For every family, the first step to participating in Tristan’s Quest’s variety of services is to have an intake. The intake process takes approximately two hours, and available times vary throughout the week. The cost is $200.
During this intake, families and the child in question will talk with founder and executive director Dr. Jean Allen about their family history, strengths and weaknesses of the child, diagnosis/es (if any), what their family does for fun, and much more. We require that the child be present, and as many caregivers or family members who want to be part of the process may attend. After the intake, the child will be eligible for any appropriate services (as deemed by age restrictions and discretion of the executive director) for up to three years.
No forms are required from the family at this time, but if the parent or caregiver prefers, he/she can bring psychological assessments, IEPs, and similar.