Be very wary of this program. It is not at all as advertised. They seem to spend more time on advertising then helping the actual kids. Dr. Rubin is a consistent liar to parents and seems to be more interested in money than your child’s safety. He puts kids with Autism and other mental handicaps in significant danger, by putting them with drug addicts and gambles, by not being selective and specializing in what they treat. This leads to many of the lower functioning kids to be abused verbally and peer pressured into crime, I saw multiple shop lifting first hand that led to an arrest of a student there who was doing it on behalf of another person. Dr. Rubin realized on the unfortunate mental disabilities these kids are given to lie and manipulate them because they do not understand social cues, and when they are being lied too. In the new directions building the phone number that is required to be posted in all mental health facilities in Florida, is hid behind a do, and also has the number partially worn off, so that no one will see it. If they do take the time to look close enough and this hidden mental health abuse number they would be seen by staff and I’m sure degraded. Confidentially is a major issue at this program. Considering it is mental health, you can hear and are told by the stay about everyones business and also there personal information. I was in there building and literally heard a whole therapy session in the room next door. They do not have the facilities to support this program. My information was revealed to other patients as well, leading to significant damage, when i would express issued with another patient that patient was told, and some of the patients don’t like “”snitches”” so you are effectively then treated poorly by people you could be in group therapy with because they do not want to do the right thing. When I raised concerns about certain participants in the program abusing people without the mental capacity to deal with it they told me, they were going to kick those individuals out, and then go on to tell me there whole story and mental diagnosis in some cases unsolicited. The programs services, are not at all as advertised. They significantly exaggerate the extent of services to which they are able to provide. For example, I was told I would have regular meetings with a therapist. This did not happen. They were frequently cancelled due to the unorganized nature of the program.” .
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