About Us

The Regional Intervention Program (RIP) is a parent-implemented, professionally-supported program for young children and their families who are experiencing challenging behaviors. RIP has been serving families with young children since 1969. This unique, internationally-recognized program guides parents in learning the skills to work directly with their own children while they receive training and support from experienced RIP families.

There are RIP programs in eleven communities across Tennessee, including the Nashville headquarters, which serves as the training site for all RIP locations.

Our model of treatment is supported by: parent implementation, the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, data, and the Management By Objectives system.

Started in 1969, the Regional Intervention Program (RIP) was initially designed to help parents of children on the autism spectrum. It was later recognized that the RIP strategies and techniques could be beneficial to all parents experiencing challenging behaviors from young children.