Helping children, ages 5-21, with intellectual and developmental disabilities acquire daily life and social skills in a natural home-like setting.
YCS Sawtelle Homes provide intensive behavioral interventions for children, ages 5-21, with developmental and intellectual disabilities (including autism and co-occurring behavioral and/or mental health challenges.
Loving, often overwhelmed, families turn to YCS when they are no longer able to manage their children’s defiant, aggressive or self-injurious behaviors. Sawtelle Homes give family members peace of mind knowing that their children are learning how to manage their behaviors in a safe, and nurturing, home-like environment.
Children have their own bedrooms, share family-style meals with staff and enjoy one-on-one or group recreational activities.
Our caring staff works intensely with each child to
- support his/her positive functioning
- manage and eliminate challenging behavior
- increase home skills (including self care and activities of daily living)
- improve leisure skills through community activities such as outings to a shopping center, park, restaurant or movie.
Staff is committed to engaging family members in this learning process whenever possible and making them feel welcome in the home.