Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment

Autism is a spectrum disorder meaning there is great variation between each individual. Autism is a neurobiological difference characterized by:

  • Difficulties in communication
  • Difficulties in social interactions
  • Stereotypic or repetitive behaviors
  • Sensory impairments
  • Challenges in executive functioning including attention, planning, organization, and emotional regulation.

What’s the Purpose of Diagnosis?

  • To guide the interventions
  • To open doors for services
  • To enlighten the family
  • To provide explanations
  • To allow the child to better understand themselves
  • To help caregivers find support

Prairie St. John’s utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in diagnosis and provides emergency and ongoing services for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as their families.
Services include:

  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Psychological assessments
  • Psychiatric services
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Consultation and Collaborative services
  • 24 Hour Needs Assessment (no cost)
  • Inpatient Hospitalization
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (day treatment)
  • Resource and Referral services
  • Education
  • Outpatient Clinic Therapy Appointments