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Direction Therapy CMT (Coordinated Multi-Disciplinary Treatment) is a clinical intervention designed for young adults with autism. Direction Therapy treatments are rooted in the latest scientific literature integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, developmental theory, and neuropsychology into an evidenced based treatment approach. The success of the model has widened its scope of use to a broader population of young adults (those with and without developmental delay).
The Direction Therapy approach helps to prepare young adults for an independent life and is one of the many parts that makes New Directions Different than other programs for struggling young adults. Direction Therapy brings together therapeutic services including psychology and psychiatry, vocational training, academic support services, and life management skill training into a comprehensive service plan(that most troubled young adults programs don’t offer). Each client’s Direction Therapy service plan guides services and clinical treatment. This initial plan is developed by our clinical professionals using a combination of current and historical information about the student and family. These typically include academic transcripts and standardized test scores, historical psycho-educational reports, and vocational & psychological assessments.
Outcomes are reviewed by first identifying, and then monitoring, each individual’s specific long and short-term goals across the different domains (i.e., clinical, academic, vocational, life management skills, and psycho-social). If you are wondering “why can’t I find an autism school near me that offers transitional living, and comprehensive treatment options?” then you have come to the right place. Due to Covid-19 New Directions has transitioned into online school for autism because we are practicing social distancing as much as possible.
We understand that each struggling young adult has unique problems, and we treat a variety of young adults and also provide online school for aspergers, or higher functioning young adults on the spectrum. Once the Covid-19 pandemic is over we will resume our typical face to face education, but as of now we are providing online education for a variety of young adults on the spectrum.
New Directions is not one of your typical programs for young adults with no direction. We focus on transitioning your young adult into an independent life, with real-life situations and custom, comprehensive treatment plans that fits each students’ needs. please give us a call today to learn how we can help your young adult achieve independence!