Adult Services

Riverside Behavioral Treatment Services

Riverside Behavioral Treatment Services - Riverside Community Care

Our mobile behavioral treatment teams provide consultation and treatment to individuals who have developmental or cognitive disabilities and are also experiencing a diagnosed mental illness or behavioral challenges. Our clinical staff provides assessment, therapy, and medication services for these individuals.

Riverside’s Behavioral Treatment Services helps individuals and their care providers advocate for themselves and take a part in their own mental healthcare. We do this by offering behavior therapy, counseling, and psychiatry in the communities where the people we serve work and live. This allows for improved care coordination and collaboration among clinicians, the individual, and their support network. Through this model we are able to observe and treat behavioral symptoms as well as teach new skills in the individuals own environment.

Our Expertise:

  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Communication Disorders
  • Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Our Approach

Our multi-disciplined team works closely to ensure continuity of care and a timely flow of information. After an individual’s evaluation, a Behavioral Treatment Services Clinician will meet regularly with the person served to provide ongoing therapy as well as care management. Our clinicians can meet the individual wherever it is convenient including our offices, the person’s home, residential or day program.

A Behavioral Analyst may develop an individual behavioral treatment plan to set goals and objectives. They also provide behavioral management training when needed. Our team psychiatrist then utilizes this information to inform the management of the individual’s medications.


Referrals are made through an individual’s Service Coordinator at their Department of Developmental Services (DDS) area office.

  • DDS Framingham: 508-879-1111
  • DDS Lowell: 978-322-4300
  • DDS Merrimack Valley: 978-0521-9432
  • DDS Metro North: 781-338-2300
  • DDS Central Middlesex: 978-206-2050
  • DDS Newton/South Norfolk: 508-668-3679
  • DDS North Shore: 978-927-2727

We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:

"I can't say enough wonderful things about the Newton Outreach Program. Many other therapists were unable to break through my son’s strong, protective shell. Quickly and quietly, Marianne gained his trust and she became part of all of our lives. You helped us gain wisdom and taught us how to appreciate the wonderful aspects of life while accepting the challenges."