Mobile Crisis Intervention – Autism Specialty – East Area Advocates

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Contact Information

Advocates
Contact: Christy Carriker, Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services - East
Email Address: crisissupport@advocates.org
Phone: 800-640-5432

675 Main Street Waltham, MA 02452
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Mobile Crisis Intervention - Autism Specialty - East Area

Narrative

When a child or young person with autism is experiencing a behavioral crisis, our first priorities are his or her safety and well-being. Through Advocates Mobile Crisis Intervention services, specialized for individuals 21 and under with autism, our team of clinicians and family partners provides immediate response and support wherever the child is located, whether it’s at home, school, or another setting in the community.

Mobile Crisis Intervention is available when someone poses a safety risk, either to themselves or others, due to suicidal or homicidal behaviors, self-injury, an inability to sustain healthy relationships, or other difficult behaviors.

Experienced clinicians work directly with the child or youth experiencing a crisis, and their families and caregivers, to stabilize the situation and reduce the immediate risk of danger. Our family partners, who belong to our Autism Alliance of MetroWest and have loved ones with autism, lend guidance, support, and the expertise that comes from sharing similar life experiences.

The response team works with the entire family for up to one week to transition out of crisis, coordinate additional resources and supports, and follow up through phone calls and visits. This unique pairing of a behavioral health professional and family partner provides as much immediate physical, emotional, and communal support as possible in a challenging and stressful time.

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum

Ages Served

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Private Insurance