Student Rights/Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

At intake the student and their family will be given a copy of the program handbook. The handbook covers the procedures related to the specific program and needs of the population. If at this time the individual served is disoriented or lacks capacity to understand their rights, he or she will be issued and informed again when he or she is able to understand the materials and information.


1)         The right to receive treatment

2)         The right to three meals a day and decent, appropriate clothing

3)         The right to a clean safe environment

4)         The right to be treated with dignity, respect and fairness

5)         The right not to be discriminated against

6)         The right to education that provides preparation for living

7)         The right to information about safe sex and communicable diseases

8)         The right to adequate health and medical care and the promotion of healthy and wholesome recreation

9)         The right to be informed of program rules and consequences in advance

10)       The right to confidentiality and privacy for yourself and your family regarding treatment




1)         To fully participate in the treatment plan process

2)         To cooperate with medical care, medication regimens and recommendations

3)         To know all campus rules and consequences for not following them

4)         To keep yourself and others safe

5)         To make staff aware of any problems

6)         To participate in keeping the environment clean and orderly

7)         To keep yourself clean and maintain proper personal hygiene

8)         To treat others with respect, dignity and fairness

9)         To not participate in or promote discrimination against others

10)       To respect and maintain the privacy and confidentiality of other Hillcrest students and their families

Because our students on the spectrum may not fully understand their role in participating in their educational and or residential care here at Hillcrest staff, families, and guardians are expected to advocate for and assist students in this process.