Teens with Autism Build Social Skills with PEERS

residential treatment for autism At Heritage Academy, teens with autism build a variety of skills that help them develop confidence and a mindset geared toward an independent, successful future.   Our PEERS Academy provides residential treatment for neurodiverse adolescents and ...

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Residential Care: Highly Effective for Teens’ Attachment Disorder

residential-treatment-center A collaborative residential care and treatment environment is a highly effective means of helping adolescents and teens recover from trauma and attachment disorder. Adolescents and teens who have experienced significant trauma may develop attachment ...

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Can Distress Tolerance Skills Help Prevent Autistic Meltdowns?

distress tolerance autistic meltdowns Finding ways to prevent autistic meltdowns is always on the minds’ of parents of kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A lack of emotional control and amplified responses are characteristic of ASD, but these behaviors have not been well underst ...

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Executive Functioning Games

Executive Functioning Games Students on the autism spectrum typically have some deficits in Executive Functioning. Let’s be honest, we all have deficits and can improve in various areas. Executive Functioning skills include flexibility, memory, self-monitoring, problem solvin ...

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It Really is All About You

It Really is All About You As parents, we do all we can for the safety, security, health, and well-being of our children. In doing so, it is not uncommon to give our all to our children at the sacrifice of our own self-care. This is unavoidable for short spurts of time such as ...

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FLOW – Creating Timeless Growth and Happiness

FLOW – Creating Timeless Growth and Happiness “The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times … The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” (Mihal ...

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Building Confidence and Life Skills through Equine Programs

Building Confidence and Life Skills through Equine Programs As a young teenager, Katie seemed a little shy and unconfident. She often walked with her shoulders slouched and her eyes down. Katie had been introduced to horses before her arrival at Heritage, so when she came to Heritage, she was interested in wo ...

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