Special Education For Children and Adolescents While Enrolled In Our Autism Behavioral Health Program, South Carolina

Perhaps you’re one of these parents, one of these families, and you’re facing this very difficult decision. You might feel a strange mixture of hope and fear, you might feel some relief mixed with an inexplicable sense of failure, or you might feel completely numb. Whatever you’re feeling, it’s alright to let go and lean on someone else for a change. The Autism Program at Springbrook Behavioral Health hires only compassionate, confident, specially-trained staff members who treat each child as a unique and important individual.

Through our personalized, evidence-based treatments and therapies, we work patiently to help each child achieve some level of success and self-sufficiency outside of the program. Our holistic approach emphasizes education, overall well-being, ongoing progress, and family involvement, so we encourage visits, phone calls, and family counseling in addition to our regular autism therapy programs. Ultimately, our goal for children with autism is not that different from the goals of any behavioral or mental health center: To help the patient build a routine and manage the symptoms of the condition through therapy, diet, exercise, and medication.

Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health prohibits admission discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender or expression.

Our classrooms typically have low staff-student ratios; our highly-trained staff includes two Board-Certified Behavior Analyst certified special education teachers, and registered behavioral techs who assume the role of teachers aid in the classroom. Staff members are well-versed in the most effective methods for the treatment of destructive behaviors associated with autism. We integrate all aspects of student development into our classroom activities, including speech therapy, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, social skills, school-preparedness, self-care, and play skills. For older students, we also emphasize transitional skills in order to help students live more independently in the larger, outside world.
Our goal oriented Autism Behavioral PRTF program is located in Traveler’s Rest, SC about 20 minutes from downtown Greenville, South Carolina. We offer year-round, full-day educational services for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder for students with behavioral issues in our residential programs. Residents come from many states such as including Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama. The facility is also Tricare certified allowing us to help military families throughout the world.

Some of the unique features of our residential program designed to treat severe behavioral and psychiatric episodes of consumers with autism include sensory integration rooms, visual schedules, communication programs for non-verbal residents, self-paced curriculum, individual tutor style instruction as well as custom-made indoor and outdoor play areas, and a gymnasium.

Special Education For Autism: A Snapshot Of Our School

Age of Students: 5-21
Clinical Methods Used: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:10
Average Class Size: 10 students*
Length of Program: Full-day, Year-Round*


*Our residential treatment facility is designed for the treatment of behavioral and psychiatric issues of consumers with autism spectrum or related disorders in South Carolina and various other states. Therefore, length of stay varies and is based on the child’s needs as well as the specific behavioral and psychiatric goals set by the parents and staff.

Our Team of Experts

We care for each one of our patients and we strive to provide the best treatment for each. The list of services above is not exhaustive, but it does provide a good overview of the types of therapies for autism that we offer. Our devoted, experienced staff spends time with and pays attention to every patient in The Autism Program, and is willing to go above-and-beyond in order to have a breakthrough with your child.


Jake Edgar

Need to make a referral?

Contact us at (864) 834-8013 to make a referral to our child and adolescent behavioral health program or our inpatient autism programs for children and adolescents.