Teen Autism

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

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 Autism. Autism is a prominent in teens, affecting 1 in 54 teens according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control). Autism is a developmental disability that is characterized by difficulty with reading social cues, communication and behavioral challenges. Autistic teens communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are not typical for other children. The differences 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 teen has autism. Our therapists can work with the individual on building social skills, we can work with the parents by supporting them through their journey and how it might affect their marriage and/or family and we can work with the siblings of Autistic teens to learn how to understand and how to get their needs met in healthy ways. If your Autistic teen is really struggling to manage differences, our psychiatrist can determine if medication can be helpful so that your autistic teen can better benefit from therapy.

It is typical for a family with an Autistic teen to be unbalanced, meaning that the one with the differences 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 Autism. Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, Inc. (CTFT) is proud to provide services for Campbell, San Jose and the entire Bay Area!