Counseling & Educational Resource Planning
For individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their friends, family members, and educators, there are a number of unique challenges that need to be addressed in order to develop safe environments where those with ASD can thrive. The Stokes Counseling Services team in Naugatuck works regularly with individuals with ASD and their families to provide therapy and counseling services in our office, virtually, and in the home through the FAM Program.
What is ASD?
Autism and ASD are general names given to a group of disorders that occur during brain development. They used to be referred to variously by a number of different names, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and Asperger syndrome, among others. These developmental disorders impact the nervous system. They can lead to difficulties interacting and communicating with others as well as struggles with obsessive interests and repetitive behaviors.
Why Would I Work with an ASD Counselor?
The first reason individuals with ASD would seek therapy is for an accurate assessment and diagnosis. Once you, your child, or a loved one are diagnosed with ASD, you may want to continue with therapy to help with some of the behavioral aspects of ASD. You may also need to work with educational therapy and assessment specialists to ensure kids receive adequate and appropriate resources to develop their academic strengths and flourish within educational systems. Family therapy can also be beneficial to help the other members of a family system to assist the individual with ASD, but it’s also beneficial to ensure everyone receives the care, attention, and space they need to lead meaningful and satisfying lives.
How do I Get Started?
To get started, simply give the Stokes Counseling Services team a call or complete our request form. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and schedule a first session for you in our Naugatuck clinic. We are also proud to offer telehealth counseling services online, if you would prefer to conduct your sessions virtually.