Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides services to children and adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism (HFA). Areas of need are evaluated, and a range of service options are discussed with the family during a Treatment Assessment appointment. Our team consists of psychologists, social workers, and behavioral consults.
Children and adolescents with Asperger’s / high-functioning autism and their families benefit from learning about their condition and effective ways to cope in a group format. We offer several forms of group intervention, primarily based on age.
All group offerings currently require both child and parent/caregiver participation in concurrent sessions.
ASC-G: Acquiring Social Competence Group: This group involves 10 weekly sessions during which parents and children meet separately to develop basic knowledge and skills that utilize cognitive-behavioral strategies for problem-solving, emotion management, and social skills.
MF-PEP: Multi-Family Psycho-Educational Psychotherapy: This group involves 9 weekly sessions during which parents and children meet separately to develop basic knowledge and skills that utilize cognitive-behavioral strategies for problem-solving, emotion management, and social skills.
Have additional questions on these groups or other services offered at Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders?
Contact Melissa Lawrence at 614-355-8315 ext. 82024 or Melissa.Lawrence@Nationwidechildrens.org.
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