Families that are well supported and are more involved foster greater progress in their child’s ABA therapy, and we believe that a diagnosis goes beyond the child.
Child’s Play’s vision has always been to be a resource where patients of all ages and need, along with their families could come to seek exceptional outcomes, all while adding to the meaning of what an Autism clinic should be. In line with this goal, we have launched Mental Health Therapy for families. Our Psychologist team and Mental Health Counselors are here for brief therapy for families, couples, siblings and more. Whether working on your marriage, supporting your other children, or simply trying to understand and become a more active parent in your special child’s life, we are here for you.
Families face additional complications affecting their own mental health: Complex schedules managing therapy appointments, workplace stress, and many other factors may contribute to declining quality of life that deserves additional support and attention. Parents of children with ASD face additional challenges in their marriage and may see higher than average divorce rates. Siblings may need support preparing for an adulthood potentially assisting in care of their loved one, or simply coping with less attention being available from their parents.
Schedule an intake with our psychology team today, and let’s discuss your need, create a plan, and help you on your way to a brighter future. Better care is just the beginning.
It is of note that mental health visits for families are treated as separate medical records and a separate privacy wall. Our ABA team, including your child’s BCBA has no access to these records unless you choose to have something shared by the psychologist. The visits by you, your spouse and your children are separate clients with separate needs.
We are celebrating our 5th Anniversary!
Monday, July 15, 2019
THANK YOU to our staff & families for all you have contributed over the past 5 years. We can all be proud of the work we’ve done… and we are just getting started!
Festival season is upon us!
Friday, July 12, 2019
Sometimes the noise and crowds can be too much for our kiddos. We have some tips to help make the day enjoyable for all.
1. Bring their favorite snacks. They may not be interested in trying new food.
2. Be ready to take a break from the crowd. Find a shady spot that is away from all of the excitement.
3. Headphones for the noise may help.
4. Know their limits. There are a lot of new sights, sounds and smells at places like that. If it turns out to be too much, don’t worry about heading out early.