Grafton in Minnesota

Grafton operates a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) in Cold Spring, Minnesota, that serves children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our clients have suffered the long-term effects of struggling with their behavioral health issues, often resulting in a complex mix of trauma, difficulty with socialization and educational challenges. To help understand and navigate these challenges, we provide a trauma-informed model of residential treatment. The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide treatment with a sense of urgency so that the child returns to the home and community as quickly as possible.

Grafton believes that a successful future for all children can be ensured only by families, schools, local and state agencies working in partnership with one another. We recognize that family involvement and engagement is critical to improving the lives of children and in achieving sustainable positive outcomes. Parents are partners in their child’s treatment and drive decision-making. Family therapy is provided weekly and available in the evenings and weekends as well as during the workday. Grafton is in the process of incorporating the Building Bridges Initiative into every aspect of the treatment program.

Population Served

Grafton provides treatment programming optimized to address the needs of children and adolescents (age 8 – 21) with:

  • Psychiatric disorders including but not limited to trauma related disorders, attachment disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders and disturbance of conduct. 
  • Developmental disabilities including intellectual disability, autism spectrum, communication disorders and co-morbid psychiatric conditions.


In addition to residential treatment and special education services, Grafton also provides individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy for each child. A full range of medical and nursing support is also available for each client onsite. Additional services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological assessments are provided based on client need. Contract services with various professionals within the community may also be arranged as needed.


224 Krays Mill Road
Cold Spring, MN 56320

For admissions-related questions, contact Ingrid Ramos at 1-888-955-5205 ext. 7248