Teens and young adults with autism will attain a higher level of independence with social, communication and executive functioning training.
We believe that treatment needs to be evidenced based and generalize into your natural environment. We’ve found that traditional behavioral health treatment in the clinic all day for adolescents and young adults is not as effective as an experiential based approach. Experiential settings, use the natural environment which captures natural and novel training opportunities. This presents opportunities to work on skills naturally and authentically. This is done in an outdoor or community environment. Some of the settings used to teach functional skills are community walking trails, community parks, and community hiking trails. Using a natural setting not only teaches important skills to stay safe, but also social skills, stress management, coping skills, executive functioning skills, and communication skills.