The Visions Program provides a secure environment, programming and educational services to males and females between the ages of 12-17 with an IQ generally between 50 and 70. This specialty unit is dedicated to adolescents with developmental disabilities and a co-occurring mental illness.
The program is designed to teach residents methods of modification to the behaviors that prevent them from living in the community, and it supports them in their effort to become more socially and interpersonally functional. The Visions Program teaches residents how to make sound choices about their behavior and responses to external situations.
To be qualified for the Visions program at Fox Run Center, potential residents will be experiencing symptoms associated with axis I psychiatric diagnosis; coping with trauma and abuse; a guideline IQ between 50 and 70; problems with self-esteem; sexual, physical and verbal abuse; family conflicts; difficulty managing impulsive behaviors; and social functioning deficits. This is in addition to the fact that these individuals must be diagnosed also with either a developmental disability or with autism spectrum disorder.
Our treatment team works in conjunction with our education program. The education program is in compliance with Ohio Department of Education Standards including special education provisions for students who have Individualized Education Programs (IEP). Every special education student has a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and receives related services including speech, occupational and physical therapy. Special education evaluations are conducted by a licensed school psychologist and parents are invited to all activities related to implementation of the IEP.