The BRAVE Program

The BRAVE Program at Lakeland Regional Health provides a compassionate and innovative way to help our patients who have autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder and any pervasive developmental disorders. Using evidence-based research in its creation, BRAVE helps to individualize the plan of care for children and teenagers with a sensory diagnosis to help decrease their anxiety and provide a safe and non-threatening atmosphere.  While maximizing a patient’s privacy, BRAVE allows team members and other caregivers to be aware of a child’s unique needs so each child receives personalized care.


The video below explains the BRAVE Program and what you can do as a parent or caregiver to make visits to the Medical Center less stressful.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please call our Child Life team at
863.687.1100 (ext. 2424).

Looking for information on local ABA providers, therapy services, special school programming and more?

View Lakeland Regional Health’s Resource Guide.