Autism Programs and Therapies for Children and Adolescents

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What makes Springbrook different from other residential behavioral and psychiatric autism programs in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and throughout the southeast? We work with the entire spectrum of children, adolescents, and teens with autism, including patients across the spectrum, and we begin work with children at younger ages, using advanced, evidence-based autism therapy programs. More importantly, our dedicated staff is committed to autism programs and therapies that address the needs of the whole child rather than just the diagnosis.

Everything we do is geared toward improving the lives of children with autism and their families, specifically addressing the treatment of severe behaviors and psychiatric related issues related to the autism spectrum. The Springbrook staff doesn’t merely attempt to control children with autism—we attempt to reach them by every available means.

Productive Treatment Of Autism Takes A Team


There are a lot of incorrect assumptions and misunderstandings when it comes to the treatment of autism in children. In truth, mental and behavioral health care for autism is similar to health care for other kinds of chronic conditions - learning to manage, and even thrive, through therapy, medication, diet, exercise, and routine.

Since all aspects of health are interconnected, we can’t improve acute behavioral problems associated with autism without also addressing the mental, emotional, environmental, and physical needs of the child. Likewise, any improvement we make in the overall health and wellbeing of a child with autism will have a positive effect on behavior. Below are some of the practical, physical, medicinal, and behavioral autism therapy programs that our dedicated, experienced staff rely on to connect with your child.

Behavioral Analysis for Autism and related disorders

We find that many autism programs are unsuccessful because they emphasize managing and correcting specific disruptive behaviors without truly seeking to understand the underlying cause of the behavior. In other words, they focus on the “what” rather than the “why”. Applied Behavior Analysis is the foundation of The Autism Program at Springbrook. We have two full-time Board-Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBAs) on staff. Identifying the root problem behind the behavioral symptom informs every choice we make.

Pharmaceutical Management for Behaviors and Psychiatric Issues Related To Autism

Our staff also includes a fellowship-trained psychiatrist with specialties in early child development, child and adolescent psychiatry, and the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Prescribing the correct medications to a child with autism is an important piece of the puzzle that, ideally, works together with applied behavioral analysis. Most children with autism have severe anxiety, which has to attended to, through both medicine and therapy, before we can begin to make progress in other areas. In addition, many children with autism have other conditions that affect their behavior. Often, treating an unrelated condition, like physical pain, has remarkable effects on destructive behavior.

Occupational Therapy for Autism

Our team has pioneered many innovative occupational therapy programs for children and adolescents with autism. Occupational therapy is a broad term that encompasses anything that helps our patients with their motor skills, speech, social interactions, independent living skills, aggression, and willingness to try new things. In addition to daily routines and exercises that promote independent living skills, we encourage fun therapies including gardening, aquatic exercise, tasting groups, and more. Our autism treatment center is large, including several classrooms, a sensory room, a gym, an indoor pool, a pond, and acres of land for exploring—and our occupational therapist makes use of all of it!

Refer a child or adolescent to The Autism Program at Springbook

Due to these and many other innovative therapies, we believe we’ve developed one of the best autism programs in South Carolina, and the entire the southeast, for treating children, adolescents, and teens with behavioral and psychiatric needs. We are glad to accept referrals from neighboring states, including North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia, as we have many partner programs with states in our region.

Contact us at (864) 834-8013 to make a referral to our child and adolescent behavioral health program or our inpatient autism programs for children and adolescents.

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Need to make a referral?

Contact us at (864) 834-8013 to make a referral to our child and adolescent behavioral health program or our inpatient autism programs for children and adolescents.