Autism Services for Teens

ASD Intensive Outpatient Program

Teens who are diagnosed with Autism usually have problems in school, suffer from bullying, have addiction to screens/electronics, carry suicidal thoughts, experience frequent mood swings, and have few or no friends. Sound familiar?

Does your teen have friendship problems, struggle with everyday conversations, or lack the ability to intuitively interpret what others are thinking, saying or intending? Then the ASD IOP may be a good fit for you child.

The IOP is for teens affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or related disorders with social communication challenges. Plymouth Psych Group (PPG) offers a specialized Intensive Outpatient Program for teenagers with difficulty regulating their emotions and struggling with social skills.

Utilizing the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®), our specially trained staff coach teens to develop connections and expand their personal boundaries. This 7-week program was developed specifically for adolescents with high-functioning autism (Asperger’s PDD-NOS, and social communication disorder). The program’s goal is to improve social and emotional regulation skills.

Programming is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm (start times and end times vary slightly). Parent/Guardian participation is required. Parents receive two hours of training per week to help generalize skills to other settings.

Sample Lessons

  • Using appropriate humor
  • Choosing appropriate friends
  • Appropriate conversational skills
  • Handling disagreements, teasing & bullying

Emotional Regulation

  • Self-calming techniques
  • Making a decision
  • Changing your communication
  • Expressing emotions appropriately

Registration required:
call 952-444-2099 or
email specialtyprograms@plymouthpsychgroup.com

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