The Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOC) serves adults aged 21 and older diagnosed with autism or a related disorder with a history of severe challenging behavior. Some examples may include self-injury, aggression, and property destruction.

All assessments and treatments utilized in the IOC are evidence-based and rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Support (PBS). The IOC admission process includes six steps including:

  • In-depth clinical and behavioral assessments
  • The development and evaluation of comprehensive treatment packages designed to both decrease dangerous behavior and increase adaptive behavior and skills
  • Generalization of the treatment package to ensure continued success after discharge
  • Ongoing training and consultation with caregivers and community partners during follow-up appointments

At full capacity, the IOC serves 2-3 clinic-based patients and 2-3 community-based patients at a time. In line with our treatment approach, initial assessments and treatment evaluations are typically conducted at the clinic. After identifying an effective treatment, generalization evaluations, caregiver training, and follow-up appointments can be conducted in the community.

Admissions Progression

Discover the successful outcome achieved at the RCAAS-Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOC)!

IOC Gets an A by Kim Spinelli

This article highlights the positive impact of the IOC's evidence-based interventions and concentrated behavior-analytic support services for individuals with ASD who experience crisis-level behaviors.

Learn how the IOC's combination of science, service, and resources enable best practices, leading to remarkable reduction in challenging behaviors and improved quality of life. Click here to read the full article and explore the transformative work of the IOC.