Programs For Teens with Autism Helping West Virginia Families
Have you noticed troubling behaviors or destructive social habits preventing your child from living a carefree, happy life? New Focus Academy is a nurturing environment for West Virginia teens with a wide range of cognitive limitations, from autism spectrum disorders and learning deficits to attention disorders. We provide homelike care away from the stresses and struggles of home.
Located in Utah, we help families from all over the United State including West Virginia. Sending your child to a program away from home can feel scary. However, time away from home can be beneficial to teens on the spectrum. Learning to function and socialize with peers in a new environment helps teens experience personal growth and learning.
All these limitations can have effects beyond their initial symptoms, and many of our students also struggle with these complicating conditions. Here are just a few:
- They may experience anxiety or panic attacks when dealing with social situations in which they are uncomfortable
- They may develop patterns of self-harm, such as cutting or substance misuse, to cope with intrusive thoughts or feelings
- They may overindulge in food to distract from their insecurities and anxieties
- They may develop low self-esteem or self-confidence
- They may withdraw from the school activities and friend groups that they used to enjoy, citing peer rejection or conflict as the reason
- They may develop an overdependence on video games or spend most of their time on the Internet to avoid distressing social situations
If any one of these situations sounds familiar, it may be time to look for full-time professional help. Many of these habits and behaviors develop because our students have not received the support and guidance that they need to thrive. All New Focus Academy coaches, academic supervisors, and team leaders offer this support in our unique autism program.
To learn more, get in touch with us today at (844) 313-6749.
Relationship-Based Treatment Programs Build Social Skills In West Virginia Teens with Autism
Teens with autism spectrum disorders often become discouraged when they fail to earn good grades in school, connect meaningfully with peers that they admire, or effectively manage their own schedules. New Focus Academy is an autism program for teens who have struggled to thrive in traditional classrooms or social settings. We help students and their families work together, learn about each other, and strengthen their relationship. Located in Utah, our program helps families from all over the country, including West Virginia.
At New Focus Academy, we have made relationships the foundation of every single program. One of the ways that we do this is by matching each individual student with a highly trained coach, who will work alongside their family and primary therapist to set achievable short- and long-term goals for improvement. All our coaches participate in intensive, continuous enrichment programs to ensure that they are offering students the highest quality of mentoring and support. Here are some of the principles of our relationship-based autism program:
- Health: By improving students’ overall fitness and nutrition, coaches build a strong foundation for independence
- Education: Our coaches work alongside education professionals to help students develop their minds, meet academic benchmarks, and gain confidence in their own abilities
- Practical Skills: To prepare students for the challenges of everyday life, coaches teach valuable competencies such as managing finances and using transportation
- Social Skills: Learning how to build positive relationships is a key element of success, and our coaches support this goal through community-based programs focusing on interpersonal relationships and conflict resolution
- Executive Functions: Our coaches use fun, engaging activities to teach students principles such as time management, information organization, and attention to detail
Since these programs are all completed within the context of a strong personal relationship and a home-like setting, students are better able to retain the lessons they learn and apply them to their lives. And since the student’s family is involved every step of the way, they’re prepared to offer support once they return home.
Could New Focus Academy’s autism program be the best step forward for your family? Find out more by contacting our team today at (844) 313-6749.
New Focus Academy helps West Virginia teens struggling with challenges like:
– Sensory Issues
– Academic Failure
– Low Processing Speed
– Low Working Memory
– Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
– Social Pragmatic Communication Disorders
– Academic Difficulties
– Developmental Immaturity
– Social Difficulties
– Traumatic Brain Injuries
– Nonverbal Learning Disorder
– Mood Disorders
TACA Resources for Teens and Adults:The Talk About Curing Autism organization has compiled a helpful directory of articles and guides written by the parents of teenagers and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Covering everything from sensitive issues like puberty and self-esteem to pragmatic concerns like driving, extracurricular activities, and making the transition to college, they are an invaluable resource for parent questions.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network:Founded and run by members of the community, this non-profit organization empowers individuals to seek out new opportunities and upholds autistic voices in the public conversation about disability rights. They offer members the chance to participate in public policy programs, contribute to cultural awareness activities, and attend free advocacy training events. They also publish a number of educational resources about the autistic community.
New Focus Academy helps families from West Virginia and all over the country
New Focus Academy helps West Virginia families from cities and towns like: Shepherdstown Cheat Lake Shenandoah Junction Summit Point Charles Town Morgantown Brookhaven Kearneysville Bolivar Westover