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May 23, 2022

When your child needs acute residential care (feat Mike Rowley) S5E12

When your child needs acute residential care (feat Mike Rowley) S5E12

My guest today is the Administrator of Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health, Mike Rowley. I recorded this while on-site at The Converge Autism Summit in Greenville, South Carolina. Mike and I have a conversation all about the Springbrook facility. We talk about why a child may need acute residential care, and what happens when they do. We talked about the unimaginable struggles facing families when a child's behavior cannot be managed safely in the home.


My guest today is the Administrator of Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health, Mike Rowley. I recorded this while on-site at The Converge Autism Summit in Greenville, South Carolina. Mike and I have a conversation all about the Springbrook facility. We talk about why a child may need acute residential care, and what happens when they do. We talked about the unimaginable struggles facing families when a child's behavior cannot be managed safely in the home.

I've been there, and I wouldn't wish that on any child or parent.

If you're looking for this type of help for your family, or maybe know someone who is, there's a lot of valuable information in this episode.

About Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health.

About Mike Rowley: CEO at Springbrook Behavioral Health. Springbrook is a 112-bed facility offering short-term acute psychiatric services for adults (44 beds) and a residential treatment center for children with autism and behavioral challenges(68 beds)

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Mike Rowley

Dad/Social Worker/CEO

CEO at Springbrook Behavioral Health. Springbrook is a 112-bed facility offering short-term acute psychiatric services for adults (44 beds) and a residential treatment center for children with autism and behavioral challenges(68 beds)