Community Psychiatric Center’s Social Skills Groups and Parent Support Groups

A group of kids having a successful Social Skills Group session.

Our goal at CPC is to provide a wide array of treatment options to help children reach their fullest potential. To that end, we offer social skills groups that help children learn better ways to make and keep friends. Children with autism can present as delightful and endearing, but sometimes don’t know what to do in order to maintain a […]

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Treatment Options for Adult with Autism

Two people hug at an Autism group therapy session.

Children, teens, and young adults with Autism are eligible for in-home or in-school services through IBHS (formerly known as BHRS or wraparound services). We offer this service through our Community Psychiatric Center’s (CPC) offices; however, these services end at 21 years of age. So, what are the options thereafter? In that respect, in this post I’ll describe four primary options […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder vs Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder: What are the similarities and treatment strategies?

Mother and father with young boy have a successful meeting with a Therapist

What is this new diagnosis, Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder? In my new book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Health Conditions of our Day, there is a chapter on autism explaining the nature of this condition and treatment strategies. However, since DSM-V, a new diagnosis has come into play, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder (SPCD) that is increasingly being used […]

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Is Autism in Females Different Than Males?

Is autism different in females

Are more boys than girls diagnosed with autism? Yes, about 4x as many males than females are diagnosed on the spectrum. Let’s look at the two primary deficits pertaining to autism We know that children with autism struggle with language and social difficulties. In fact, along with: self-stimulatory behaviors obsessive tendencies and hyper or hypo-sensitivities it is clear that social […]

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