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OUR SERVICES

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

Xcepted Corporation provides behavior management services to individuals on the Medicaid waiver who are of all ages and all levels of behavior intensity. We do this through our team of highly-educated, trained and professional Behavior Consultants. Xcepted Corporation is approved to serve the following Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. (If your county is not listed, do not hesitate to contact us to see if we can help you).


What is Behavior Management?

Behavior management is a service involving training, supervision, or assistance in the appropriate expression of emotions and desires, along with compliance, assertiveness and acquisition of socially-appropriate behaviors, and the reduction of challenging behaviors.


What Does a Behavior Consultant Do?

Key responsibilities of a behavior consultant are as follows: 

  • Identify and assess client’s needs through family and/or staff interviews, completing assessments, and review of documents 
  • Develop an individualized Behavior Support Plan summarizing the client’s context, his or her goals, and specific recommendations to reach those goals 
  • Assist the family and/or staff members with determining the priorities of the challenging behaviors 
  • Create a behavioral definition of the challenging behavior(s) 
  • Directly observe and gather data on those behavior(s) 
  • Check for reliability and social validity of data gathered 
  • Develop and write behavioral intervention programs using behavioral principles and procedures
  • Train team members on data gathering and implementation of the intervention programs using hands-on observation and interaction, role-playing, etc. 
  • Monitor the ongoing program implementation and recommend program adaptations accordingly 
  • Maintain regular contact and communication with the family and team members 
  • Abide by the policies and procedures of the agency and the State of Indiana, and follow the code of ethics of each 
  • Keep abreast of current literature and research in the field.

 

What is a Behavior Support Plan?

A Behavior Support Plan is a plan of action that addresses the challenging behavioral support needs of an individual. Behavior Consultants will complete assessments, gather challenging-behavior data, and develop a plan to implement positive replacement behaviors for the challenging behaviors. Behavior Consultants adhere to the State of Indiana’s 460 Administrative Code guidelines. All behavior plans are reviewed by both a doctorate-level Behavior Consultant who has been state-designated as a Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP), and our Human Rights Committee. These reviews ensure the safety and well-being of the individuals we serve. 


Counties Served: Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jay,  Kosciusko, LaGrange, Madison, Marshall, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Tipton, Wabash, Wells and Whitley


HOW TO GET ON THE MEDICAID WAIVER:

Getting your loved one on the Medicaid Waiver program is accomplished through the local Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) office:


BDDS District 3 Office

Fort Wayne, IN 46806-1756

Phone: 260-423-2571

Toll Free: 877-218-3061 (V/VRS/711)

Toll Free Fax: 855-525-9370


Contact the BDDS office and ask for a Medicaid Waiver application, or click on the black "More Info on Medicaid Waiver" button below to access additional information.


If you have any questions about Xcepted Corporation, please email shandshoe@xceptedcorp.org or call 260.927.3183. A representative from our organization will get back with you soon.


Our Address:

10319 Dawsons Creek Blvd.

Suite J

Fort Wayne, IN. 46825