The New Focus Approach
New Focus Academy believes all teens deserve the chance to lead productive, independent lives. Our therapeutic residential program and autism school gives adolescent boys (ages 12-18) struggling with developmental delays a chance to gain the necessary skills to live independently. Through evidence-based methods, immersive experiential activities, and a longer length of stay, our students have the time to grow emotionally and socially while learning and applying valuable life skills.
Students focus on learning and developing valuable life skills to gain independence after completing the program.
By taking an active role in becoming more independent, students build confidence and self-esteem as they progress through the program.
Develop Healthy Relationships
Students learn and practice necessary interpersonal skills allowing them to cultivate positive relationships with staff, peers, and community members.
HOW WE HELP
The New Focus Approach.
DR. BRANDON PARK
Executive Director / Founder
New Focus Academy’s Executive Director is considered a leading expert with adolescents who have developmental delays. Learn more about what makes Dr. Brandon Park the perfect fit for helping your son reach his motivation and potential.
YOUR SON CAN BE INDEPENDENT & HAPPY
You may be stressed and feel like it’s a dead end, but your family has options. Your son is capable of being independent and living a full, happy life. We’re ready to help your family move forward.
Twelve Months Means Success
Our intensive residential program has a minimum stay of twelve months. This gives students the time needed to develop successful habits for personal growth and greater independence.
New Focus’s founder, Dr. Brandon Park, a Clinical Neuropsychologist, reviews each student’s cognitive profile. Then a dedicated multidisciplinary team develops an effective, safe, and clinically sophisticated treatment strategy based on neuroscience and evidence-based practices.
Practical Life Skills
Through groups, classes, and real world experiences, students learn valuable life skills including:
- Healthy meal planning and preparation
- Practical job skills and experience
- Expressing difficult emotions in appropriate ways
- Forming stable relationships with others
Teaching independence is the core of New Focus’s program. By teaching students valuable life and social skills, they become more confident and aware of their unique abilities. This confidence allows them to progress towards independence.
THE AUTONOMY DEVELOPMENT MODEL
One of the unique aspects of New Focus is the Autonomy Development Model. Dr. Park and John Webb designed this model specifically to help students like ours thrive in the real world.