Join Flexible Futures®, the research-based curriculum designed to improve flexibility in high school-aged children with autism and ADHD. This program includes simultaneously held student and parent group sessions – the family learns strategies to work on together – which improves the generalization of skills from clinical setting to real life. Students engage in highly interactive activities, while the adults participate in sessions that combine lecture, role playing and observation of the teen group.
This group will not help with the academic skills for homework completion or studying for exams, but will help students develop the skills to set goals and make plans that anticipate obstacles and allow for adjustments. The focus on self-advocacy will allow students to explore their strengths and identify areas where they should seek support.
Topics of Instruction for Teens
- Identifying and understanding individual strengths and challenges
- How to be an effective self-advocate
- Finding motivation
- Transferring accommodations from IEP or high school to a college environment
- Managing time
- Setting long-term and short-term goals
- Evaluating obstacles and making a Plan B
Topic of Instruction for Parents
- Building independent skills in their young adult
- Setting reasonable post-secondary goals
- Handing off responsibilities to their children in a systematic and supportive manner
Group Duration: 14 weeks, programs begin in the Fall (Sept) and Spring (Feb) semesters
Meeting Day & Time: Thursday Evenings (6:30-7:30 pm)
Location: 8401 Connecticut Ave, Suite 1000, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. During the Covid-19 pandemic, groups are meeting virtually; please note that our licensing requires all participants to reside in the greater Washington DC Metro Area, despite group sessions occurring online.
- Complete the confidential online application below.
- A member of our staff will process the application and call to schedule a free, phone intake to discuss the program.
- Following the intake, both the parent and teen enrolling in the program must attend a 1-hour group meet-and-greet session to determine if admission is appropriate.