Genesee Community Services (GCS)

Behavior Intervention Services

Our Behavior Intervention Services program draws from a variety of evidence based therapeutic practices to create a treatment approach best suited for our families. These include, but are not limited to, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), DIR/Floortime, and Trauma Informed Care (TIC). Our Behavior Intervention Services team consists of a range of professionals, depending on need, and will generally include a Behavior Support Specialist, a bachelor’s level professional, and a Clinical Lead, a master’s level professional. The Behavior Support Specialist will work directly with families to provide parent training, role modeling, and training in techniques to ensure better family communication. The Clinical Lead will guide the Behavior Support Specialist, will lead the team in the creation of the behavior support plan, and will ensure the plan’s completion. Additionally, our licensed Psychologist will provide clinical consultation to each of our teams on a bi-weekly basis.

Daily Living Skills

Our Daily Living skills team teaches both the child and the family skills to help children participate safely and independently in their home, school, and community environment. The team will work with children on tasks such as laundry, money management, placing an order, job applications, and a variety of other general living skills.


Our respite program offers two options for families. The first is an in-home or community based respite program designed to provide temporary relief for parents or regular caregivers from the extraordinary and intensive demands of ongoing care. The second is a skill based mentoring program designed for one-on-one community outings designed to achieve specific goals developed through an individualized support plan.

Social Training and Recreation

Our Social Training and Recreation (STAR) program is a community based social skills group. This group will teach, model, and practice appropriate social behaviors and communication skills, including how to build relationships, develop conversation skills, and cope with stresses that your child may encounter in a social setting. These opportunities will help your child to practice skills in a natural setting and to create lasting friendships among the group members.

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