Matt's Place

frequently asked questions

Does my child need to have a diagnosis of Autism to be treated at Matt's Place?    

No, we see patients with behavioral and social concerns associated with other intellectual and developmental delays, depression, anxiety, ADHD, Mood disorders and Bipolar disorder, as well as other psychiatric disorders.

Do you treat substance abuse?    

No, we are not a substance abuse treatment program. However some of our patients may have substance use associated with their struggles. We will assess your child before acceptance to the program to determine if their substance use would be better served by a different program.

What are the differences between Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient?

  • Partial Hospitalization (known as Day Treatment) is a therapeutic program targeting behavioral and emotional concerns. Program runs from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm covering the typical school hours.
  • Intensive Outpatient is a 5, 3 or 2 day per week program either a morning block, afternoon block and an after school block.
  • Outpatient can range from a weekly visit, bi-monthly, monthly or less as needed.

All Programs are contingent upon clinical recommendation and your child's current behavioral concerns. We feel continuity of care is one of the advantages to our program therefore we make every effort to keep your clinical team the same throughout all levels of care.

Can we go back to our previous doctor and/or therapist?    

Yes, we will work with current health care providers and return your child to their care with all information necessary.

What about school?    

We will cooperate with your school in following an IEP, 504, or other support services the school currently has in place. We encourage the school to be involved in determining the treatment plan and the transition back to a regular school day. We are not an academic setting, but will cooperate with the school to continue the current academic program.

Do you manage medications?    

Yes, we have a physician and nurse practitioners (APRN) that will participate in the treatment team and plan, which includes medications as indicated.

What ages do you accept?    

We serve children from 5-18.  Contact our office for further information.