Outpatient Services

The Outpatient Services Department is comprised of a team of experienced professionals representing different specialty areas including psychology, applied behavior analysis, and special education. Services are tailored to meet the needs of the referring agent and may include:

Outpatient Therapeutic Programs

• Individual/family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of clinical presentations, including autism spectrum disorders and other developmental/behavioral challenges
• Parent training in behavior management strategies
• Therapy sessions to assist parents and persons with ASD in navigating available services
• Individualized career counseling services: One-to-one support for adults with Asperger’s/ASD to
develop the skills needed for success in the workplace

Professional Development / Parent Training

Workshops/In-services on multiple topics such as:
• Characteristics, interventions, and classroom strategies for individuals with a variety of challenges (e.g., ASD, ADHD, behavioral issues, anxiety, dual diagnoses, etc.)
• Functional behavioral assessment
• Positive behavior support strategies
• Development and implementation of Discrete Trial Training programs
• Stress management (e.g. coping strategies, relaxation, imagery procedures, etc.)
• Social Skill Development

Consultation to Schools & Service Providers

• Expert behavioral consultants join the educational/treatment team to build staff capacity through the provision of:

o Classroom and school-wide consultation
o Assistance in the development of individualized behavior support plans
o Hands-on modeling, training, & coaching

• Direct On-Site Services, including:

o School-based social skills groups for children with ASDs or related needs
o Functional behavioral assessments

• Enhanced Outpatient Services (EOS)

o Intensive home/community-based support for individuals with ASDs and their families

Social Skills Groups for children, adolescents, and adults

• Focus on social skill development for individuals with Asperger Syndrome, NVLD, and similar social challenges with careful consideration given to matching individuals within groups according to age, needs, challenges, and abilities.

For more information and referrals please contact Arva Goddard at 401-274-6310 x1242 or agoddard@grodencenter.org