Reaching their Full Potential

We know that having Developmental Disabilities or being Autistic/Neurodiverse doesn’t stop you from experiencing life any less.  We work with each individual, family member and the home environment to support those with special needs to learn self-acceptance and reach their own potential as well as prepare everyone for transitioning to each new stage of life from infant to adulthood.

We are trained to work with the entire spectrum of Autism from individuals who are non-verbal to Neurodiverse individuals who are mainstreaming, ready for independent living, or learning self-acceptance at every age whether 1-year-old or 80-years old.

VRCaPS is also excited to introduce Virtual Reality Therapy, which has found to make treatments more effective and motivating.

For parents whose child is newly diagnosed with Autism, we give parent training on what to expect, what to look out for and the resources and education pathways/possibilities
In VRCaPS, we answer any question and train parents in methods which not only are effective, but also fit in with their energy level and time, because a strategy is not effective if you’re too tired to implement it.  Our behavioral training also assists with Transitioning, Sleep Training, Potty Training, and Vacation Planning.

When dealing with children, there’s a difference between Tantrums and Meltdowns, and we help families distinguish between them and act accordingly to maintain safety and to reduce frequency and severity, making each new episode more manageable and less distressing for the individual and family.

As one of the biggest safety and behavioral management issues, we give parent training, problem-solving, vacation preparation, and stay up-to-date with the latest resources and technology.  By helping to prevent and manage children’s running away behavior as well as electronic safety nets during emergencies, we hope to bring peace of mind and safety
Working with individuals on the spectrum of all ages, we don’t judge or blindly push clients to socialize.  Instead, we teach social skills to overcome obstacles which may impede gratifying relationships and to help increased coping resources when outside their comfort zones, and using their personal goals and interests to motivate them to reach out.

For many Neurodiverse individuals, seeing one’s own differences as strengths and part of diversity rather than weaknesses can sometimes be a challenge.  We help each individual to truly see what their real strengths are and help them to determine their own roles in the surrounding environment.

One of the biggest concerns for individuals on the spectrum and their families is the question of living independently.  We assist with assessing at what level of independence each individual can attain comfortably, assist with support and training, and direct them to the resources they need to help support them.
As each individual matures and begins facing the greater challenges, they may be overwhelmed.  Coupled with emotional regulation difficulties, anger issues may emerge in many cases.  Our anger management techniques assist each individual to find alternative ways to express their feelings
Being on the spectrum does not remove the sexual urges that come with growth, especially in the Age of Internet and Information.  We assist each individual to recognize appropriate boundaries and techniques that promotes respect and safety for self and others.
We also work with conditions which occasionally co-occur such as MS, Bipolar, or Schizophrenia, which may be associated with some individuals on the spectrum.
We are periodically running Parent Training Groups (availability varies due to demand).

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