Services On-site

IRT provides the following services on-site, at locations in Huntington Beach and Long Beach, California.

Day treatment and community integration for those with intellectual or developmental and psychiatric disabilities.

Day Treatment through the creative arts provides the key learning-experiences of:

  1. Community awareness
  2. Social skills development
  3. Recreation and leisure skills
  4. Emotional wellness and interpersonal skill development
  5. Basic living skills
  6. Independent living skills

These experiences enhance social adjustment and increase social interest, provide participation in community events, stimulate social and political discussion, and expand leisure time interests. Community Engagement incorporates group planning, work or leisure visits into the community, and evaluation of these experiences. Through a group discussion format, clients develop and improve their memory, language, interpersonal and leisure planning skills. Individual choice is honored whenever possible, utilizing adaptive and often creative communication, traveling, and social engagement modes.

Socialization and recreation appropriate for those with cognitive impairments.

Daily opportunities are provided to interact with disabled and non-disabled peers and occur in both structured and unstructured situations. Social modeling between staff, volunteers and clients are characterized by consistency and clarity of information, positive caring interactions, appropriateness, and personal choice. Goals include developing appropriate social behavior, increasing receptive and expressive language skills, learning social interaction strategies, and refining social self-presentation, regardless of age or cognitive ability.

Treatment planning and implementation.

Broad-based functional assessments are administered during the first month of attendance and a general rating level is given in areas such as social responsibility, adaptive behaviors, employment training, and interpersonal relations, helping to establish initial objectives and goals. Reviews are performed to determine whether new goal areas need to be added, changed, or deleted and are conducted by a team typically comprised of the client, their family members, and professional support staff. During these reviews goals, objectives and specific treatment plans are agreed upon and then implemented during the day treatment program. Clients with support of family, friends, and staff determine whether objectives are being achieved, identify barriers to achievement, and identify how barriers can be overcome.

Individual and group therapy.

Psychotherapy services are provided or supervised by licensed therapists, for those who have psychological or emotional issues that may be related to or compounded by disability. Group therapy gives special consideration to issues regarding interpersonal relationships between clients, their family and friends. Social issues and interactions with the community are also addressed. specifically the psychosocial aspects of coping with a disability when faced with community obstacles. Individual counseling addresses issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and trauma. Support, understanding, information and education for clients are key components for success.

Psychological testing for neurocognitive and functional issues.

At times staff may require greater information about clients in order to clarify or enhance clinical direction. In-depth psychological or neurocognitive testing with recommendations for formulating treatment plan is available from a licensed psychologist.

Vocational Training and Education.

Vocational Skills and Training include instruction and ‘lab time’ involving various media that incorporates individual clients’ personal interests into work-related skills with concurrent goals of clarifying the client’s sense of purpose and pursuing meaningful work. These vocational endeavors are practiced in the community and on-line. Vocational training is both product and service driven. Clients who contribute to the production of items receive a portion of the profits when items are sold. Vocational skills and training also includes prevocational training such as adaptive computer courses and other adult education classes that can lead to viable work options.


Advocacy and community education are provided by Integrated Rehabilitation Therapies, Inc. IRT seeks to become a greater resource to the communities we serve by providing informational seminars given by professionals in the areas of law, psychology and disabilities management in order to better bridge the gap between disabled and non-disabled communities and to provide greater access to meaningful resources and information.