Caring for Your Adult Son or Daughter with Asperger’s
Caring for a 23-year-old son or daughter with Asperger’s syndrome is a very unique challenge. Questions like these can easily arise in the mind:
- How can you help your child to become self-sufficient and take care of himself?
- How can you help your child develop the life skills to survive when you’re not around?
The answers to these questions can be complicated due to the scope of the impact that Asperger’s can have in a person’s life. It interferes with career opportunities, relationships, thought, communication, motor skills, and more. The most viable solution is treatment from professionals. Many live with loneliness and resentment without adequate help.
A variety of treatments including psychological, neurological, and medical are useful for adults with Asperger’s disease. The typical treatment plans cover social skills training, sensory integration therapy, self-care skills, medication, daily living skills, and cognitive behavioral therapy to touch base with a wide variety of issues that your Asperger’s adult may face.
The Villa Orlando and Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge are adult intensive psychiatric residential treatment centers for clients with serious mental illnesses. We also provide other individualized therapy programs, step-down residential programs, and less intensive mental health services, such as Community Residential Homes, Supportive Housing, Day Treatment Programs and Life Skills training. Pasadena Villa’s Outpatient Center in Raleigh, North Carolina offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (PHP). If you or someone you know may need mental health services, please complete our contact form or call us at 877-845-5235 for more information.