Autism Spectrum

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O’Connor Professional Group (OPG) helps families and individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs through customized behavioral health care solutions. We also provide support to caregivers, family members and advisors who are involved with someone with special needs or ASD requiring an individualized approach.

Behavioral Health Navigation™ and Intensive Coaching

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a diverse group of chronic disorders that include intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. With the early onset and permanent nature of these diagnoses, our clients need help navigating complex healthcare, clinical, academic, housing and employment systems. OPG’s Behavioral Health Navigation and Intensive Coaching Services provide families and individuals the help they need in both navigating the complex treatment world and building skills through intensive in-home coaching.

Our Continuum of Services Address

  • Individuals with language/communication impairments.
  • Social skills deficits and restrictive interests Individuals with varying levels of verbal.
  • Cognitive and social capabilities.
  • Clients with co-occurring behavioral health and medical issues.
  • Transitional needs for adolescents and young adults.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Special Needs Services

Case Management and Care Coordination

  • Coordination of medical, psychiatric, educational and other relevant providers
  • Facilitation of communication between providers and family members
  • Creation of short- and long-term goals, monitoring of progress
  • Interface with insurance companies and public benefit agencies
  • Implementation of behavior management plans as needed

Consultations

  • Coordination of medical, psychiatric, educational and other relevant providers
  • Facilitation of communication between providers and family members
  • Creation of short- and long-term goals, monitoring of progress
  • Interface with insurance companies

Educational Services

  • Exploring fields of interest and academic options
  • Development of a plan for educational support (e.g., applying to schools, completing assignments)
  • Assistance navigating Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings
  • In person or remote tutoring and academic support

Family Coaching

  • Education on diagnostic profile and related complexities
  • Support with behavior management strategies, family dynamics, facilitation of structured routines and positive interactions
  • Creation of a plan to address holistic needs of individual
  • Crisis management
  • In-home respite support

Placements into Therapeutic Schools or Programs

  • Review of clinical history with family members, client, relevant educational, clinical, medical and other providers
  • Selection and facilitation of admission into appropriate inpatient, residential, therapeutic
    boarding school, transitional or other housing program

Therapeutic Coaching: Available Hourly or on a Live-In Basis

  • Vocational coaching (e.g., identification of interests and employment opportunities, application/resume submission, practicing mock interviews)
  • On-site job coaching (e.g., identification of appropriate employment opportunities, side-by-side employment support, serving as liaison with employers)
  • Development of executive functioning skills (e.g., planning, organization, time management)
  • Reinforce social interaction skills (e.g., initiating conversations, reading non-verbal cues, practicing conversational reciprocity)
  • Socialization coaching (e.g. skill development around positive social interaction, romantic relationships, conflict resolution)
  • Exploration of lifestyle choices, self-advocacy, decision making
  • Development of independent living skills (e.g., hygiene routines, laundry, exercise, grocery shopping, cooking, public transportation, safety skills)
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Support with anxiety and stress management
  • Medication management

O’Connor Professional Group Is More Than a Business Endeavor

OPG is a mission sparked by my experience accessing resources for my youngest brother who struggled with addiction and anxiety for over ten years. I founded O’Connor Professional Group to help families, like mine, find high-quality resources and develop strong community-based supports. OPG is more than a company it’s a team of dedicated individuals working towards the single goal of helping people navigate these complex issues. Learn more about the people that make OPG what it is.

Arden O'Connor

Arden O’Connor,
Founder and CEO

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OPG services are not covered by insurance.