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About Us

Bellwether Behavioral Health’s unique, comprehensive treatment methodology provides real help and proven results which allow our individuals to lead full and meaningful lives.

Who are We?

Bellwether Behavioral Health was founded in 1968, and is a nationally recognized behavioral healthcare provider specializing in services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and dual diagnoses.

What Do We Believe?

  • We believe that exceptional needs are not a barrier to community inclusion, and that every individual has the right to a full, meaningful life.

  • We believe that individuals with exceptional needs deserve the opportunity to make choices which will maximize their quality of life.

  • We believe that services and supports for people with exceptional needs should be person-centered and quality-driven.

  • We believe that the foundation of any good program for people with exceptional needs can be found in the direct care staff who provide the daily supports that individuals require to meet their goals; therefore, recruitment and training of excellent staff is absolutely critical. 

  • We believe that every individual can be supported safely in their community if they are provided with high quality programs and sufficient resources to be successful.

  • We believe that the families and guardians of the individuals we serve must be included in key decision-making.  Decisions made collaboratively with the individuals we serve and their families will result in better outcomes for the individuals we serve. 

  • We believe that people with exceptional needs must be defined first by their strengths and not by their disabilities. 

Who Do We Serve? 

We serve individuals with:

  • developmental disabilities such as autism and intellectual disability

  • extremely challenging behavior such as self-injury, aggression, property destruction, and problematic sexual behavior

  • the combination of developmental disabilities, challenging behaviors and significant medical complications

What Do We Offer? 

  • Bellwether Behavioral Health’s comprehensive treatment services include special education, structured day programs, vocational training, supported employment, and campus and community living programs, all of which enhance the quality of life of each individual.

  • Bellwether Behavioral Health gives hope to individuals and their families when all other placements and programs have failed.

  • Currently, Bellwether Behavioral Health provides treatment services to more than 600 individuals through our programs in New Jersey, Virginia and Delaware. Our programs operate 24/7, 365 days a year and are recognized by regulators, agencies and families as safe, effective, and life-enhancing.

  • Our experience in helping individuals with the most challenging needs is widely recognized and our approach to treatment and instruction, based on applied behavior analysis, is scientifically proven. A multi-disciplinary team designs a comprehensive, customized program for each individual we serve.

Skills We Strive to Foster:

BBH works one-on-one with each individual we serve to set high expectations and create goals to work toward.  We strive to help individuals with disabilities to develop the following key skills: 

  • Independence

  • Self Determination

  • Decision Making & Advocacy

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Problem-Solving

  • Communication

  • Interpersonal Skills & Boundaries

  • Employment Skills

  • Relationship Building

We Can Help!

When families and agencies have had numerous, unsuccessful attempts to address a developmentally disabled individual’s significant behavioral challenges, they turn to Bellwether Behavioral Health as a last resort. Effective treatment services for individuals with these intensive challenges require high levels of professional expertise and an around-the-clock commitment. In fact, providing effective treatment services for this extremely challenging population is one of the most significant problems faced by human service agencies.

Bellwether Behavioral Health is not only committed to treating challenging behaviors and enhancing individuals’ skills but to changing individuals’ lives. Our service goal is to empower individuals to transition back to their families or a nearby resource to lead fulfilling, rewarding lives in their communities.

With over 40 years of service, we have established a strong reputation within the behavioral healthcare sector as a leading residential and educational community service provider for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and severe behavioral challenges. Bellwether Behavioral Health is highly regarded for its behavioral treatment techniques, which use comprehensive, individualized programs and advanced data analysis.

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