Mission: To build relationships and enhances the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Attain, Inc. has been supporting people with developmental disabilities in Central Florida for over 20 years. See our brochure (2mb).Our goal is to support people with disabilities to:
• ensure people are safe, healthy and free of harm,
The Values of Attain, Inc.
• Respect the rights of consumers
Experienced, Management and Behavior Analysis Team - Dedicated, Quality Staff.
Attain, Inc.’s management and clinical team are dedicated to providing the highest quality of support. Attain, Inc.’s Directors have between 10-20 years experiences directing programs for people with developmental disabilities. Attain, Inc.’s Program Coordinators have between 3-10 years of experience supporting people with developmental disabilities. Attain, Inc.’s Behavior Analysts have on average 10 years experience supporting people with developmental disabilities. Attain, Inc. offers staff who are well supervised and trained in the areas of Resident Rights, Behavior Management, CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, person centered planning and much more. Every member of the Attain, Inc. staff undergoes a criminal history background check and driving record check. Our staff are dedicated, committed to providing quality services and eager to help meet the needs of the individuals we serve.
Craig A. Cook, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Attain. Dr. Cook has over 20 years experience supporting people with developmental disabilities, including autism and down syndrome. Dr. Cook's experience includes directing residential programs, intensive educational programs, vocational and day services, along with applied behavior analysis services. Dr. Cook is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (See www.bacb.com for more information). He received his undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University in Psychology, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. He received is Master's of Science degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy with an emphasis on developmental disabilities. He received a doctorate degree from the University of Central Florida in Public Affairs with an emphasis in organizational behavior management and organizational leadership.
Service and Support Center
2451 Regent St.
Developmental disability (DD) is a severe, chronic disability that is manifested before the age of 22 which significantly limits intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior.
• Self-care and self-direction
Examples of developmental disabilities
Developmental disabilities affect approximately 1-2% of the population. Some examples of developmental disabilities include:
Although there are a variety of physical, environmental and developmental factors that can cause a developmental disability, some of the most common are:
• Brain injury
Developmental Disability or Mental Retardation?
Most commonly in western countries, developmental disabilities are referred to as mental retardation. The differences between a developmental disability and mental retardation are:
1. The age of onset (Mental retardation onset is before the age of 18 and a developmental disability is manifested by age 22), and