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Our students have many opportunities for social and physical activities. Whether it’s a planned trip out in the community or...
You have a lot of concerns as a parent. It has reached the point where you believe a transition program...
Impromptu discussion between Dr. Drew Rubin and a student in the New Directions program about the impact of the New...
Sometimes your young adult needs more. You’ve both tried therapy, maybe even many different types of therapy, with no real...
A student talks about his experience in the New Directions for Young Adults Program. How the program mentors have helped...
Dr. Drew Rubin, Executive Director of New Directions for Young Adults (NDFYA) interviews NDFYA student Michael Gimson, who talks about...
Has your child been in trouble? Does that mean they don’t have a place in a transition program like NDFYA? It...
Her daughter was very dependent.This mother would receive 25 calls a day. They were all about “ridiculous” things, she says,...
Sometimes we feel we’re giving our children enough support.We wonder what more they could possibly need. Especially if they’ve already...
We want to see our students succeed. This is why we offer so many services – from counseling to academic...
For many of our students, there’s no plan. They don’t think beyond immediate needs or wants. But you know your child...
A favorite activity at New Directions is exploring the local music scene, playing music, and reviewing music venues around town....
New Directions Young Adult Disney Trip Student Videos New Directions for Young Adults isn’t just a place to get work done; New Directions provides opportunities every day to get out
Ten Reasons Young Adults with Autism seek Transitional Living Programs Executive Functioning Deficits This includes difficulties with schedules and homework assignments Depression and/or Anxiety At least 50% percent of individuals
A Family Event This past weekend, New Directions students, parents/guardians, and staff gathered for a yearly series of events to bring students, staff, and families together. Family weekend has been
Many people go to a therapist with goal of talking about their problems, and then feeling less stressed. But what if there is another way to address these feelings? How
Building Skills and Knowledge “A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish” is the New Directions motto, and recently, clinical staff had a training in an area of therapy
Ask anyone a few decades ago what they thought of Dungeons and Dragons, and you’d probably get a blank stare, or even a negative response. In that era, role-playing games
Severe escalation: Any problematic behavior by your child has become more intense. Maybe they used to get angry, but retreat to their room; now they’re punching holes in walls and
Boca Newspaper By: Ethan A. Pond Lynn University Contributing Writer >> Click here to read the article
Humans have a startling ability to extract meaning from words. For most, a facility with written and spoken language is second nature by adolescence. Reading peopleon the other hand—deciphering the
Hey Guys I always only write emails when I need to complain about something, so I thought I would just send a quick note to say thank you for all
We’ve heard the story many times: a young man or woman has trouble succeeding, and the parents enroll them in a wilderness or residential program. Through intensive therapy and hard
This parent shares her experience on how New Directions immensely helped her son. Drawing experiences such as her son's improvement in socializing and making meaningful connections with others. Also she
This inquisitive parent decides to ask a current Parent of a New Directions Child about their experience: "Hi, We're looking into the program New Directions for Young Adults out in
In this video, a mother whose son is on the autism spectrum speaks about what the New Directions program experience meant to not just to her son, but to her
The California team and clients have grown quite a bit in the last year! This year, we held our first annual Parents' Day in order to help keep our families
Kim Stoddart published an article in 2016 showcasing how the powerful impact of gardening helped her son diagnosed with ASD blossom. The California team here at New Directions saw the
Young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have trouble finding employment and many are unable to sustain jobs for long periods of time. ASD is much more common today
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often complex in nature and can have a variety of emotional and diagnostic presentations. For example, many young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder are much
For the last four years, a group of people have been rising early on a chilly Saturday morning in January to run together. But it’s not just any old fun
Why New Directions for Young Adults? New Directions for Young Adults is a comprehensive program that utilizes a team based approach. I have worked in many areas of psychology and
New Directions for Young Adults, or NDFYA, is a transitional independent living program that helps young adults get on the road to a healthy independent life. We are dedicated to helping young adults achieve their short and long-term life goals. With the help of New Directions, many young adults who previously failed to thrive are achieving independence for the first time in their lives.
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