Autism Spectrum Disorder
Our goal is to help individuals with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder to collaboratively develop goals tailored to each individual to meet their social, professional, and communication needs.
“Autism is uniqueness and differences personified” -Amanda Friedman
Adults and children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) simply see the world from a different perspective. Social interactions and communication may look a little different for individuals diagnosed with ASD, and sensory perception is unique for each person as well. This can have an effect on your ability to navigate the environment you are in, to have relationships, and to find employment. Making transitions to each phase of life and adapting to change can be challenging for you. Learning how to maintain fulfilling relationships, employment, independent living skills, transitioning to a new stage of life, and managing sensory processing symptoms can be achieved.
Adults on the spectrum have also been commonly found to struggle with mental health barriers like anxiety and depression. You may feel like catastrophic thoughts are overwhelming you with anxiety or like a dark cloud is following you with depression. There is hope and you can achieve peace of mind while addressing symptoms of ASD.
Family members and loved ones of individuals who are diagnosed with ASD may also be struggling to understand how to help them. Especially in transitional periods, you are concerned for your loved one who has ASD and may not know how to support them. You and your family can find the relief and support you need to process your experience with caring or living with an individual with ASD.
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects each individual differently, and the uniqueness of each person on the spectrum can be accommodated and symptoms can be treated. Social and communication barriers, difficulty with transitional periods, and sensory issues for children and adults can be addressed with cognitive behavioral therapy, relationship development treatment, and sensory integration therapy. The hardships and uniqueness of ASD can be difficult to navigate but you have the capacity to change and to heal.