It is crucial for all teens with autism to receive needed supports from in and out-of-home resources based on their individual traits, behavior patterns, and diagnosis. Wilderness Adventure Therapy as specialized treatment for level 1 autism can be a highly effective treatment option in helping these individuals improve their social skills, establish healthier patterns, and learn how to make smooth transitions.
Treatment Objectives of Wilderness Adventure Therapy for Teens with Level 1 Autism
A credible wilderness adventure therapy program for teens with autism spectrum disorder will focus on helping the teen with the following 7 objectives:
1. Enhance Emotional Tolerance and Behavioral Regulation Skills
2. Develop Coping Skills
3. Develop Social Skills
4. Increase Flexibility and Reduce Rigidity
5. Internalize and Generalize Skills Obtained
6. Obtain Functional Assessment
7. Develop Executive Function Skills
The dynamic treatment approach helps teens with ASD break through boundaries, build awareness, and establish healthier cognitive and behavioral patterns.
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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