Lakemary is a residential specialized school and therapeutic treatment facility for some of society's highest needs children. We exclusively serve youths 6-21, with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) coupled with psychiatric/behavioral issues who simply cannot be adequately served in their environments.
Lakemary provides a structured behavioral approach for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other I/DD who also have extreme behavioral and serious psychiatric disorders. Distance training for families is provided throughout each child's stay to support a seamless transition when returning home. We provide affordable, time-limited, individualized treatment and educational services, and accept both in-state and out-of-state placements.
Lakemary was founded in 1969 and is located on a beautiful 32-acre campus in Paola, Kansas, just 30 minutes south of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Situated geographically in the center of the U.S., we are easily accessible by air or car.