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Young adulthood is a time of transition. Transition can be exciting and anxiety provoking. The emotional demands associated with phase of life transitions are only complicated for individuals diagnosed with ASD (Austim Spectrum Disorder). They often find themselves isolated and confused, cut off from the social connections they need to develop into health independent adults.
Thriveworks Chesterfield is responding by offering a life skills treatment group called:
LifeMap: Asperger's Success Group
Coaching Program for Young Adults on the Spectrum
Treatment Group begins Monday, January 9th 2017
10 group meetings will be held on 2nd and 4th Mondays from 5pm to 6pm.
Ages 15 - 27 are welcome
Insurance and self pay options are available
January: 1/9 , 1/23
February: 2/13, 2/27
March: 3/13. 3/27
April: 4/10, 4/24
May: 5/8, 5/22
LifeMap Mission: Building a solid foundation of productive life skills that give young adults with Asperger's Syndrome the skillset and confidence they need to be successful in the future. LifeMap helps young adults develop independent living skills so they can launch successfully into the world beyond high school. Treatment group curriculum includes social skills, high school/college support, career assessment and preparation, financial education, self regulation and coping skills training, emotional identification, relationship concepts, and effective communication.
Group Topics Sample Overview ---
Positive coping skills
Verbal and nonverbal communication awareness Making friends and improving social relationships/social interaction abilities Job coaching, career assessments, networking, and interview practice College transition, if applicable Telephone etiquette Appropriate assertiveness skills Decision making skills Friendships, relationships, and negative influences How to deal with siblings and/or family stress Peer pressure Financial education and budgeting Appropriate and positive use of social media And more!
Social outings, games, and art opportunities are an optional add-on that would be facilitated off-site to allow group participants to practice introduced skills in real life social situations. Social outing practice sessions are not reimbursable by insurance.
Address: 9846 Lori Rd Suite 201
Postal Code: 23832
Phone Number: 8044194122