Vantage Point by Aspiro, a wilderness therapy adventure program designed to help teens with academic or social struggles, announced today the publication of a new white paper, “Defining Level 1 Autism in Teens: Behaviors, Challenges, and Effective Treatment Solutions.”
Each teen with autism is unique. The level of disability and combination of symptoms can vary dramatically on the autism spectrum which makes it essential for every teen with autism to get a proper diagnosis and the treatment they need. The first step towards a proper diagnosis and lasting change among teens with level 1 autism often begins with parents.
In order to best help their teen with level 1 autism, parents first must develop an understanding of what defines level 1 autism and the daily challenges their teen faces as a result of their disorder. A supportive home environment, paired with the right strategies can help teens with ASD establish more meaningful relationships and greater success in life.
This white paper is written for parents, teachers, therapists, and guardians of teens with level 1 autism, as well as anyone looking for resources on how to help adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
- What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
- Autism Spectrum Disorder: Redefined
- Defining the Traits and Behaviors of Level 1 Autism
- How Parents Can Support Their Teen with Level 1 Autism
- How Teachers Can Support Students with Level 1 Autism
- Wilderness Adventure Therapy as Treatment for Level 1 Autism
Download our White Paper and see how you can help your teen with Autism.
About Vantage Point by Aspiro
Vantage Point is a specialized offshoot of Aspiro Adventure, the program that pioneered wilderness adventure therapy. Vantage Point focuses on helping students with executive function disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Nonverbal Learning Disorders, among others.
The Vantage Point programs are designed to build self-efficacy in our students through overwhelming mastery experiences – our students accomplish goals they never believed possible, which creates a belief that they are capable of changing their own lives for the better. We focus specifically on social dynamics and social skills to help our students connect with others and feel like they can be a part of the world. Experiential Learning is a tenet of our philosophy and our program. Paired with ongoing individual therapy and targeting specific areas for growth, our wilderness therapy programs are proven successful by outcome studies and are overseen by experienced Field Guides and clinical professionals