At Visions Treatment Centers, our teen autism therapy program approach is individualized behavioral therapy based, helping adolescents avoid unwanted behavior and learn to better communicate with peers. We also offer educational and vocational help for young and older teens, so they can continue to learn while in autism therapy and prepare for higher education, or appropriate work opportunities.
Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by a wide range of symptoms along the teen autism “spectrum”. The spectrum does not refer to high- or low-functioning autism but instead to the variety of symptoms associated with the disorder. Teen autism does not imply low intelligence, although autism spectrum disorder can co-occur with cognitive disability, a different condition.
Many children and teens on the spectrum have average to high intelligence, but struggle immensely with sensory perception, self-control, repetitive behavior, social interaction, face-to-face communication, and other symptoms. While some teens can cope with their condition far more than others, all forms require autism therapy, treatment and support.