Compassionate Treatment for Adolescents in Need



Our mission is to serve adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and /or intellectual or developmental disability (ID/DD) who do not warrant intensive psychiatric or acute care but who need a less restrictive short term residential treatment or step down care program to stabilize and to reunify back into their family’s life.   Learn more...


Now 1 in 50 school aged children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism. Children with autism arrive at emergency rooms for psychiatric crisis 9 times more than their peers1. Also 31.7% of people with an intellectual disability have a psychiatric disorder2.   Read more...


Community Impact   In a recent study, psychiatric hospital units stated obtaining adequate follow-up services after discharge for individuals with ASD/ID/DD was rated the greatest challenge across units3. The Elijah Glen Center will help fill this gap in Ohio.

1Children with autism arrive at emergency room for psychiatric crisis 9 times more than peers. (2012) Kennedy Krieger Institute. Stone Hearth News. 
2Morgan, Leonard, Bourke, (2008). Intellectual disability co-occurring with schizophrenia and other psychiatric illness: population-based study. The British Journal of Psychiatry 
3Siegel, Doye, Chemelski, Payne, Ellsworth, Harmon, Robbins, Milligan, & Lubetsky (2011). Specialized inpatient psychiatry unit for the child with autism and developmental disorders: a United States survey. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. (37)1