The Newbrook Approach
Newbrook Place is an innovative behavioral program providing a community-based alternative for individuals with a variety of disabilities and intensive behavioral support needs.
Boasting a low individual-to-staff ratio, Newbrook Place was designed in consultation with a team of experienced behavioral and medical professionals. In addition to a spacious common area, Newbrook Place is fully equipped with private relaxation/sensory rooms and an outdoor therapeutic garden
Through a variety of educational, recreational and therapeutic processes, individuals learn to overcome challenges by:
- Achieving and maintaining important living skills
- Developing coping mechanisms
- Understanding social dynamics
- Identifying personal goals
- Outlining steps to achieve the defined goals
- Ultimately improving self-esteem and independence
A Day at Newbrook Place
Every weekday at 9 a.m., Newbrook Place participants are greeted by a staff of counselors, a nurse, and the program director. As participants settle into the main activity area, they have opportunities for calming activities or social interaction.
Over the next six hours, activities in therapeutic horticulture and art, culinary training, recreation and personal planning help individuals discover and develop skills for coping and living with disabilities. But these are just a sampling of the activities that take place within the center. A full 50 percent of Newbrook Place services take place in the community for integration and social development. Individuals participate in outings such as canoeing, swimming, museum visits, and a day at the park,as well as activities like grocery shopping.
Newbrook Place promotes communication, positive behavior, social skills
development, self-care, home living independence, self-direction, personal advocacy, health and safety.
Admissions and Information
Newbrook’s Payer Sources Include
Medicaid, Fairfax County, and Private Pay