Programs for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Devereux offers several programs for youth with ASD that incorporate different living arrangements including on-campus units and group homes. The goals of all programs are to help youth improve in the following areas:
Males age 10 to 17 years who have difficulties in the areas of social communication, social cognition and self-regulation.
These youth typically exhibit primary difficulties consistent with:
In addition, these youth often carry secondary diagnoses including:
The foundation of treatment is Positive Behavior Support. Multi-disciplinary teams conduct a thorough initial assessment of each child’s abilities in order to create individualized behavior plans based on the child’s strengths. These plans are designed to improve self-efficacy with a systematic focus on social pragmatic skills.
By integrating applied behavior analytic methods with a relational approach, Devereux offers youth and their families a cohesive, supportive and evidence-based model of treatment. In addition to core approaches, a full range of services are provided for optimum care:
"When I first came to Devereux, I used to put myself down. Now I have more confidence in myself. I know if I put my mind to it, I can achieve my goals." -- Alyssa, 16
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