Program Spotlight: Behavior Services

Program Spotlight: Behavior Services

At New Hope, we offer a comprehensive suite of services to individuals with disabilities in central Indiana. We want our community to see all of the amazing services we have available. Therefore, we will be highlighting our programs in our monthly e-newsletter, The Heartbeat. This month, we are spotlighting our behavior services program.

New Hope’s behavior services program is designed to support individuals who are experiencing, or are likely to experience, challenges accessing and actively participating in the community as a result of behavioral, social or emotional challenges. This program is run by our mighty team of 11 behavior consultants, all of whom are masters-level clinicians. They currently serve 191 individuals in our community.

Our behavior consultants work with children and adults with disabilities to empower them to achieve self-determination, interdependence, integration and inclusion in all facets of community life by leveraging their unique skills and abilities.

Consultants meet with individuals several times a month to help them build their confidence and participate in positive social interactions. The skills individuals develop through these sessions help them become more independent.

Consultants and individuals also go out into the community to practice their positive behavior strategies. For example, individuals may go with their behavior consultant to a restaurant to work on etiquette. Consultants also connect individuals served with their peers so they can work on relationship building.

Just as New Hope is growing, so is our behavior services program! We are currently looking to hire an additional behavior consultant so we can serve even more individuals with disabilities in our community. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, click here to view the job posting. Additionally, if you know someone who would be a good fit for this program, please click here to contact us.

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