NISAR Health and Human Services, Inc. prides itself on its reputation of providing quality therapeutic and educational services to individuals with special needs, including mental health, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury as well as other cognitive and physical disabilities.
Nisar's largest program involves the provision of wraparound services (BHRS or Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services). Wraparound is a combination of behavioral, counseling and therapeutic interventions for children with challenging behaviors, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and developmental delays. The services are team-based working with the child & family in the home or community in order to support the optimal functioning of the child and maintain the integrity of the family.
Another innovative service offered by Nisar is the Interactive Metronome (IM), a computer based program designed to train the brain to improve concentration, rhythmic timing and coordination. This program has been effective with many different diagnoses, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a variety of learning disorders, Pervasive Developmental Delay, Autism, Parkinson's disease and various brain injuries.
Nisar is also a service provider under the COMMCARE, OBRA and Independence Waiver Programs. These waiver programs give individuals with various types of disabilities new options in their quest to remain as independent as possible.Nisar provides speech therapy, behavioral intervention services, educational services and counseling to individuals who are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries as well and other types of physical disabilities.
Located in Monroeville, which is just 20 minutes east of Pittsburgh, Nisar mainly serves clients who reside in Allegheny County. However, its Speech & Communication program also provides services for clients who reside in Ohio and West Virginia.