Coming in Summer 2024!

The Program

Located on the grounds of Shrub Oak International School, the Pines is a 24-bed, coeducational program designed for autistic youth ages 12-17 in need of significant psychiatric support and- stabilization before transitioning to a less restrictive environment. Students at the Pines will receive psychiatric services, individual, group, and family therapy, as well as academic and life skills instruction in a safe, supportive environment with a 2:1 student-to-staff ratio. Additionally, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy will be provided as needed.

Students are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. An interview and 90-day minimum stay is required. Following participation in the Pines program, students may be considered for admission to Shrub Oak International School. Both the Pines and Shrub Oak International School are LGBTQ+ inclusive programs.

For more information, contact Lauren Koffler, MSW, Head of Admissions, Communications and Client Relations at or (914) 885-199

Our Population:

Co-occurring conditions include: 

• Active Psychosis (hallucinations or delusions) • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder) • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) • Bipolar I Disorder (BPD I), Bipolar II Disorder (BPD II) • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) • Depressive Disorders (Clinical Depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder) • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) • Early-Onset Psychosis (EOP) • Elopement • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) • Medically Fragile • Mood Disorders • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) • Personality Disorders • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) • Schizoaffective Disorder • Schizophrenia • Social Isolation • Trauma


 • Animal Harm • Current Substance Use or Active Recovery •
Eating Disorders • Gang Involvement • Homicidality • Predatory Sexualized
Behavior • Pregnancy • Substance Use Disorder • Trafficked Youth • Type 1

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