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Intellectual Disability Program For Adults

Intellectual Disability Program For Adults

Adult Specialized Inpatient Behavioral Health Program

Riveredge Hospital offers the only specialized inpatient behavioral health program for adults with an intellectual or developmental disability in the state of Illinois. Our facility is located just a few miles west of Chicago, Illinois. 

People with intellectual disabilities often experience limitations with their intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. Our trauma-informed inpatient programs for adults with intellectual disabilities provide comprehensive diagnostic and mental health treatment with the utmost care, compassion and professionalism in a structured environment.

We provide mental health services for adults with intellectual disabilities and intellectual disability care for patients who are in acute crisis due to mental illness, emotional distress or destructive behavior patterns. 

Our clinical team will collaborate with the family and service providers to develop a highly individualized intellectual disability treatment plan.

The program includes

  • Comprehensive behavioral assessment and evaluation
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy interventions offered through art, play, dance, movement and drama
  • Intellectual disability behavior therapy
  • Group and milieu behavioral programming
  • Collaborative discharge planning

How Do I Refer Someone to the Program?

Contact our Assessment & Referral Department 24/7 at 708-209-4181. We can help during a crisis situation or with a planned admission.

Who Our Program Benefits

An individual may qualify if they are at risk of harming themselves or another person, experience a sudden change in their behavior or functioning or need a medication evaluation.

Insurance Coverage

Riveredge Hospital is contracted with most major insurance plans. Call us at 708-209-4181 for an immediate insurance benefit check. To request an assessment for yourself, relative/loved one, student, or client, please click here.

How Long is the Program

The length of stay can vary from a few days to a few weeks. Our medical and clinical team will collaborate with the family and service providers to determine the best course of treatment.

Our Treatment Team

We have an interdisciplinary team specializing in adults with developmental disabilities comprised of:

  • Board-certified psychiatrists
  • Psychiatrists for the developmentally disabled
  • Psychiatrists for special needs adults
  • Internists
  • Master’s-level program therapists
  • Expressive therapists
  • Nurses
  • Mental health associates
  • Other mental health professionals of various disciplines

What to Expect

We believe in healing and recovery. Our highly qualified treatment team evaluates, engages and encourages individuals to modify their behaviors in a positive way. This program helps promote social skills to help the patient with intellectual disabilities. Our goal is for individuals to safely return to their communities with improved functioning.

Medication During and After Programming

A board-certified psychiatrist evaluates each individual to determine the most effective medication regimen. Throughout treatment, the psychiatrist will monitor medications and make adjustments as needed. As part of discharge planning, our clinical team works with families and service providers to develop the best possible aftercare plan.

What Happens After Treatment?

We provide highly individualized and compassionate treatment options and plans for those with mental health problems. We strive to engage family members and service providers throughout treatment. We work collaboratively to ensure a successful and coordinated transition home. Your medical records are available upon request and the treatment team can be available should questions arise.

We’re here for you. Contact Us

We cannot provide diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, however, our professional staff is available anytime by calling 708-209-4181. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us online by completing our contact information form. To request an assessment, click here.

At Riveredge Hospital licensed mental health professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.