Approximately one in every fifty-four children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder; a limited number of individuals in that group receive the treatment and care that they need.
OPG Autism Spectrum Disorder Services include options targeted to individuals and families seeking support and services for a loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have a co-occurring mental health condition or other behavioral issues, which can be addressed through OPG services.
Summary of Private Autism Spectrum Disorder Services
OPG offers customized, private services to individuals and family members; these services can be offered in-person or remote. Please refer to the below services for more information.
When Autism Spectrum Disorder is present, it can be challenging for families and individuals to determine a course of action. O’Connor Professional Group offers assessments for clients and their families; we also provide treatment consultations for clients interested in finding the correct providers for their loved ones. Finally, OPG provides multidisciplinary team consultations for complex cases (i.e., multiple co-occurring issues, concerns around a family business). Additionally, consultations include:
- Gathering of clinical history from family, therapeutic providers, and individuals
- Development of a plan for clinical, educational, vocational, independent living and social resources
Case management and care coordination are crucial services for individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Individuals require cohesive plans with vetted, high-quality resources, and tailored, coordinated services to address their specific needs and to achieve long-term success. Many families and advisors struggle with navigating the system and facilitating conversations between multiple professionals. OPG can offer case management and care coordination over the long term to individuals and their various support systems. Additionally, case management services include:
- Assistance forming a clinical team
- Facilitation of communication between providers and family members
- Creation of short- and long-term goals, monitoring of progress
- Coordination of services
OPG offers an array of short-term therapeutic training experiences for individuals and their support systems. These options range from supportive transitions from residential programs to in-home eating disorder support. Intensives serve as home-based alternatives or step-downs from institutionally based clinical programs (e.g., intensive outpatient programs, family programs offered by residential treatment programs), and allow clients to work with their established clinical teams in their communities.
Executive Coaching helps individuals assess their long-term career and educational goals, increase their productivity, and optimize their time. OPG services offer Executive Coaching tailored services in person or remotely to aid clients in achieving and maintaining successful careers.
Our therapeutic recovery coaching services include a broad array of activities that help a client transition and maintain a healthy routine and structure. Coaching services are tailored to a client’s specific diagnosis and can be delivered on a personalized schedule. O’Connor Professional Group matches the therapeutic coach to the client’s clinical profile and personal preferences. Our coaching services also assist clients with organization, time management, and executive functioning. Additionally, therapeutic coaching includes:
- Interface with insurance company/funding sources
Vocational coaching (e.g., job searching, resume writing, volunteer placements)
Educational support (e.g., applying to schools, completing assignments)
Executive functioning coaching (e.g., time management, organization)
Socialization (e.g., location of positive peer networks)
Exposure work in conjunction with a clinical team
Nutritional and fitness guidance
Coping and interpersonal skill development (e.g., stress tolerance)
Navigation of self-help meetings (e.g., AA, NA, Smart Recovery)
Transportation to and from appointments
OPG Therapeutic Recovery Companions provide individuals with support to maintain independent, productive lives. Therapeutic Companions can respond rapidly to client needs, offer intensive support, stabilize individuals in crises, and empower change while seamlessly blending into social and professional circles. They work collaboratively with aftercare treatment teams and are closely supervised. Additionally, therapeutic recovery companions can include:
- 24/7 in-person support
- Available for both long and short term support
- Available nationally and internationally in a timely manner
- Knowledgeable professionals capable of rapidly developing rapport even in the most challenging of circumstances
- Supported by an administrative infrastructure that allows for smooth logistical planning, service coordination, and client safety
- Trained and supervised closely by OPG clinical supervisors
- Collaborative with multidisciplinary teams that may include advisors, lawyers, clinical professionals, family members, and/or employers
- Matched to a range of clinical needs, personality profiles, and interests
- Skilled at navigating high-risk situations and troubleshooting client crises
Treatment for behavioral health issues focuses on the individual, while family members still need resources to manage their own reactions and emotions. OPG employs a “dual-track concept,” with separate professionals coaching the individual and his or her family members, to ensure that all parties find ways to heal. OPG also offers guidance to advisors, employers, and professionals when they encounter behavioral health issues in their work with families, colleagues, or employees. Additionally, family, advisor, and employer services include:
- Education on diagnosis
- Crisis management
- Support on developing and holding healthy boundaries
To see how a sample Autism Spectrum Disorder support plan can come together with the help of our team, read our autism spectrum case study.