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Rochester Center for Autism

Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)

1811 Greenview Pl SW, Ste 110, Rochester, MN, 55902-4354

Distance: 996 Miles

(507) 424-3234


Service Details


Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) is a flexible range of mental health and rehabilitation services for children and youth with emotional disturbance and their families. The services are for children and youth who need higher levels of service than standard outpatient therapy.

CTSS services aim to help children:
* Recover an age-appropriate level of mental and emotional development that had been disrupted by a psychiatric illness
* Self-monitor, compensate for, cope with, counteract, or replace psychosocial skills deficits
* Develop psychological, emotional, and intellectual processing abilities and personal and social functioning skills

Specific services provided to a youth and their family are based on:
* Diagnostic and functional assessment
* Child's therapeutic and support needs
* Family needs
* Family culture
* Availability of clinic, home, and school based services

CTSS services can be basic community-based therapy services, such as in a home or school. They can also be more intensive site-based services, such as day treatment. For families with complex needs and multiple providers, services must be coordinated with other providers or agencies working together.

CTSS services may include (depending on need and availability):
* Therapy - Individual, family, and/or group psychotherapy
* Skills training - Individual, family, and group skills training
* Mental Health Behavioral Aide (MHBA) Services - One-to-one service that helps youth manage behavior problems and symptoms at home or school
* Crisis Planning is the development of a written plan to help the child's family to contend with a potential crisis
* Children's day treatment combines psychotherapy and skills training for three hours per day

Additional Information

Provides both center-based and in-home therapy for children with Autism

The in-Home therapy program focuses on teaching skills to your child within their natural home environment. The therapists providing one on one therapy in the home setting utilize the methods of Applied Behavioral Analysis to teach new skills to your student. An important component of the in-home program is the opportunity for Family Skills Training where you and other caregivers learn the best methods to interact with and teach your child to promote the highest level of success. One expectation for the in-home program is that a parent or caregiver must be present on the therapy site throughout the entirety of the session.


  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Mental Health Certification 
    • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Enrolled Provider 
  • Specialization
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities 
    • Developmental disabilities 


To be eligible for CTSS, three conditions must be met. The youth must be:
* Enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare
* Diagnosed with a mental health disorder that meets the criteria for emotional disturbance (0 to 18) or mental illness (from age 18 to 21)
* Require rehabilitative mental health services to address their mental health needs, as documented in their diagnostic assessment

Services are primarily for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In-home visits need to be within 30 miles from the main office.

Application Instructions

By referral


None as covered by Medical Assistance benefit

Area Served

Olmsted County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 424-3234

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