CWC has been providing quality services for people with intellectual disabilities and complex care needs since 1959.
All individuals supported in short-term programs must have a diagnosis of intellectual disability. Each of the short-term programs focuses on serving individuals with particular needs.
- The Medical Short Term Care Unit (MSTCU) supports children and adults with medical and physical disabilities.
- The Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC) supports children and adults with regression in skills or memory or mild behavioral concerns.
- The Short Term Assessment Program (STAP) supports children and adolescents with significant behavioral challenges.
More than 200 people live in the residential program at CWC. CWC has not admitted any new individuals to be supported in this program since 1995. This is consistent with the statutory purpose of CWC, which is to provide services needed by individuals with intellectual disabilities that are otherwise unavailable to them, and to return those individuals to the community when their needs can be met at the local level.