Developmental Disabilities and Applied Behavior Analysis Program

A connection to services and resources

The Community Developmental Disabilities Program provides access to local, regional, and statewide resources for children and adults who experience a developmental disability. In addition to comprehensive case management and service coordination, our staff assist with early Intervention and phase of life transitions. Our team will work closely with eligible individuals to ensure needs are addressed in a comprehensive and collaborative manner.

Determining Eligibility for Services

Individuals may qualify for services if they have an intellectual disability or a diagnosed developmental disability including, but not limited to; Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Effected disorders. To complete an application for services, please contact us by calling (503) 396-4134. Our team will assist with the application process and determine eligibility for services. A services coordinator will be assigned to all eligible individuals.

Supportive Services

Our program supports the individual receiving services, as well as their provider. We understand the care you provide is both challenging and rewarding, and we want to partner in this important work! Learn more about the services we provide for those enrolled in the program:
  • Case Management
  • In-home and Residential Service Options.
    Payroll Support Line: (503) 438-2223
  • Crisis Services
  • Person Centered Planning
  • Employment Services
  • Relief Care
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Day Support Activities
  • Protective Services
  • Advocacy
  • Training Resources

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program

What Is ABA?

CCMH is partnered with Footprints, to bring
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to
families in Columbia County. ABA provides
evidence-based treatment services for children
with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Services
can be offered in the child’s home and in the
community depending on the needs of the child.
ABA strives to increase desired behaviors and
decrease challenging behaviors through the use
of positive behavior supports.

Supportive Services

Behavior Interventionists are assigned to
every enrolled child to facilitate their
specialized program. Each Interventionist is
guided and supervised by a Board-Certified
Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Interventionists
implement programs that are designed to
enhance the lives of each client. Programs
are implemented in a variety of ways to
facilitate communication, build social skills,
decrease problematic or interfering
behaviors, and replace them with skills built
for success.

Behavior Methods May Include:

-Discrete Trial Training
-Natural Environment Training
(client led play, community outings)
-Pivotal Response Training

Determining Eligibility for Services

Applicants will have an established DSM-V
diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder that
includes observational methods conducted
by the child’s developmental pediatrician, a
psychiatrist, or psychologist. Once a referral
is complete and a prior authorization has
been receivedby the ABA program from
insurance, our staff will assist in the
preparation of a treatment plan and
parent training.

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No one plans for a crisis; they happen, and we are here to help you.

We have trained professionals standing by to assist you or someone you know. Please call us, anytime of the day or night.

Phone or community based crisis support available at:

58646 McNulty Way
St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: (503) 782-4499

To Report child abuse, contact:

DHS Child Abuse Hotline
(877) 302-0077

Reporting Numbers List

To report the abuse of an adult :

Christopher Ward
Adult Abuse Investigator
(503) 438-2195
*If at any time you feel an individual is being hurt or is in immediate danger, please call 911

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Direct Main Line: (503) 397-5211
If you are in crisis, call: (503) 782-4499

Credible Client Portal
To obtain a registration key, please contact
CCMH’s main office: (503) 397-5211

Outpatient Behavioral Health Walk-in Clinic
Monday and Tuesday 1pm-3pm
Thursday and Friday 9am-11am

Youth & Family Walk-in Clinic
Monday 9:00-10:30 (3 slots)
Thursday 3-4:30 (3 slots)

*please call if these days/times don’t work for you

Main Campus
58646 McNulty Way
St Helens OR 97051

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