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Autism Programs


 

Autism Support for Teens, Young Adults, and Parents 

Social and emotional deficits are often a concern for teens and young adults with autism or a related diagnosis. At Plymouth Psych Group, we have developed several programs tailored to meet the specific needs of teens and young adults on the spectrum. We offer support in a variety of formats for clients ages 12-25 and their families to help provide the skills needed to help live a happy and fulfilled life.

All teen, young adult, and parent groups are facilitated by experienced and compassionate clinicians with years of experience working with autism spectrum disorder and related diagnoses.

To determine if the ASD programs and services at Plymouth Psych Group are a good fit for you and your family, please call us at 952-444-2099.

 

Programs for Adolescents/Teens:

Autism Spectrum Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (ASD-IOP)  is a group for adolescents and teens ages 12-18 in need of a higher level of support with the flexibility of an outpatient schedule. Lessons include (not are not limited to) skills to help build and maintain frienships, navigating social situations both in-person and online, managing bullying and other conflicts with family and peers, etc. In addition to group work and other evidence-based practices, this approach to treatment often involves a multi-diciplinary care team. 

         
          NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER!

Summer of 2022 groups will meet in-person Monday - Thursday from 1:00-3:00pm for a total of 6 weeks. To help ensure transition of skills and application of treatment into home and community life, a virtual, 1-hour, parent/guardian psychoeducational component is required by each family on Thursday evenings (time TBD).

•  June 13 – July 21 (Younger Group; ages 12 -15)

•  July 25 – September 1 (Older Group; ages 15-18)

*Note: age placement for groups depends on each individual child's level of social and emotional maturity, which will be further assessed by our clinical team during the intake process.

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Call 952-444-2099 to learn more or to schedule an assessment!

  • Chill Skills Social Coaching Group is an interactive activity group for teens that provides a platform to interact with like-minded individuals and encourages teens to break the comfort of routine by switching tasks and engaging with different group members. The lead therapist will serve as a social coach by helping the teens to develop confidence and use the skills that will help foster social interactions during the group.
    Due to staffing limitations, this group is not currently running.
    Please contact us to be placed on a waitlist and we will notify you when this group resumes.

  • Emotional Regulation Skills is a group for adolescents and teens ages 12-18 that focuses on recognizing, managing, and responding to emotional experiences. Participants will learn skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness in order to help cope with overwhelming feelings, reduce impulsivity, and enhance interpersonal relationships.
    Due to staffing limitations, this group is not currently running.
    Please contact us to be placed on a waitlist and we will notify you when this group resumes.  

 

Programs for Young Adults:

  • Gaining Personal Skills is a group for young adults ages 19-25 that focuses on a combination of advanced social skills, emotional regulation, and independent living skills.
    Due to staffing limitations, this group is not currently running.
    Please contact us to be placed on a waitlist and we will notify you when this group resumes.

 

Programs for Parents:

  • ASD Parent Support Group is a place for parents with children/teens/young adults on the autism spectrum (or with related social and emotional deficits) to feel heard, understood, and supported. Parents will have the opportunity to bring forward specific questions or challenges they are experiencing and will receive informed guidance from a mental health therapist and other families navigating similar issues. The topic of focus varies each month.
    Due to staffing limitations, this group is not currently running.
    Please contact us to be placed on a waitlist and we will notify you when this group resumes.

*Note: In light of COVID-19, our highest priority is safeguarding our staff, patients, and their families by following recommendations from public health officials and still delivering the high-quality care that we are known for. Please contact us with any questions or concerns about updated protocol or group logistics.

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9655 Schmidt Lake Road, Suite 150
Plymouth, MN 55442
Phone: 763-559-1640
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