Clinical and Support Services Toward Independent Living and Learning

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Contact Information

Toward Independent Living and Learning
Contact: Sharon Kreder, Ph.D, Vice President
Email Address: sharon.kreder@tillinc.org
Phone: 781-302-4600
Alternate Phone: 781-302-4642

20 Eastbrook Road Suite 201 Dedham, MA 02026
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Clinical and Support Services

Narrative

The range, scope and flexibility of TILL's support services are extensive and always growing and evolving. The first step is a thorough needs assessment with one of TILL's support managers which will indicate the level of support needed and the services for which one is eligible. Together, we develop a support plan and determine the most appropriate services, extent and location for the services, and the best match of specialists.

Autism Support:

TILL's Autism Support Center offers programs and events to meet needs of children with autism and their families in the Metro Boston area. We provide Neighborhood Support Groups, training, resources, community outings, networking opportunities, social skill building activities, etc, in convenient locations all across the Greater Boston area for individuals with ASD and their families. We serve children aged birth to 22 with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. Our services are free and funded by the Department of Developmental Services. Joining TILL's Autism Support Center simply requires filling out our intake form, which can be found online or by contacting us at (781) 302-4835 or autism.services@tillinc.org. More information may be found on our website: www.tillinc.org under the Autism Services tab.

PCA:

TILL's Personal Care Management (PCM) Service provides assistance to individuals and their families in accessing essential supports under the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program. Services include clinical evaluation of the need for PCA services and TILL's case managers provide training to the consumer on how to hire, train and supervise PCAs that they employ. PCA services are paid for by MassHealth so with approval, there is no out of pocket cost to the consumer. TILL’s PCM Services cover all age groups and are available for individuals living throughout Eastern MA, including the Greater Boston Area. To make a referral or to obtain more information, please contact Jaime Zambrana, Support Services Manager at 781-302-4780 or pca@tillinc.org. Additional information can be found on our website: www.tillinc.org under the Support Services tab.

Strattus @ TILL Mental Health Services:

Strattus is TILL’s full service mental health clinic providing outpatient services to clients on an outreach basis, as well as in our licensed clinic.  Strattus at TILL’s clinical team consists of a Psychiatrist; Clinical Nurse Specialist; Psychologists; Independently Licensed Mental Health Clinicians; and Master's Level Therapists.

Strattus offers outreach, home-based and clinic-based treatment; individual, couples, family and group therapy; bereavement counseling; psychiatric consultation; medication management & monitoring; diagnostic assessment; competency/guardianship evaluations; 24-hour client emergency phone coverage; neurofeedback therapy; and consultation to school, residential, vocational & day programs.

For more information or to make a referral please contact Kim Tamaren at 781-302-4771 or kim.tamaren@tillinc.org. Additional information can be found on our website: www.tillinc.org under the Clinical Services tab.

TILL's Clinical Competency and Guardianship Evaluation Team:

TILL's Clinical Competency and Guardianship Evaluation Team is composed of senior level Strattus clinicians with expertise in the field of developmental disabilities. Each member possesses the specialized experience needed to appropriately assess decision making by individuals with cognitive differences. Evaluations typically take place by appointment in Strattus’ Dedham office, but if necessary, arrangements can be made for evaluations to take place on an outreach basis. Insurance does not typically cover this service therefore the evaluation is paid privately. For more information or to make a referral please contact Sharon V. Kreder, PhD at 781-302-4642 or sharon.kreder@tillinc.org. Additional information can be found on our website: www.tillinc.org under the Clinical Services tab.

IHBS:

As part of Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI), In Home Behavioral Services (IHBS) of TILL Inc. provide critical services to youth and their families who have not responded to other interventions due to their diagnosis, cognitive limitations, or communication challenges as well as the severity and complexity of the problem behaviors. TILL's Board Certified Behavior Analysts and credentialed clinicians provide: functional behavioral assessments, behavioral support plan development and implementation as well as behavioral safety plans to address at-risk behaviors. IHBS serves children up to 21 years with service provision in the child’s home. Primary regions served are Northeast and Metro Boston. For more information about these services, please contact Gregory Todisco, Director of Behavioral Programs for Clinical and Support Services at 781-302-4659 or ihbs@tillinc.org. Referrals and program information may be found on our website: www.tillinc.org under the Support Services tab.

Autism ABA Services:

ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is a proven teaching technique used to teach the child or adolescent skills, routines and strategies while reducing negative behavior and increasing motivation.

TILL ABA Therapists and Instructors work with the entire family, with hands-on teaching with the child or adolescent skills, and training and for families to support integration of learning into everyday life.

Currently TILL accepts BCBS and MassHealth insurance for Autism ABA Services.  Specific documentation to determine medical necessity for ABA services is required by your insurance provider prior to initiation of services. For more information, please contact us at aba@tillinc.org. Application and program information can be found on our website: www.tillinc.org under the Autism Services tab.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Family Support
  • Personal Care Attendants
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Home Health/Personal Care
  • Information/Referral
  • Mental Health
  • Respite
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deaf
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI
  • Eating Disorders
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Multiple Disability
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tourette Syndrome

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Features

  • Medical Needs

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Personal Funds