Lifeline Center combines education, behavioral health, and physical therapy for children age 3-18.

We’ll help your child overcome behavioral challenges and succeed in school.

Lifeline Center for Child Development is a special education day school. We treat and educate children with emotional and behavioral health challenges.

Our programs succeed where others fail because of the unique way we integrate treatment into each child’s daily schedule.

How successful are we?

Over 90% of our students return to a mainstream school setting.

In fact, many of our students graduate and go on to college or vocational training.

Lifeline Center builds a support team with your family and encourages your child’s positive growth and development.

We offer a broad range of treatment options in a top-notch school setting to:

  • Help children understand their behavior and emotions.
  • Teach self-calming techniques.
  • Improve communication through speech and language therapy.
  • Overcome physical challenges with occupational and physical therapy.
  • Provide a support structure for the child and family.
  • Create daily stability that allows children to return to their local school.

Discover all the ways your child will grow at Lifeline Center. Select a program below to learn more.


We found the right school, thanks to terrific references, in Lifeline. We knew from that first meeting with Dr. DeOrio, when he said, “we want T to be anything he wants to be”. We were the ones crying because we finally found the school from him. We cannot begin to describe the transformation we have seen with our son from that first day.

K-12 Program

Structured classrooms and modern technology creates successful students.

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Please contact us to talk about about your child’s specific needs.

Want to know how we integrate therapeutic services in our programs? Here’s how it all works together.

We are a training site for Child Psychiatry Fellows. Medical and therapy professionals interested in training on our one
of a kind campus can learn more on our professional training page.