Behavioral Health Clinic

The Behavioral Health Clinic at The Faison School for Autism offers outpatient clinical services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other development disabilities. The Center is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is ideal for students who are already enrolled in a full-time program (at The Faison School or elsewhere) but need additional assistance with issues like behavioral problems or skills deficits. The Clinic works with a variety of diagnoses and characteristics, including:

  • ADHD
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Developmental delay
  • Intellectual disability
  • Speech/language impairment
  • Oppositional defiant disorder

Clinical and Consultative Services

With the Clinic’s clinical and consultative services, appointment slots are available Monday through Friday to help evaluate students and provide one-on-one or small group therapy. Common issues addressed at the Center for Behavioral Services include:

  • Academic/school problems
  • Aggression (towards self or others)
  • Bedtime issues
  • Communication and social difficulties
  • Difficulty completing daily routines
  • Disruptive behaviors (screaming, repetitive speech, property destruction, etc.)
  • Elopement (leaving the room or home without permission)
  • Food selectivity
  • Habit disorders (e.g., thumb sucking )
  • Tantrums or acting out
  • Toileting
  • Vocational unpreparedness

After School Program

The Behavioral Health Clinic also houses the After School Program, which is available for students ages two to 22. Students enrolled in the program attend year-round, every Monday through Thursday from 2:15pm until 6pm. This focused time is ideal for students who attend The Faison School and need extra assistance or for students who attend another school and need supplemental therapy after regular school hours. Enrollment is open throughout the year.

Schedule and Location

The Clinic is located on the main campus of The Faison School. Clinical and consultative services are available Monday through Friday, and the After School Program runs Monday through Thursday from 2:15pm until 6pm. The Clinic follows the school calendar for holidays and closings.

Admissions Process

For further information about The Faison Behavioral Health Clinic, including clinical services, consultative services or the After School Program, please email or call (804) 612-1947. Please be prepared to describe the individual’s challenges and the source of funding.

If the Clinic’s services appear potentially beneficial for the individual, an intake and initial evaluation will be scheduled to give our team an opportunity to assess the student in person (approximately 45-60 minutes). The parent or guardian is also asked to complete the new client history form for our records. After the evaluation, the admissions team will provide a formal recommendation within five business days. If the parent or guardian chooses to proceed with the recommended services, The Behavioral Health Clinic will generate a contract. Services can begin after Faison receives the signed contract and provides the family with an official start date.

Please see our FAQ page for additional helpful information on the admissions process.