Referral must originate from
Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) case
management or Programs Support Unit (PSU).
Family/staff must understand that NSTM is a training
organization that will be working with them and not
directly with the referred individual. That is, NSTM
staff teaches them how to intervene.
Family/staff must understand that NSTM is a long-term
service not a crisis oriented one.
Staff is there to train, thus intervention development
occurs only after behavioral competency is achieved.
b) Crisis management may be addressed by a problem-solving
model through which natural supports are utilized
to maintain physical safety.
There must be at least one person available on a weekly
basis who is willing to function as the primary trainee.
All family members/staff who work with the referred
individual are strongly encouraged to attend training
Behavior referred should be one's that have been historically
resistant to shorter term behavioral intervention
(i.e. PSU behavioral consultation).
There may be a waiting period between referral and
Cases are "prioritized" by DDD.
b) We do get to all cases that are referred.