Autism Inpatient Care | Hospital for Special Care

Autism Inpatient Care

Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) display a wide range of intellectual and language abilities, experiences, strengths, and levels of functioning. Many children and adolescents with ASD can be treated in community and home settings. However, the need for intensive behavioral and pharmacological treatment in the hospital setting may be needed.

The Autism Inpatient Unit is designed to care for individuals who are displaying severe and treatment-resistant behavioral disorders (e.g., aggression, self-injury), or who have experienced a decline in their usual level of psychiatric functioning.  As the highest level of care, inpatient treatment is most appropriate for children and adolescents who have exhausted available care in the community and are in acute behavioral crisis.

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