Clinical Supports– The Clinical Department is comprised of a team of Masters-level clinicians who have been formally trained in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Each clinician has extensive experience in teaching individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings (home, work, school, etc.).
HMEA is also known for the services provided to people who present with significant behavioral challenges. All treatment is individualized and starts with an attempt to better understand why individuals behave as they do (functional assessment). The primary goal of treatment is to improve socially significant behaviors that are important to families, the individuals themselves, or significant others in their life.
Clinical supports include:
Director of Clinical Services: William Geary, BCBA
Medical Coordination– Since quality health care is important to everyone, HMEA employs health care professionals to coordinate comprehensive medical services.
In the Residential Division, Nurses provide the following:
Each Day Habilitation Program has on site nursing available. HMEA also employees a registered Nurse as its Health Education Coordinator with responsibility for agency-wide training in health related topics. The Health Education Coordinator is a certified instructor of Red Cross First Aid and CPR, as well as the Medication Administration program.
Director of Medical Coordinators: Nancy Chiler, RN