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Individuals with autism spectrum disorder often communicate, learn, and behave differently than others. While we believe neurodiversity should be celebrated, we also understand how some common characteristics of autism spectrum disorder can make life, and mental health, more challenging.  

True Life’s autism spectrum disorder program in San Diego, California, includes a comprehensive wellness assessment, ASD-specific screening measures, and a mixture of mind-body modalities custom selected to meet each patient’s unique needs. We have experience treating adults with late-diagnosed ASD, as well as those who received a diagnosis during childhood, and those who are exploring a potential diagnosis for the first time. 

At True Life Center, our holistic approach allows us to address each of the facets of an individual’s life that may be impacted by neurodivergence, including relationships with others, career/schooling, self-esteem, physical health, and activities of daily life. Our integrative team of practitioners are ready to guide you or your loved one toward developing the skills and perspective to live an authentic and full life. Please reach out to our team at 866.693.6798 to learn about how our outpatient treatment program is a great fit for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? 

Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental condition that can include deficits in social communication, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. While symptoms typically begin to appear during the first two years of life, the wide range of symptoms and severity (hence the “spectrum” disorder) mean that individuals often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed well into adulthood. This can cause much confusion as individuals may struggle in social situations or with everyday tasks without understanding why. The compounding effect of these struggles can lead to an exacerbation of mental health conditions.  

Autism advocate Dr. Stepen Shore once said, “if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” referring to the variety of ways the disorder manifests in each individual. However, through their extensive work within the ASD population, experts have identified a set of common characteristics that include:   

  • Difficulty understanding other’s thoughts and feelings 
  • Avoiding eye contact 
  • Extreme adherence to routine 
  • Fixation on subjects or activities 
  • Frequent sensory overload 
  • Repetitive actions and self-stimulating behavior 
  • Social awkwardness 
  • Emotional dysregulation 
  • Difficulty with planning and execution of tasks 

Our Autism Spectrum Disorder Program  

At True Life Center, we want to empower individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to live rich, full, and authentic lives. As one of the only mental health centers in San Diego specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder for adults, we have a unique understanding of the way neurodivergence and mental health conditions can go hand-in-hand. Our compassionate team of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and integrative providers are ready to help you or your loved one make strides toward overall health and well-being. 

True Life Center’s outpatient autism spectrum disorder program in San Diego, CA, includes a comprehensive assessment, mind-body treatment modalities, and personalized psychoeducation that provides clarity and a path forward. While schedules are customized for each individual, program may include: 

  • One-on-one behavioral, cognitive, and somatic therapies 
  • Medication management with our full-time psychiatrist  
  • Executive function coaching 
  • Bodywork to regulate the nervous system 
  • Family program/family therapy for loved ones 
  • Mindfulness movement and meditation 
  • Expert guidance on nutrition, movement, and sleep    

Our program is a good fit for those who have already been diagnosed with ASD, as well as those who suspect ASD or would like to explore the possibility of an official diagnosis, and those with co-occurring mental health conditions. 

Benefits of an Autism Spectrum Disorder Program 

Within True Life Center’s ASD treatment program, individuals learn to better manage their symptoms, reduce distress, and improve their quality of life. Our comprehensive approach helps patients to: 

  • Improve executive function 
  • Enhance communication skills 
  • Reduce repetitive behaviors 
  • Improve social interactions 
  • Foster a sense of belonging and purpose 
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence 
  • Develop coping mechanisms for stressful situations 
  • Improve overall physical and mental well-being 

Our program also engages patient’s families and close friends by providing them with the education, tools and strategies to support their loved one on this wellness journey.  

Call True Life Center’s ASD Treatment Program In San Diego Now 

At True Life Center, we believe in empowering neurodivergent individuals to reach their full potential. If you or a loved one are struggling with issues related to autism spectrum disorder or suspected neurodivergence, please give us a call at 866.693.6798 or contact us online.  

Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to listening to your unique needs and helping you explore treatment options. Seeking help can be challenging, but is a crucial first step on your way to holistic wellness through True Life Center’s autism spectrum disorder program in San Diego, California.