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Grafton Integrated Health Network is a private, nonprofit organization that provides a full continuum of services to people overcoming emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges. As an industry leader in behavioral healthcare, we empower individuals to lead better lives. Grafton provides continuous and coordinated services from short-term stabilization and residential services to outpatient to educational and career and technical training. These programs along with a data-driven, trauma-informed model help the organization to develop successful plans of care and clients to thrive in a variety of settings.

Grafton provides a continuum of services to children, youth and adults including applied behavior analysis, early intervention, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, a short-term stabilization program, special education programs, community-based group homes, intensive outpatient program and outpatient services.

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Here are a few milestones in Grafton’s history over the past few decades:


1958—Ruth Birch founded Grafton to support her son and two children with learning disabilities.

1973—Grafton established the first residential educational program in Virginia for children with autism.

1980—Virginia Autism Resource Center was established and we began providing services for adults with intellectual disabilities.

2004—A psychiatric residential treatment facility in Berryville, Virginia began to serve children and adolescents requiring this level of treatment.

2010—A partnership between Winchester Department of Social Services and Grafton was launched to manage Early Intervention Services in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

2011—Grafton merged with Graydon Manor, a psychiatric treatment center in Leesburg, Virginia.

2012—Grafton launched Applied Behavior Analysis services in Charles Town, West Virginia and Bradenton, Florida.

2013—A Grafton subsidiary was established in Australia to deliver training and case consultation services.


Over the past few years, we have been honored to have received some prestigious national awards and recognition:


2008—Negley President’s award for excellence in risk management practices for “The Minimization of Restraint Initiative”

2010—Recognition from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) for clinical best practices

2011—Finalist for the first annual Virginia Healthcare Innovators Award for best practices in trauma-informed treatment

2012—Negley President’s award for excellence in risk management practices for “Safety Seven Initiative”

2013—National Council Impact Award for “Excellence in Behavioral Healthcare Management”

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