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Autism Programs Specialist

Plymouth Psych Group

Mental Health Clinic & Autism Specialist located in Plymouth, MN

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Plymouth Psych Group in Plymouth, Minnesota, offers effective autism programs for adolescent and adult patients. Their team of mental health professionals can help you or your child develop the social and emotional skills needed to function independently and lead a fulfilling life. To learn more about the autism programs offered by Plymouth Psych Group, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Autism Programs Q&A

What is autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disorder that affects your speech, social skills, nonverbal communication, and behaviors. Autism presents itself differently in each individual, meaning that every individual has a unique set of experiences and needs. 

The team of mental health care professionals at Plymouth Psych Group is committed to helping adolescents and young adults living with ASD or a related diagnosis, by helping them build adequate social skills and regulate their emotions.

 

What difficulties might a person with ASD experience?

Navigating the transitional years of adolescence and young adulthood can be difficult. Teens and young adults with social deficits or other emotional regulation issues may experience hardships, such as:

 

  • Social isolation
  • Difficulty navigating school and work
  • Struggling to maintain everyday conversations
  • Bullying
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Addiction to electronics
  • Improper hygiene
  • Inability to intuitively interpret with others are thinking, saying or intending

 

How can an autism program help someone living with ASD?

Plymouth Psych Group offers specialized programming for adolescents and teens who have difficulty regulating their emotions and struggling with social skills. Their programming includes a combination of individual therapy, group work, and doctor oversight, where patients learn how to:

 

  • Make and keep friendships
  • Identify feelings and learn coping skills for emotional regulation
  • Hold a conversation by trading appropriate information
  • Use humor appropriately
  • Use skills for resolving disagreements
  • Better understand emotions
  • Handle bullying and teasing
  • Use electronics in a healthy way
  • Navigate life transitions such as high school and college

 

Who is an ideal participant in an autism program? 

The autism programs offered by the team at Plymouth Psych groups are ideal for:

 

  • Adolescents ages 12-18 with an autism diagnosis
  • Individuals with a related disorder that impacts social skills and emotional regulation
  • Individuals with adequate verbal and cognitive abilities to participate in a group setting
  • Those who are struggling at school, home or in community settings due to social and emotional deficits
  • Individuals who are motivated to make positive improvements

 

The team at Plymouth Psych group is currently accepting new patients who require support. To see if you or a loved one qualifies for one of their autism programs, call the office or request an appointment online today. 


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

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