I can help you as and autistic adult and I can help you to guide your adult child with autism

Individuals, regardless of their diagnosis, want and need control over their lives. You might be experiencing challenging behaviors or the opposite: shutting down and your adult child making their lives more secluded. I can help you navigate communication and decreasing compensations in ways that support that transfer of responsibility and control. I can help you set clear boundaries that your teen can follow while also respecting their unique personalities and learning styles. Our aim together is to raise your teen’s confidence in social engagements and decision making so that they can reach their personal goals and needs.

I can help you as parents

  • Ensure balance for yourself and partner or friends so you can stay at your best
  • Navigate the sea of information on autism and development, choosing what is right for you and your adult child
  • Understand and address challenging behaviors or shut down
  • Determine what interventions are needed versus acceptance and adjustments
  • Understand and navigate school, supportive living or work services – knowing what to ask and when
  • Be accountable for the plans you create – helping you with follow through and stay focused on the long term vision of balance and quality of life for your child and family

Targets of support for parents

  • Self and couple care
  • Understanding the core issues of autism and how to alleviate obstacles to social engagement
  • How to recognize and support regulation
  • How to address challenging behaviors or shut down/withdrawal
  • Leisure – How to help your adult child enjoy a balance of leisure activities along with their responsibilities
  • Leisure – Help your adult child have a variety of ways to destress/calm their system
  • Lifestyle – Bringing your adult child into daily life activities
  • Lifestyle – Making daily activities of daily living (cooking, cleaning, laundry) easier and more positive
  • Lifestyle – Providing household responsibilities to your adult child to feel like a contributing member of the family/home
  • Lifestyle – Providing money management opportunities and guidance
  • School/Work – guiding you to understand and advocate for appropriate goals and support/services
  • School/Work – helping you collaborate with other professionals

Targets of support directly to autistic adult

Every person with autism is different. My service to autistic adults directly is to guide them to understand and advocate for themselves while learning how to also achieve their own personal goals. With adults, I do provide this service as a stand alone support but if the adult is living at home, it is ideal to also be working with those supporting people supporting them as well.

  • Helping the person understand their own autism
  • Guiding them to understand their own regulation and processing
  • Helping them set their own personal goals for their own balance and well-being
  • Transferring thinking and planning to them
  • Helping them build confidence in meeting their own life goals in manageable and achievable steps