Residential Treatment Programs

FOCUS operates two residential programs. Each program offers intense clinical supports as well as life skills training, social skills training and academic and employment supports.

Adolescent Program:

A residential program for five adolescent boys on the autism spectrum with histories of trauma and abuse.

Referral and funding for our Adolescent Program is provided by the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Young Adult Program:

A Supportive Housing Program for young men on the autism spectrum with a mental health diagnosis and a history of trauma.

Referral and funding for our Young Adult Program is provided by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).


Each program uses our Milieu Therapy Model of Treatment to address residents’ intensive clinical needs. Additionally:

  • Residents learn necessary life and social skills with the goal to transition to more independent living.
  • Residents participate in FOCUS programming and serve as role models to their peers.
  • Residents learn to integrate into the wider community.