Our outreach staff work directly with students and with parents and caregivers to develop home-based educational and therapeutic programs. Our staff can:
- help prepare a child for an inclusive school setting
- provide after-school behavioral support
- facilitate acquisition and retention of activities of daily living (self-care, leisure skills, etc.)
- and so much more!
Who We Serve
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, their caregivers, and their teachers and instructors.
Outreach specialists travel to homes, schools, and other community-based venues throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
Instructional areas include:
- Communication & Social Skills
- Self-Care & Hygiene
- Mobility & Fitness
- Behavior & Self-Regulation
- Vocational & Independent-Living Skills
- Leisure Skills & Community Participation
All instruction follows New Hampshire state education standards and frameworks. For more information about our approach, click here.
Outreach Services for Families
- Functional Behavior Assessment
- Behavior Support Plans
- Educational, Therapeutic & Behavioral Program Design
- Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy & Instruction
- IEP Formulation & Curriculum Development
- Home-Based Instruction & Therapy
- Assessment & Evaluation
- Caregiver Training
- Parent Training
- Respite Support
- Transition Support
Our Outreach Specialists
Our outreach staff is comprised of a team of board-certified behavior analysts, special educators, a speech-language pathologist, and an occupational therapist, all of whom oversee the outreach program and are available for ongoing consultation. Direct service providers are our most experienced instructors, who are supervised by our behavior analysts and special educators. For more information about our staff, click here.
How Much Do The Birchtree Center’s Outreach Services Cost?
Outreach services are available for an hourly fee plus travel costs (to and from Newington, New Hampshire). Rates vary depending on the type of service offered.
In some cases, services are paid for by a student’s school district, developmental agency (for students under 3 years), or health insurance (for some in-home services).
Your child may be eligible for some in-home services funded in part through his or her health insurance. At present, The Birchtree Center is able to bill the following health insurers for some in-home services provided to eligible individuals:
- Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
- Maine Community Health Options
- NH Medicaid
- Optum/United Healthcare
- US Family Health
Other health insurers may be added in the future; contact us for more information.
Families are responsible for any non-covered services, deductibles or co-payments.
For More Information
This program’s development was funded in part by grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation‘s Greater Portsmouth Rehabilitation Center Fund, John and Lelia Lamson Fund, and Piscataqua Region Community Fund; The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism; The Fuller Foundation; and The George A. Ramlose Foundation.