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Special Needs

Quick Facts
Service Locations:

Allentown
Berwick
Dubois
Greensburg (STAP)
Harrisburg
Indiana (Gompers Ave)
Indiana (Town Place Victoria)Kenhorst
Lancaster
Lancaster (STAP)
Mechanicsburg (STAP)
Minersville
Monroeville
Throop
Wyoming
Wyomissing (Penn Ave)Wyomissing (Wyomissing Blvd)
York

New Story - Harrisburg

Essential Information

Address 2700 Commerce Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone717-901-9906
Website URL www.newstory.com

Welcome to New Story, where each child has the opportunity to create new stories and learn the skills they need to succeed. We offer a unique family-like learning environment and a host of therapeutic services to help children achieve success while dealing with the most serious and complex educational and behavioral challenges.

New Story is committed to helping children with the most serious and complex educational, emotional and behavioral challenges. As a way to show our dedication to the communities we serve, we are granting $50,000 annually ($25,000 disbursed twice a year) to help families in our local communities purchase the goods or services they need to care for their children with special needs.

Services Offered:

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA Consulting)
ABA is a behavioral support designed to monitor a child’s social behavior in a particular environment to determine which factors are influencing that behavior in order to bring positive change in social environments. New Story provides ABA support services in its schools, outside of school hours or within the home setting.
Available at: Allentown, Harrisburg, Berwick, Dubois, Indiana (Gompers Ave), Monroeville, Wyoming, York, Wyomissing (Wyomissing Blvd), Throop

Behavorial Health Rehabilitation Service (BHRS)
BHRS is designed to meet the mental health needs of children under the age of 21 who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. This program provides intensive, short-term therapeutic services to children and their families in settings other than the provider’s office, including school, home or other community settings. BHRS provides a variety of services and interventions to reduce and eliminate problem behaviors; learn new, positive behaviors; and improve the child’s ability for self-maintenance and socialization. Additionally, BHRS seeks to educate the family and other caregivers about the nature of the child’s diagnosis, and the techniques to successfully manage the child’s behavior with minimal or no assistance.
Available at: Allentown, Harrisburg, Berwick, Dubois, Indiana (Gompers Ave), Monroeville, Wyoming, York, Lancaster, Wyomissing (Wyomissing Blvd), Throop

Extra Mile for Families (EMF)
EMF services include crisis intervention (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), individual therapy, family therapy, case management, family support, respite care, advocacy and interagency collaboration. These services are offered by a team composed of master’s level therapists and bachelor’s level mental health workers in the family’s home, the child’s school and in the community.
Available at: Berwick, Dubois, Indiana (Gompers Ave), Minersville

Family Based Services
Family Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS) for children and adolescents are team delivered services provided in the home and community. FBMHS are designed to integrate mental health treatment, family support services and case management, so families may continue to care for their child (under the age of 21) with a mental health diagnosis at home. Services are provided by a therapy team consisting of a Masters level therapist and a Bachelor level therapist for a period of 32 weeks. The family based team provides individual therapy, family therapy, crisis intervention services with 24 hour availability, advocacy and family support services. The goal of family based services is to prevent the out of home placement of a child or adolescent by strengthening the families we serve.
Available at: Allentown, Wyomissing (Penn Ave)

Intensive Case Management (ICM) / Resource Coordination
ICM/RC services promote the use of community-based resources and assist individuals in utilizing the least restrictive level of care to meet their needs. Because each person is unique – services provided through this program are individualized to meet each person’s physical, spiritual, vocational and emotional needs. Our team will also assist in accessing mental health services when and where they are needed. This service is available to enrolled individuals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Available at: Allentown, Wyomissing (Penn Ave)

Social Skills Intervention Group
This is a community-based therapeutic socialization program designed to meet the mental health needs and social deficits of children between the ages of 6-21. The goal of this program is to provide site-based treatment for children who have been identified with a developmental disorder and who are in need of structured therapeutic social activities – helping to increase their ability to relate effectively and live productively within their home and community environments. This service is a specialized program, catering to children who may need extra help with social skills, hygiene, communication, anger and aggression, life skills and connecting to community supports.
Available at: Indiana (Gompers Ave)
Summer Camp Programs (STAP & TAP)

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Additional Information

County: Dauphin

Ages Served: Newborn - 21 years

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