Residential Placement Admission Process

Residential Placement Admission Process

Placing a child in a residential facility can be a stressful and confusing process, but we’re here to help. We have broken down the process into 5 major steps for you to use as a guide to help navigate your child’s residential placement.


Ädelbrook’s residential services are funded through the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and School Districts/other.


The first step of residential placement is to obtain a referral from one of these funders. The funding source will then reach out to us with your child’s referral. After receiving the referral, Ädelbrook will reach out to the child’s parent/guardian, current school, doctors, clinicians, and any other group involved to request information and to schedule a pre-placement interview to learn more about the child’s history and presenting concerns to determine the services they will need.


Next, the child’s guardian is offered a tour of the facility. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have and learn more about the program to see if it would be a good fit for your child. During the tour you will meet members of the medical, clinical and behavioral team. Once you decide that Ädelbrook would be a good fit for your child, a pre-admission medical packet will be sent to you to be filled out.  Ädelbrook will need to medically clear your child before continuing with the admission. Once your child is medically cleared, an intake packet will be sent to you to be filled out. A move in date will be set for your child after the paperwork is complete.


For more information regarding campus residential programs, please contact the Director of Residential, Elesa Nugent Weaver-Bey, or (860) 635-6010 Ext. 5740