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
New Directions is an important “middle step” that can help someone transition from a high level of structure to a more independent way of living.
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.
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 entire family.
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.