Children Services

Services for Children with Disabilities

Barber National Institute offers a wide range of services for children with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges from birth through adolescence and the teenage years. Our comprehensive services are designed to meet each individual and family's unique needs and challenges, ensuring personalized care and support.

We provide early intervention programs, specialized educational services, therapeutic interventions, and family support resources. Our dedicated team of professionals works collaboratively to create a nurturing, inclusive environment.

Barber National Institute is committed to empowering children and their families every step of the way. By focusing on the holistic development of each child, we aim to foster growth, independence, and a higher quality of life.

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Behavioral Health Services

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Barber National Institute offers behavioral health services tailored to meet the diverse needs of children with behavioral health challenges. Our programs address the unique strengths and challenges of each child, ensuring a personalized approach to care.

Our dedicated and compassionate staff is committed to helping children and teens reach their fullest potential through evidence-based practices and innovative therapeutic solutions.

Child Behavioral Services

  • Blended Case Management: Integrates various aspects of care to provide a seamless and coordinated approach to managing a child's behavioral health needs.
  • Acute Partial Hospitalization: Offers a structured, therapeutic environment for children and teens who need intensive mental health treatment but do not require inpatient care.
  • Childhood Trauma Services: Includes individual therapy, group sessions, and family support to help children process their experiences and build resilience.


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The Elizabeth Lee Black School (ELBS) is dedicated to providing preschool and school-aged children with high-quality educational programs tailored to meet their individual needs.

Our faculty is committed to implementing state-of-the-art services that meet and exceed the highest standards of education, ensuring that each child receives the resources they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Early Intervention Services & Childhood Programs

  • Pre-K Counts: High-quality pre-kindergarten education for children, preparing them for a successful transition to kindergarten and beyond.

School-Aged Programs & Special Education Services

  • Autism Support: Specialized educational services for children on the autism spectrum that promote communication, social skills, and academic achievement.
  • Mental Health Partial Program: Comprehensive assessments, individualized treatment plans, and therapeutic services to support the child's mental health and academic progress.

Recreation & Socialization

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At Barber National Institute, we understand the importance of socialization in the development and well-being of children with intellectual disabilities. Our programs provide enriching experiences that foster social connections, build skills, and create lasting memories.

Summer Camps

  • Camp Shamrock: Summer day camp tailored for children ages 5 to 21 years with intellectual disabilities and autism. Offers a variety of activities that promote physical wellness, creativity, and social interaction.
  • Connections Camp: Designed for children ages 5 to 18 with high-functioning autism. Focuses on building social skills and fostering meaningful connections among campers.

School Year Programs

  • Time for Me: Recreational Saturday program for children with autism and intellectual disabilities. Includes a variety of engaging activities that promote socialization, creativity, and physical activity.
  • SibSessions: A monthly Saturday program for siblings ages 5 up to their 16th birthday. Provides a space for siblings to connect, share their experiences, and participate in fun activities

Parent Support

  • Parent Autism Support Group: Offers a space for parents to share their experiences, gain insights, and receive support from others in the community. All sessions are free and open to the public, featuring guest speakers and care experts to facilitate insightful discussions.