits, special events, community outings, and overnights with the family.

Who We Serve

Our programs are designed to educate and treat adults ages 21 and older who are assessed with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

Range of Services

In the home environments, behavior specialists facilitate the individual's growth in:

  • Adaptive living skills
  • Domestic responsibilities
  • Socialization
  • Mobility
  • Communication
  • Stress reduction
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Self-governance
  • Emotional development and self-control
  • Community integration

Referral Process

State agencies, primarily the department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH), and other responsible providers can make referrals directly to the programs by contacting the Cove Center. Families, advocates, and referring agents are encouraged to visit the Cove Center to discuss our options.

When the Cove Center receives all of the individual’s current records, the funding agent, family and client will visit the Cove Center for an interview.  Following this review process, the Cove Center will determine how, if and when it can best serve the individual, notifying the referring agent and family.

Our Professional Team

Our team resources are comprised of clinical psychologists, special educators, behavioral specialists, social work clinicians, and specialists in speech and language, adaptive physical education, occupational therapy, and vocational education.