Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders (CADD) is a critical component of Maine Behavioral Healthcare's Developmental Disorders Program. Working in tandem with the intensive care developmental disorders unit and academy at Spring Harbor Hospital, the center offers Maine children, adolescents and their families a single source for comprehensive, coordinated treatment through a multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic, day treatment program and clinical research.
CADD Treatment and Programs
Our hospital and CADD treatment teams include child psychiatrists, behavioral psychologists, behavior analysts, case managers, physical therapists, nurses, social workers and special educators. All services are delivered by skilled professionals who specialize in the unique needs of children with developmental disorders.
Please provide a copy of the most recent psychological testing and progress note from the current prescriber.
Download our provider referral form to refer a client for treatment.
Download our school referral form to refer a student to our day treatment program.
Questions about any of our forms? Please call 207-661-3600.
The CADD Clinic provides a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach for children with behavioral or mental health challenges who are living at home. Our goal is to provide a behavioral health home where families feel understood and supported as they help their children achieve their greatest potential. Services include:
- Child psychiatry
- Behavioral psychology
- Behavior analysis
- Case management
- Individual and family therapy
We accept referrals from the community and also provide follow-up services to continue the plan of care for children who have been served in the Developmental Disorders Program’s more intensive hospital or day treatment programs.
Our Day Treatment program provides integrated, intensive services for children and adolescents who are not succeeding in their current school setting due to emotional or behavioral challenges. The Day Treatment Program serves children and adolescents 5-20 years old who live within commuting distance and are either stepping down from our hospital program or are referred from their local school setting. Our goal is to provide a temporary treatment program in an educational setting that prepares the child to return to his or her home school. Children are cared for by an expert team of clinicians and educators, rooted in applied behavior analysis, that works with both the child and family to stabilize behaviors and enhance educational functioning across both school and home.
Comprehensive Assessment and Individualized Treatment
Each child receives a comprehensive assessment to identify target behaviors, mental health needs and developmental challenges. The evaluation explores psychiatric, medical, family and environmental factors that may be contributing to the problems. An individualized treatment plan is then developed to enhance each child’s ability to function at the highest level. Progress is reviewed with families and treatment strategies are adjusted to meet the changing needs and growth of each child.
Preparing children and their families to function well after our intensive treatment programs is a primary focus from the first day. We work to develop the skills of parents and other providers in a child’s life, secure necessary additional services and transfer knowledge and strategies to other settings, such as the child’s home school.