Social Skills & Relationship Building

Many young adults who need a transitional program have struggled with forming and maintaining healthy social relationships. For some autism, anxiety or self-esteem issues have made relationship building difficult. For others, social connections have historically been associated with unhealthy choices. For some some,We work with our students to enhance their ability to build relationships with family members, make positive friendships, interact with peers, feel confident to engage with the outside world

New Directions has a strong emphasis on cultivating a positive, supportive peer community that is essential in any great programs for young adults . Program participants get to know each other as they attend treatment groups, activities, meals, and events together. In addition, our staff supports residents who are prone to isolating or withdrawing to build their capacity to trust, reach out, and engage with their peers. New directions takes pride in turning what many would consider to be a failure to launch syndrome into fully independent young adults leading full and happy lives.

Our staff also helps students develop the well-rounded interpersonal skills required to have successful social interactions, prepare for the workforce, and master the life skills needed to live independently. We also encourage active engagement in the community and assist clients in building the skills to successfully volunteer in local organizations, take classes, participate in sports teams, theater and arts activities or other community recreation, etc. We have experience from turning troubled parents that aren’t sure what to do when your teenager has no friends, and isn’t engaging in life; into elated parents that are so happy to see their young adult transition into a happy, social and self-supporting lifestyle. What makes New Directions effective among programs for adults with autism are the wide variety of social activities we provide.

 

Some of our social activities include:

  • Dine Around
  • Cooking Group
  • Field Trips
  • Movie Night
  • Bowling
  • Game Night
  • Sports
  • Jiu-Jitsu

 

When parents are searching for the perfect program for their young and trying to find assisted living for adults with autism near me, or  programs for young adults with depression; It can be challenging figuring out which program will provide all of the services your young adult needs. New Directions has experience helping countless young adults on the spectrum, and young adults with emotional and mental issues, (and everything in between) achieve a happy, independent and fulfilling lifestyle. Take a look at our student videos to see how we can help your young adult achieve success.

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