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 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
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.
Imagine if you faced the following assaults and indignations: A sizable brick is heaved through a window, shattering glass in your office, traumatizing your co-workers and clients. Hurtful signs colored with bright red arrows pop up on your street and are pointed at your home. The explicit message? You are not welcome here. A defamatory email crusade executed by a minority of outspoken neighbors spreads malicious and unfounded rumors about the home’s occupants. These online insults are then vocalized at a publicly attended
New Directions for Young Adults and Dr. Rubin have been a wonderful asset in my son’s life. They have been very accommodating with his unique schedule and have followed through with all of their contracted services. Working with them to provide my son with the best services has been a very positive and rewarding experience. They are always there when you need them. They have taken a strong personal interest in his succeeding. He is working with them and being