Children's Staffed Residential Services

a personalized, supportive home for your child

When a child has continuing difficulty and is unable to successfully live in their family home, our Staffed Residential Program can provide an environment where growth and development thrive.

what it is

Children's Staffed Residential Services is a high-quality, safe and supportive environment for families struggling with their child's behavioral and developmental needs.

SL Start's experts work hand in hand with families to create a loving and supportive home where their child will develop the skills they need to be successful. All services are individually tailored to meet the needs of the child and their family and occur in typical community settings. The child lives in a spacious, well-appointed home in a good neighborhood. With input from the family, each child's bedroom is decorated to reflect his or her personal preferences.

SL Start uses a range of assessments and other techniques to learn about all aspects of the child's life. Coupled with the unique desires of each family, these assessments guide us to set goals and objectives tailored for each child. These tailored support plans provide strategies that are then implemented by our professionally trained staff.

a plan for success

Each child's support plan encompasses health and medical needs as well as learning, emotional and behavioral concerns. We ensure that each child is engaged in activities that provide a fun, caring, enriched life typical of any child's home. Using Positive Behavioral Support and an atmosphere of love and care, we help children expand their coping strategies and enhance communication. SL Start also works proactively with schools to ensure each child has the support he or she needs to be successful in the classroom.

experience and stability

Our Staffed Residential Program is based on over 30 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities. We incorporate best practices in the human services field from a variety of sources, including our own experience, input from families and other providers, and researchers across the field of autism and child development. We use our extensive experience to help guide our way, understanding that each service we provide is as unique and varied as the children we are privileged to support.