Teen Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Has your teen been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ?
  • Are you struggling as a parent on how to support your teen who has ASD?
  • Is your teen having trouble in school due to ASD?
  • Do you have difficulty communicating with your school about your teen’s ASD?
  • Are the siblings of your teen with ASD affected negatively by their behavior?
  • Do you wonder if your teen has Autism Spectrum Disorder?
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Teen Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

If you answered yes to any of these questions, an Autism Evaluation can provide a diagnosis. Therapy can help your teen and family to cope and thrive with ASD. ASD is a prominent disorder in teens, affecting 1 in 54 children according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control). I ASD is a developmental disability that is characterized by difficulty with reading social cues, communication and behavioral challenges. Autism is now considered a spectrum disorder and children with ASD communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are not typical for other children. The spectrum can range from gifted to severely challenged. For some it means they need a lot of help in daily life and others will need less.

At Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, Inc. we are here to help. Our psychologist can evaluate and determine if your child has ASD. Our therapists can work with the individual on building social skills, we can work with the parents by supporting them through their struggle and how it might affect their marriage and we can work with the siblings of children/teens with ASD to learn how to understand and how to get their needs met in healthy ways. If your child is really struggling to manage symptoms, our psychiatrist can determine if medication can be helpful so that child can better benefit from therapy.

It is typical for a family with ASD to be unbalanced, meaning that the one with the symptoms takes lots of time and effort and the siblings often overcompensate by being “the one who doesn’t cause any problems” thus often isolating or trying to be a perfectionist. We try to restore balance to the family so that all members of the family get their needs met in a healthy way. We can also work with the school and make sure the 504 plan or IEP (Individual Education Plan) is working and that the proper accommodations are being used.

Ready to get started?

Call now (408) 628-0532 for an evaluation to determine if you have ASD or an assessment to see how your teen and your family can benefit from therapy in order to thrive while living with ASD.