As a parent or referring professional today you are faced with a growing number of choices related to school, treatment and specialized placement for your children and young adults. It is daunting.
There are many good programs at work today. Some are tiny, some quite large, and many small to medium in size. The Independent Small Programs Alliance is founded to provide a place for smaller programs of high quality, often undervalued and underused to make their presence and abilities known. Learn more about ISPA
Welcome! The Independent Small Programs Alliance (ISPA) is a strategic alliance of smaller, independent programs, which have joined together to provide the best possible services in education, treatment and therapy for children, youth and young adults. Our members represent Wilderness Programs, Residential Treatment Programs, Latency Age Programs, Boarding Schools, Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Transitional Programs /Emerging Adult Programs.
We can help you with your most precious asset in life.
ISPA members serve troubled children youth and young adults as well as those just needing extra help between the ages of 6 and 26. Young people served may present: Autism, Down Syndrome, Developmental Disabilities, Depression, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Reactive-Attachment Disorder, adoption issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and traits of developing personality disorders; poor academic achievement, lack of motivation and behavioral problems, anger management issues, drugs, alcohol, substance and dishonesty; Aspergers Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, dual diagnosis: Attention Deficit/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, more…
ISPA is about the historical, current and future foundations of service provision to young people and their families. It is built on a belief that programs of all sizes, types and geographic locations should be evaluated and given credence not only because of their size, financial reach and static goals, but on competence, forward thinking, adaptability and unerring commitment to service to young people and families before all others.
Residential Treatment Centers - Where treatment, therapy and education are presented in a milieu of normalcy and understanding that individuals experience individual problems.
Transitional Programs - ISPA Young Adult Programs lift up young adults by showing them that they can stand up and stand alone if willing to make the effort and shore up any weak areas.
Therapeutic Boarding Schools - Providing an environment for young people who need to be not only challenged, taught and helped academically, clinically and residentially, but quite simply, valued for self and understood.