Infant and Toddler Connection of the Shenandoah Valley Expands over 400% in Six Years

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Winchester, Virginia, May 9, 2016 —Since 2010, the Infant and Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley has partnered with Grafton and the City of Winchester to provide early intervention services for local children –from birth to age three with disabilities from six different localities: Frederick County, Clarke County, Warren County, Page County, Shenandoah County and the City of Winchester.

In 2010, 129 children were enrolled in the early intervention program and in 2015, over 600 children were referred to the program.

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Jim Gaynor is Featured Speaker at MHCA—National Innovation Incubator Session on Value-Based Reimbursement Model

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The following press release appeared in the Open Minds newsletter.

Mental Health Corporations of America - National Innovation Incubator

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New Crisis Management Program (Ukeru Systems) to offer Physical Alternatives to Restraint

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Ukeru Systems Provides Cost and Life Saving Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion (Winchester, VA) – Grafton Integrated Health Network today announced the national launch of Ukeru Systems, a safe, comforting and restraint-free crisis management program developed by and for behavioral health professionals and paraprofessionals, educators and parents.

It is the first crisis training program to completely eliminate the use of restraints and seclusion as accepted behavioral management tools.

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Grafton Awarded Grant for Drum Circle Facilitation

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Winchester, Virginia, October 6, 2015 —Recently, Grafton received $2,000 from the Marion Park Lewis Foundation to fund the Drum Circle Project for clients served in the Winchester facilities.

The funds were utilized to purchase various percussion instruments for clients including: Marimba, Djembe drums, Buffalo drums, Talking drums, Shekere, Egg shakers, and Tubano drums.

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Ukeru Systems Launches Website

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Winchester, Virginia, August 14, 2015 —Ukeru Systems, a division of Grafton Integrated Health Network, has launched a new website, www.ukerusystems.com.

Ukeru Systems provides training and consultation services to behavioral healthcare providers, schools, and other organizations that support individuals with emotional and behavioral challenges.

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Grafton Earns Five Year AdvancED Accreditation

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Winchester, Virginia, May 21, 2015 — AdvancED Accreditation Commission granted Grafton school sites a five year accreditation following an in-depth external review last November.

AdvancED is a non-profit organization that accredits schools and school systems throughout the United States and internationally.

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Grafton Receives First Time Ever Autism Speaks Grant

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Winchester, VA, November 5, 2014 –Autism Speaks, Capital Area Chapter awards Grafton Integrated Health Network a $5,000 grant for its program entitled, A Crisis Management Tool for Families and Educators to minimize the use of restraints and seclusion.

In 2009, Autism Speaks endorsed the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act.

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Independent Living Program for Teens Launches in Leesburg

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Leesburg, Virginia, August 4, 2014 –Grafton Integrated Health Network (Grafton) is pleased to announce the launch of our Independent Living Program for Loudoun County youth (in the custody of the Department of Social Services).  The program at Grafton’s Leesburg campus is designed to help provide individuals (ages 15-21) with services and skills to promote advocacy, leadership and independence.

The program is designed to help youth develop functional autonomy, positive decision making skills, and a healthy lifestyle within the context of natural community supports.

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Grafton Programs Earn Highest Possible Recognition from International Commission

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Winchester, Virginia—December 19, 2013—The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International announced that the following Grafton programs have been accredited for a period of three years, CARF’s highest level possible: • Applied Behavior Analysis Services • Intensive Outpatient Program • Outpatient Services • Psychiatric Residential Treatment Services This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and is an indication of Grafton’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality lives of those served.

Brian Boon, President/CEO of CARF shares, “Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.

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Jefferson County Public Schools Partners with Private Behavioral Healthcare Provider to Serve Children with Autism

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Charles Town, West Virginia, December 18, 2013 –Grafton Integrated Health Network (Grafton) and Jefferson County schools have partnered to provide services for children with autism in TA Lowery Elementary classroom in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Historically, local school systems would identify resources to serve children with significant behavioral, intellectual and developmental challenges within their schools and on occasion, would transport children to facilities outside of their state when necessary.

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