Crisis Assesment Prevention Intervention Services
For Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and their families
Who is eligible for CAPIS?
Individuals who have a developmental disability, their families and caregivers are eligible.
Developmental disabilities may include an intellectual/developmental disability (IDD), cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, and neurological impairments.
What can CAPIS provide?
- 24 -hour telephone crisis intervention
-someone to listen to you
-assistance in connecting with appropriate services or programs
1 (800) 532-1200
- Advocacy and follow-up
-an advocate to help make phone calls, attend meetings, assist with
Social Services, Social Security.
- Short term crisis counseling
-private meetings with a behaviorist or social worker
-assistance in understanding and managing difficult behavior
- Support for family members
-parent support groups
- Information and referral
-linkage to programs/services
Is there a fee for CAPIS services?
There is no fee for CAPIS services which can be provided on
in your home, in our office or other locations
Who will help you at CAPIS?
The Developmental Disability Family Support Supervisor is your initial contact.
She can assist you by providing information, referrals and linkage to other services, short-term
service coordination and advocacy. Certified social workers and behaviorists will provide the
direct counseling services, behavioral training and additional crisis intervention.
How does one contact CAPIS?
For CAPIS services and information call
Mental Health Association Offices
(845) 342-2400 ext. 1253 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For immediate assistance/crisis intervention.
REQUEST FOR SERVICE
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LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE (LOA)
HELPLINE/RAPELINE 24 hr crisis intervention information and referrals
(800) 832-1200 calling outside of Orange County ( 845)-346-HELP