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 763-559-1640 or complete an online appointment request form to schedule an assessment.
Programs for Adolescents/Teens:
- Social Skills is a group for adolescents and teens ages 12-18 that focuses on learning and practicing social skills. This program includes both a required parents’ group component and a family session alternating every other week. Group currently meets virtually 2 days per week for 1 hour each and runs for 8 weeks total.
- Emotional Regulation Skills is a group for adolescents and teens ages 12-18 that focuses on recognizing, managing and responding to emotional experiences. This program includes both a required parents’ group component and a family session alternating every other week. Group currently meets virtually 2 days per week for 1 hour each and runs for 8 weeks total.
- Intensive Outpatient Program 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. In addition to group work, this approach to treatment often includes multi-disciplinary support from a team of Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, and Mental Health Therapists. Group meets in person 4 days per week for 2 hours each and runs for 4-8 weeks (depending on client needs). Next group begins in April. Click the link below for full details.
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. Group meets in person 3 days per week an virtually 1 day per week for 2 hours each day and runs for 4-8 weeks (depending on client needs). Now enrolling for Spring and Summer groups. Click the link below for full details.
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. Group currently meets virtually on the last Wednesday evening of each month for 1 hour. Cost: $25/person or $40/couple.
April ASD Parent Support Group:
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Virtual - from the comfort of your home
Cost: Complimentary; Free to the public
For Questions Call 763-559-1640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we are hosting our first ever panel discussion led by local ASD
Topic: A Discussion of the Biopsychosocial Approach to the Management of Autism.
Biological: Genetics, testing, medical care, medication management, and supplements
Psychological: Psychotherapeutic approaches such as individual therapy, group therapy and other skills-based programs
Social: Education, family, community, nutrition, and physical activity
Pat Lang - PACER Center
Program Coordinator, Health Information Center
Michael Carr - PACER Center
Parent Trainer and Advocate, Public Policy Coordinator
Dr. Israel Sokeye, MD - Plymouth Psych Group
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Donna Funderburk, MA - Plymouth Psych Group
Specialty Programs Manager and Mental Health Therapist
Brittan Donohoe, RD - Plymouth Psych Group
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
*Note: In lieu 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.