Jana and Senda, Thank you for being emotionally vested in Jessica and our family. I imagine the stress of your professions are great. You both bring a strong base of experience, kind heart, and determination that I am sure has positively changed the lives of many forever. I so appreciate the time on Friday and all you are doing for Jessica. All the best, JR
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 and do something fun. One of my favorite activities that I have participated in was a recent weekend trip to Disney where we visited Animal Kingdom and Volcano Bay Water Park. My favor ite part of Animal Kingdom was getting to ride the Avatar ride which in my opinion was
Top Ten Reasons Spectrum Young Adults 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 with Autism also suffer from Anxiety or Depression Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) Many individuals with autism are first diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Many who utilize the services in transitional living programs also suffer from co-morbid issues related to anxiety Social Difficulties and or Deficits. Social skill training. Organized social skill training groups can be very helpful for individuals
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 non-verbal, often unconscious signals they send out—is a highly specialized talent, one that Andrew Rubin (Ph.D. PSYC ’01) has honed to an uncanny degree. In the course of his career in clinical psychology, Rubin has become keenly attuned to facial and bodily intimations in his patients, drawing on a silent storehouse
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 connected to our New Direction’s team, and to provide an opportunity for them to spend time together.
The California team here at New Directions saw the potential benefit a community garden would bring to our clients, and partnered with the local Orchard Supply Hardware store to make that dream a reality.
Young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have trouble finding employment and many are unable to sustain jobs for long periods of time
Many young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder are much more likely than the average person to have anxiety and depressive disorders.