Overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee, The Stables sits on 25-acres designed for housing, dining, education, groups, multisensory experiences, and a wide variety of recreational and adventure activities. The Stables environment gives individuals a safe, non-institutional setting that allows them to reconnect to nature and animals while experiencing a healthy social engagement.

The serene mountain environment that surrounds Pasadena Villa is the perfect place for a peaceful road to recovery. Our retreat-like setting helps individuals on the autism spectrum to explore the vulnerabilities that interfere with self-awareness, acceptance, and growth, ultimately creating a unique opportunity to develop life strategies and the inner-strength necessary for sustained success. We provide evidence-based therapeutic activities and outdoor experiences that include Cades Cove, Wears Valley Ranch, Little Pigeon River, and the Smoky Mountain National Park that allows individuals to engage in hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, and horseback riding.

What We Treat

The Stables Autism Program has been designed to prepare individuals for a life of independence through social integration and practical skill development. Treatment at the program emphasizes self-efficacy, access to intrinsic motivation, and the development of a healthy identity. Our highly trained professionals use evidence-based strategies to help individuals engage with one another, problem-solve, and communicate. Combining these strategies with nature-based activities and social integration make the difference in our program. We bring autism treatment to a new level with our professional expertise and the understanding of research, which allows us to fill the treatment gap in a meaningful and innovative way.

How We Treat

Level 1: Assessment, Stabilization & Orientation

Comprehensive assessment, profile development, and individualized treatment plan development and implementation.

Level 2: Assimilation & Application Phase

Adaptation and adjustment to the environment, and others in the program.

Level 3: Action & Integration Phase

Preparation for the return to the family, home, work, and community environment.

Level 4: Maintenace and Modeling Phase

Opportunity to demonstrate leadership and utilize skills.

Levels of Care

Intensive Residential Treatment: Our most intensive level of care, Intensive Residential Treatment offers a high staff to resident ratio, 24-hour staffing, and a variety of individualized therapies, education, and support woven into Pasadena Villa’s Social Integration Model™.

Supported Housing: Our Supported Housing services allow clients to participate in individualized therapeutic activities several times a week while living within their own, off-site residence. Our staff helps in finding and securing appropriate housing, as well.

Start Your Recovery Journey

If you would like more information on the Stables Autism Program at Smoky Mountain Lodge, please call us today at 407.378.3519 or send a message using the form on contact page.

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