Group-Based Treatments for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Group-Based Treatments for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Group treatments are targeted for young adults with ASD from ages 19 to 26 (College to Post-College) who have fluent verbal abilities and can participate in small group discussions.

For Young Adults to Enhance Independent Living Skills:

This group treatment teaches young adults how to build on their independent living skills that includes organizing their schedules, being better about taking care of household chores and personal care, being more independent with their money management, and   learning general ways to manage stress by using healthy coping strategies.

Young adults will learn strategies in a group setting with peers. Treatment will draw from evidence-based interventions to enhance organizational and daily living skills.

For Young Adults with Anxiety:

This group treatment teaches young adults how to manage stress and anxiety by learning healthy coping strategies.

Young adults will learn strategies in a group setting with their peers. Treatment will be based on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), an evidence-based intervention to treat anxiety. Anxiety related to being in social situations, excessive worries, and needing to complete certain habits will be targeted. 

For Young Adults with Depression:

This group treatment teaches young adults how to manage difficult feelings, including feeling sad and overly critical of themselves by learning new ways to think of situations and healthy ways to manage their feelings.

Young adults will learn strategies in a group setting with peers. Treatment will be based on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), an evidence-based intervention to treat depression. Moderate feelings of depression, such as feeling sad, overly tired, having a loss of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable, and feeling guilty will be targeted. This group is not appropriate for young who have active thoughts of harming themselves.

General information about the young adult groups: 

The programs will be provided across 16 weekly sessions once a week on Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

If you are interested in any of our programs, please contact our office at the Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic (CAN Clinic) to set up an intake appointment to determine if this form of treatment is a good fit for your young adult at: 310-794-4008. 

Cost: Please call our office for information about our current fees. Self-pay fees are $100 per week plus a one-time intake fee. Many insurance companies may cover part of the cost of the program.