All of our programs, from those serving infants to those supporting our seniors, view families as our greatest strength.

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Who We Serve

Children and Adolescents

In our educational and residential settings children and adolescents with a range of psychiatric, social, emotional, executive function, and learning challenges are those who we serve. Individuals with these challenges may carry diagnostic labels that include: depression; bi-polar disorder; attention-deficit disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; reactive attachment disorder; and childhood schizophrenia.  Individuals may have other co-existing challenges including substance abuse, eating disorders, history of sexual trauma, and or physical abuse.

Perkins also serves children with mild- to moderate-neurological impairment, including individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in which the choice of treatment is a focus on learning and social development.

Child Development Center: for more information on the services we provide infants, toddlers and preschoolers, please visit our Child Development Center page.

Transition-age Youth

Building Educational Success Through Transitions (B.E.S.T.T.) is a Perkins program that offers academic and vocational training for students ages 16 to 22 with mental health and learning issues.  It is designed to incorporate “hands-on” community based training along with classroom instruction to encourage each student to become more independent and acquire skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

Adults and Elders

Perkins provides a number of community-based living options for adults with developmental disabilities. For more information on our Barlow Program and vocational services for the adults we serve, please visit our Adult Services page.

Perkins also provides care to a senior/elderly group of clients with developmental disabilities in an assisted living setting on the main campus. For more information on our program for elderly clients, please visit the Davis Manor page.

Families

Whether one is a family member of a toddler in our Child Development Center, a parent of a student in our middle school or the sibling of an older resident, we value family and the importance of those relationships for those we serve.

Parents and guardians of students in our academic programs partner with staff to ensure the educational and treatment needs of students are addressed. We partner with parents and guardians through shared learning in various workshop presentations, our Active Parenting Series, and special events held on campus to build relationships with various faculty and program staff.

All of our programs, from those serving infants to those supporting our seniors, view families as our greatest strength.