A day in the life of
for Young Adults
The following fictional characters represent the typical experiences of learners and staff.
It took Grace until her latest teenage years to be diagnosed with ASD. Once she and her family agreed to seek some kind of intervention – a treatment or therapy – they quickly found that there weren’t as many options for young adults as there were around the state for young children.
She arrives in the afternoon at LittleStar for a half-day at the center, working with an experienced team that developed a therapy program just for her.
LittleStar is one of the few ABA Therapy Centers in the world with the expertise to craft a course of action for young adults and carry it out.
Once Grace has developed some of the skills she’ll need, a LittleStar advocate will help place her in a job that’s suited to her abilities and needs.
Now that Grace and her mom understand more about ASD, they set goals together with her program manager, who creates a program just for her and measures her progress every day.
Grace spent the morning working on an assignment for the class she’s taking online. Her mom discussed some of the difficulties she’s had finding sources for a paper that’s due next week and whether she likes the class or if they should look for something else to take instead.
This is one of three weekdays that Grace will spend with Sandra, her therapist at LittleStar. Like all therapists at LittleStar, Sandra is board-certified. She knows to ask Grace and her mom about what they want to accomplish, and Grace’s mom brings up their conversation from the morning. Sandra makes a note to alter the last 30 minutes of the day if progress allows, to help Grace start developing some research skills for her class.
After a long and, at times, frustrating journey to her ASD diagnosis, things at home have improved. Grace and her mom are developing a communication that’s more beneficial for both of them, and that has encouraged them both to work even harder.
“The favorite part of my day is seeing the daily and on-going progress of each of our learners. As they acquire skills or approximations to skills, it is exciting and fulfilling to witness.”
Whether you’re recently diagnosed or still looking to make progress years after, LittleStar knows what it takes to help young adults. That means helping families set goals, tackle insurance issues, and even find job placements for our learners.
Our young adult learners help us set goals and give us the kind of feedback that no other age group can.
Progress for Grace is uniquely hers, and that’s why her therapy team updates their approach, every session, every day. Only at LittleStar will you find a completely board-certified network of support with the expertise it takes to help adult learners make the progress they desire.
ABA Therapy makes a real difference.
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