Autism IOP Program

"Learn tools for managing difficult emotions and fostering healthy relationships!"

Who's appropriate?

Our Autism-Specific IOP Program was created to help provide young adults (ages 18-30), with autism spectrum disorder, with helpful tools for managing difficult emotions and fostering healthy relationships. It is intended for those on the autism spectrum looking to gain a sense of independence in life.

What can you expect?

Through an adaptive cognitive-behavioral approach, group members will learn to enhance knowledge and awareness of day-to-day experiences. Individuals will be challenged to change their experiences in the direction of thriving includeing: Learning to identify thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how each influences the other, learning to express oneself, communicate boundaries to others, and engage in life-skills consistently, fostering a sense of independence. The group  incorporates practicing skills and application across many settings including social life, family life and even work life.

How can group produce long-term change?

While this group is very skill focused, it does maintain a process-oriented approach as well to allow group members to engage with one another and process specific experiences that may occur outside of group. This is an important piece to the treatment as it allows clients to navigate real time scenarios in more helpful and valuable ways. As a result of consistent group attendance, individuals can expect to feel more capable and competent in their every day lives.

Alexis Grier

A welcome message from our Autism IOP Clinician:


""I know being vulnerable can be scary and opening up to someone new is hard. I want you to know that no matter what, I will do everything to create a warm, non-judgmental space where you are welcomed for who you are. I believe in your abilities, now you it is time for you to believe in them too."

-Alexis Grier, MS

"From the outside looking in, it is hard to understand. From the inside looking out, it is hard to explain. We are here to help."

Our intake department is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm to answer any questions about our programs & services, where we are located or other questions you may have. Call us today to schedule your first appointment to begin your journey to thriving!