The two most important parts of this process for us will be collecting any and all accurate and informative documentation that you have available and discussions with you and the professionals who know your son best. Gathering of this information is one of the key factors that will allow our team to evaluate the suitability of a referral and make the best decision about placement for everyone.

Admissions Process

At Waterfall Canyon Academy we have a selective admissions process. This ensures that students accepted are placed in the most appropriate program within our continuum and assures potential students and WCA are a fit for each other. We understand that choosing to enroll your son in a program is a very personal endeavor and can be hard on the family as a whole. We recognize the emotional and financial commitment it requires to undertake such a decision and this is why we have an admissions process to walk you through each step with the support of the Admissions Director. We accept applications and enroll students 365 days a year.

Student Profile

We have a continuum of care at Waterfall Canyon Academy, which is available for all of our students to take advantage of. When determining the best starting point, we evaluate a student’s current treatment requirements, functioning ability, age, maturity level and family objectives for their future. Please take a moment to review our typical student profile. Many of our students share the same characteristics regardless of what stage of the continuum they are currently in.

Please take a moment to review our typical student profile. Many share the characteristics below:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (High to Moderate Functioning
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Executive Functioning Deficits
Low Processing Speed
Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability
Social Pragmatic Communication Disorders
Specific Learning Disorders
Nonverbal Learning Deficits
Difficulty Navigating Social Situations
Lacking Social and Daily Living Skills
Low Self-Esteem
Behavioral & Emotional Dysregulation
Adoption Issues
Family Conflict

Insurance funding may be available depending on your family’s policy and your child’s medical necessity. As a licensed private-pay facility we work with Bridgeway Billing, a third-party advocate, to help families navigate available insurance. Bridgeway Billing helps families interface with their insurance company by: checking benefits, seeking authorization and billing applicable treatment costs.

Student Profile by Program

Take a look at our student profile for each program below.

 Residential Treatment

This level of care is for students who require a high level of support and supervision.
Residential students benefit from a high staff to student ratio, structured daily schedule,
in-depth skills classes and a comprehensive therapeutic approach.
We offer residential services to males 13-21 years old.

 Transitional Living

This level of care is for students who have typically completed a highly structured program and are ready to integrate into the community.
Their basic social skills are acceptable but they need ongoing coaching as they build on those skills and apply them in real life scenarios.
They understand the safety of oneself and others rests in their ability to control behaviors, manage emotions and navigate social situations.
They would benefit from opportunities to understand and strengthen executive functioning skills, gain employment, progress academically,
and participate in life enrichment activities. We offer transitional services to males 17-23 years old.

 Advanced Transitional Living

Advanced Transitional Living students need a bridge between a transitional setting and independence.
They would benefit from 24 hour on site staff support, frequent check-ins, opportunities for group social activities,
offered skills classes, productivity expectations, vocational/academic coaching, and individualized mentoring.
They are motivated to learn, experience, and become comfortable with independence and all that entails.
We offer Advanced Transitional Living services to males 18 years of age to adult.
(We typically do not accept students over the age of 25)

Support Services

18 years and older.

Has demonstrated stability in employment.

Student of WCA’s Independent Living Program

Has demonstrated the ability to budget for groceries, personal needs, Rent, Utilities, and discretionary spending.

Waterfall Canyon Academy accepts international students. We are authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. The U.S. State Department website gives general information about this process.

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Find out which program best suits the needs for you or a loved one.

Call Bree Green @ 801-645-2568

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