Ross’ Story

Ross, a former student at SCO’s Westbrook Preparatory School, is a motivated and engaging young man who has Asperger syndrome. “I’m actually different from many people with Asperger’s in that I’m a very social guy,” says Ross. “On the other hand, sometimes I am unaware of other people’s feelings. I can be impulsive, and I do get overwhelmed. ”

Ross had difficulty adapting at his previous public school due to these challenges. However, Westbrook’s residential school setting gave Ross the opportunity to work on his social skills and develop strategies to help him avoid feeling overwhelmed.

One key element of life at Westbrook is the internship program. While students find comfort and build confidence living and learning with other teens who have similar challenges, they know that they need to prepare themselves to communicate and work well with all kinds of people. Ross’s first internship was at Sports Authority, and he held another at St. Brigid’s Elementary School Camp where he found talking with children about sports very rewarding.

His interest in sports led Ross to his next internship at WCWP 88.1 FM, the college radio station at CW Post. He ran the audio control sound board at sporting events, made guest appearances on a college sports talk show and researched sports information for use on air. He enjoyed his experience so much that he decided to study communications in college.

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High Fidelity Wraparound

High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) provides services for youth ages 12-21 with high acuity, complex mental health needs and their families. HFW is a youth-guided, family-driven planning process that uses an evidence-based model of care coordination to improve outcomes while giving families a greater voice in decision-making. The HFW team partners with the child and family to develop intensive, individualized plans and care coordination, enabling the child to remain at home or in the community.

We get to know YOU – your strengths and needs; who you are as a family and what’s most important to you.

We create a team together that meets monthly, where you are supported to take the lead in developing a plan to reach your goals.

We’ll work closely with you and your team to learn what works best for you and your family. We will support you to recognize your progress and make changes where needed.

We’ll celebrate your success along the way and support you to discover your power to face and overcome any challenges you may meet after Wraparound.

To learn more about Wraparound services and how they can help your child and family, check out this video.

Who Can Benefit from this Program?
Families living in Brooklyn or Queens with youth ages 12-21 with high acuity, complex mental health needs.

How to Access this Program
Families may apply through the NYC Mental Health Services: Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA) (Write “High Fidelity Wraparoud” at the top of the application.)

Success Stories

Ross’ Story

Westbrook Preparatory School

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