The I/DD Waiver Program provides services in natural settings, homes and communities where the member resides, works and shops. WV Birth to Three is a statewide system of services and supports for children under age three who have a delay in their development, or may be at risk of having a delay, and their family.
The Department of Health and Human Resources, through the Bureau for Public Health and the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, WV Birth to Three, as the lead agency for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), assures that family centered, community based services are available to all eligible children and families. To be eligible for WV Birth to Three services, an infant or toddler under the age of three can either have a delay in one or more areas of their development, or be at risk of possibly having delays in the future.
DATS was licensed as a behavioral health center in the fall of 2012, following an extensive restoration of the Old Kenova Bank Building at 1401 Chestnut Street in Kenova, WV.
This historic structure, home of Kenova’s first bank, was built in 1910 by Joseph Miller, a former West Virginia State Auditor and a Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service during both Presidential terms of his friend, Grover Cleveland.
Within a year DATS expanded its staff to nearly 150, and currently serves individuals living in Wayne, Cabell, Putnam, Mingo, Boone, Lincoln and Logan counties.
Additionally, DATS provides early intervention services through the Birth-to-Three program, outpatient therapy, clinic services, and a range of contracted services for schools.
Director of Nursing Y is a Kenova, WV native and a 2003 graduate of Marshall University/St. She worked while attending school as a nurse extern in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at St. After graduation, she started her registered nursing career at Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Unit.
Kristy’s interests include psychological and developmental evaluations, Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support, therapy services, adolescents and adults, crisis intervention, professional consultation and parent/family education.
The majority of DATS employees are lifelong residents of West Virginia who strive to enhance the lives of the individuals and communities they serve.
Diversified is a proud of its staff and their contributions to the lives of its many consumers and family members, and anticipates future growth, improvements in quality care, and expansion of its role as a vital community partner.
She is the agency’s designated Waiver contact person.
Kristy received her BA in Psychology, MA in Clinical Psychology, and Psy. She completed her Doctoral Internship at an area school-based program in Huntington, WV at Huntington High School.