Mission, Vision & History
Our mission: Grafton creates solution-focused opportunities for individuals challenged by complex disabilities.
Our vision: Grafton is committed to excellence in the delivery of person-centered care and value-added services. We believe that by operationalizing our core values of quality, customer focus, integrity, accountability and flexibility, Grafton will become internationally recognized as the preferred:
- Provider of Choice
- Employer of Choice
- Strategic Partner of Choice
Grafton believes that its commitment to utilizing evidence-based best practices and continuous quality improvement as its standard business model is the best way to ensure that optimal outcomes define our standard of care.
Grafton was founded by Ruth Birch to serve her son and others with learning disabilities.
Became the first residential educational program for individuals with Autism in Virginia
Opened first group home for adolescents with Autism
Completed first official statewide study of Autism in Virginia, lauded as one of the best state studies in the nation
Opened Richmond facility
Opened second educational facility in Winchester
Opened Medicaid-approved psychiatric residential treatment center in Berryville
Received CARF accreditation for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
Recognized by the International Mental Health Leadership as one of only four North American providers to exemplify best practice in treatment of individuals with complex disabilities
Won Negley President’s Award for excellence in risk management practices
Partnered with City of Winchester Department of Social Services to provide early intervention services to the Shenandoah Valley
Began delivering Ukeru training and consultation both nationally and internationally
Launched Ukeru Systems, a division of Grafton, offering trauma-informed, restraint-free crisis management training
Rolled out ProEventa goal mastery software
Grafton was awarded the opportunity to partner with Loudoun County, Virginia to operate and staff the Loudoun County Youth Shelter Program
Ukeru Systems used in 23 states and more than 90 private day and residential programs, private and public schools, psychiatric hospitals and forensic units