Located 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Norris Academy offers comprehensive, holistic services to residents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Neurodevelopmental diagnoses. Residents in our program typically have co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses and neurodevelopmental diagnoses that have caused distress at home, at school or in the community. These mental health needs and the co-occurring developmental diagnoses can result in needs that exceed the ability of the family or community to handle. At Norris Academy, our experienced team of helping professionals provides psychiatric, clinical and educational services that assess the functionality of risky behaviors, develop plans to support behavioral change and work collaboratively with families, community service providers and schools to safely and effectively transition residents back into their communities.
Our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) at Norris Academy is licensed for 63 beds to support residents with Special Needs in small, suite-style living spaces with an emphasis on developmentally-appropriate learning opportunities. Our therapeutic residential staff receives on-going training and supervision across different areas of medical and mental health topics to assist in best helping the residents and families that we serve. Our team of Master’s-level clinical staff works hard to tailor each resident’s treatment to create interventions that will meet their unique needs.