Behavior Support Services

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The Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (MCBDDS) provides behavior support services to children and adults. Services are available for children in their residence, while adults can receive services in their residence or in MCBDDS-operated day programs. Individuals must be referred to the Behavior Support Program by Service and Support Administrators.

Once assigned to an individual, Behavior Support Specialists:

  • Conduct functional assessments to determine individuals' behavior support needs
  • Analyze data on problematic behaviors
  • Develop personalized behavioral interventions
  • Train team members on behavior prevention, intervention and crisis management approaches

Behavior Support Specialists work with parents, providers and other primary caregivers of minor children to address behaviors occurring in the home.  They also work with staff and residential providers of adults to address behaviors in the home and/or at MCBDDS day program sites.

MCBDDS is a clinical practicum training site for the University of Dayton's Clinical Psychology graduate program.