A family-centered program providing behavior intervention

and life skills development for youth in foster care

and adults in CCS host homes.


Provides behavior intervention and life skill development for youth in foster care and adults in CCS host homes.

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Behavior Intervention

S.O.A.R is an acronym for supporting families, overcoming obstacles, achieving independence, and reaching new heights.

The SOAR philosophy is that a disability impacts not only how someone learns, but how they perceive the world. That means traditional therapy often falls short. Through Applied Behavior Analysis and other research-based methods, we strive to understand behavior from the individual’s perspective and address it based on that person’s unique learning style.

SOAR behavioral specialists work with both the individual and caregiver to reduce problem behaviors while building the life skills necessary to be productive community members.


Our Focus

We give families and caregivers the tools to address the unique challenges of caring for youth and adults with disabilities. Children who have lived most of their lives in foster care often have missed out on key developmental life skills and have trouble transitioning into adulthood.  We empower them to overcome obstacles for greater independence and maximum potential as they become adults.

SOAR’s Four Basic Components

1. Information Gathering

We observe the individual during typical activities, and gather information from the family, schools, day programs and respite providers.

2. Education and Implementation

We educate caregivers about how the disability affects the individual’s communication, behavior, and activities of daily living. We work with caregivers to develop an intervention plan, providing guidance on appropriately reinforcing positive behavior and decreasing negative behavior. We then implement the plan, including modifying the environment, such as adding picture schedules, choice boards, and task analysis charts.

3. Coaching

Everyone who interacts regularly with the individual is trained in the plan, so it can be gradually turned over to the caregivers.

4. Maintenance and Growth

Once the individual has achieved targeted behavioral goals, our focus shifts to maintaining positive changes and increasing the individual’s independence.


Open The Door So They Can SOAR

Creative Community Services is on a mission to transform the lives of youth with developmental disabilities and mental and behavioral health challenges who are aging out of the foster care system with nowhere to go. These youth need stability and mentorship in order to become active and thriving members of our community.

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