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Portland, Maine
Sonia Garcia
Director of Clinical Business Development

Spruce Point, founded in 2009, is administered by Spurwink Services, a special educational and behavioral health agency in operation for the past fifty years, is a residential service for young adults ages 17 and over with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and other developmental issues.

Dr. Cynthia Dodge, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Services at Spurwink Services and holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology, Sonia Garcia, MBA, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Business Development and Sue Murphy is the Senior Adult Program Director. Accreditation for Spruce Point is from the Council on Accreditation (COA) and licensed by the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services (Mental Health license and Substance Abuse Services Certificate/License).

Residents of Spruce Point are assessed and given an individualized residential living plan to determine housing options which can include in-house supervision being provided 24/7, to daily monitoring as needed. Residents also receive medication and health management, housekeeping services, meals prepared for them and transportation to a host of social, recreational, cultural and spiritual activities.

Activities are offered in safe environments with trained professionals and include concerts, music lessons and art lessons, picnics, BBQ's, gardening and crafts or athletic activities such as hiking, boating and sailing, bowling, fishing, horseback riding or aerobics. Activities that individual residents enjoy can also be available.

[This information came from the Spruce Point website.]


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