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Diversified Assessment & Therapy

DATS Mission

The Mission of Diversified Assessment & Therapy Services is to provide effective, consistent, compassionate, evidence-based behavioral health services which improves the quality of life for individuals who have developmental disorders.

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Diversified Assessment & Therapy Services
1401 Chestnut Street
Kenova WV 25530
304-453-2800 Main
304-453-2820 Fax

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About Us

Like all living beings, trees cannot choose the circumstances under which they are born.
Reaching out to accept what nourishment comes their way, rooting themselves against life’s storms and seasons, trees grow toward light, and dispute their struggle for survival, yield, without notice, their fruits, beauty, shelter, and comfort for any stranger.  Beyond this, a trees’ complexity is matched only by its beauty.
We should learn from the trees.
Diversified Assessment Therapy & Services (DATS) began with a professional staff of six individuals who provided Waiver Title XIX services, a program that was initiated in the early 1990’s as a more appropriate, cost-effective alternative to institutionalization for individuals with developmental disorders. Within a year DATS expanded its staff to nearly 150, and currently serves individuals living in Wayne, Cabell, Putnam, Mingo, Boone, Lincoln and Logan counties. Additionally, DATS provides early intervention services through the Birth-to-Three program, outpatient therapy, clinic services, and a range of contracted services for schools.

Although DATS has only operated for a brief time, its staff possess an impressive resume of education, experience, and commitment to continuous improvement. The company’s mission statements reflect its goal of providing excellent services, particularly in the underserved areas of our State. The majority of DATS employees are lifelong residents of West Virginia who strive to enhance the lives of the individuals and communities they serve. Diversified is a proud of its staff and their contributions to the lives of its many consumers and family members, and anticipates future growth, improvements in quality care, and expansion of its role as a vital community partner.

DATS was licensed as a behavioral health center in the fall of 2012, following an extensive restoration of the Old Kenova Bank Building at 1401 Chestnut Street in Kenova, WV. This historic structure, home of Kenova’s first bank, was built in 1910 by Joseph Miller, a former West Virginia State Auditor and a Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service during both Presidential terms of his friend, Grover Cleveland. After the bank’s closure on Valentine’s Day, 2000, the building suffered disrepair until restoration was accomplished on the facade, the City’s most familiar landmark, and the lobby. Repair of the structure has been an integral part of Kenova’s historic district revitalization through participation in West Virginia’s ON TRAC/Main Street program. As DATS continues to grow more improvements are planned for the building.


I/DD Waiver

The I/DD Waiver Program ( WV Title XIX Waiver ) is West Virginia’s home and community-based services program for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. It is administered by BMS pursuant to a Medicaid waiver option approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the federal agency responsible for the  I/DD Waiver Program. The I/DD Waiver Program is a program that reimburses for services to instruct, train, support, supervise, and assist individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in achieving the highest level of independence and self-sufficiency possible. The I/DD Waiver Program provides services in natural settings, homes and communities where the member resides, works and shops.

We provide WV Title XIX Waiver services in the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Cabell
  • Clay
  • Fayette
  • Greenbrier
  • Jackson
  • Kanawha
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Mason
  • Mercer
  • Mingo
  • Monroe
  • Pocahontas
  • Putnam
  • Raleigh
  • Roane
  • Summers
  • Wayne


Sandi Kiser-Griffith

Executive Director

Sandi Kiser-Griffith is the Executive Director of Diversified Assessment and Therapy Services, and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her BA, MA and Psy.D degrees from Marshall University, after completing a Doctoral Internship at University Psychiatric Associates. Sandi has an extensive background in intervention.

She is contracted with many different agencies throughout the state and her area of expertise/interest includes assessment and early intervention strategies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

She is a member of Applied Behavioral Analysis International and was previously recognized as an approved continuing education provider for the American Psychological Association.

Sandi is a lifelong resident of Kenova, WV.