Parenting Adolescents with Autism
There are a number of organizations that can provide helpful information for navigating these complex issues. The most useful support will likely come from local professionals who can help frame the unique needs of the individual. For a broader look at how to support adolescents on the autism spectrum, here are some good places to start:
• Association for Positive Behavior Support (www.apbs.org)
• Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org)
• TASH (www.tash.org)
About the author: Dr. William Frea is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He is Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), a private agency serving children and families throughout Southern California. More information about AST’s early intervention programs, parent workshops and tip sheets, and numerous other services can be found on their website at www.autismtherapies.com.
WebMD Feature from “Exceptional Parent” Magazine