Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Program

When children and adolescents are confronted with the challenges that surround the presence of intellectual and developmental disabilities, they oftentimes require an intensive level of care that will enable them to develop the skills they need to successfully navigate through life. At Millcreek Behavioral Health, we recognize the nature of the concerns that can arise when children are struggling to gain a sense of control over their independence while battling against the trials that can come from the presence of intellectual and developmental disabilities. For this reason, we offer specialized programming that provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents who have intellectual disabilities, as well as care for those who have the compounded concerns that come with co-occurring psychiatric conditions.

At Millcreek Behavioral Health, we have been providing quality behavioral healthcare and educational services to developmentally delayed and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents in the state of Mississippi for over 30 years. Our Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) is the only private one of its kind in the state that services children and adolescents, both males and females, between the ages of 6 and 21. As the first provider of child and adolescent services in the state of Mississippi to receive accreditation by The Joint Commission, we are proud of the superior treatment that we are able to afford children and adolescents who are entrusted into our care.

Children and adolescents who take part in treatment through our ICF/IID program are provided with consistent, around-the-clock care and monitoring from highly trained and qualified mental health professionals who make it their sole mission to ensure that all children are afforded every opportunity possible to thrive. With treatment planning that is highly individualized to meet each and every need that is specific to each of our patients, we strive to help the children and adolescents in our care find an increased sense of self-worth by building their confidence and emphasizing and encouraging the strengths they already possess as they work through treatment. Activities and therapeutic interventions are developed based solely on each child’s existing skills set, strengths, and developmental capabilities, so as to ensure success.

Children and adolescents in our ICF/IID program are offered a vast array of therapeutic and educational services that are tailored to help them grow behaviorally, emotionally, and academically. School is held on a daily basis from 9:00am-3:00pm with classrooms that are designed using evidence-based practices that incorporate tasks and education that is focused on developing and enhancing skills for daily living. Additionally, daily living skills are taught and reinforced within the home setting as well so as to ensure that children fully develop the tools needed to successfully manage life outside of treatment. Children also take part in many community activities on a regular basis in order to encourage active community integration.

At Millcreek Behavioral Health, we employ board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists who are on call 24/7, as well as psychiatric nurse practitioners and family physicians who are available around-the-clock to meet any needs that our patients may have. Our multidisciplinary staff is also available to provide the following services for our patients, as is determined by their individualized treatment plans:

  • Language / speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy

The staff at Millcreek Behavioral Health is dedicated to helping children lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives. If your child is struggling with intellectual or developmental disabilities or with the addition of co-occurring psychiatric concerns, look no further than Millcreek Behavioral Health. We will do everything we can to help your child be successful and confident in his or her future.

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