- Has your child been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum?
- Does your child struggle socially?
- Does your child get overwhelmed easily?
- Does he like routine to the point that it interferes in your family life?
- Are there just a few topics that she really enjoys and these topics consume her life?
- Is your child described as “marching to the beat of his own drummer”?
These are some of the ways in which people describe their loved one who is on the Autism Spectrum. When children are born they do not automatically know how to navigate their social world. Some kids learn social skills almost by osmosis, whereas others need more support. Many of the children and teens who are on the Autism Spectrum struggle with executive functions and anxiety. Most significantly, they struggle with social skills. Kids spend between 35-40 hours a week at school around their peer group and if they struggle with peer relationships it makes for a long, often painful week. When kids struggle socially they often lack the confidence to find healthy peer relationships. They may have friends who put them down and don’t treat them well. Since our relationships with others are such an important part of our lives, it is vitally important for kids to get support if this is an area they struggle with.
At MVP, we have counselors who specialize in working with children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. We understand the struggles and strengths. We have counselors who are trained in supporting kids and families as they navigate through school, friendships, and family life. Through counseling your child can gain the support they need to reach their potential.
Call us today at 720-583-9332 if you feel your child or teen could use support in this area of life.