New Programming for people on the Autism Spectrum/Neurodiverity

Autism/Neurodiversity at The Farm
A Supportive Healing Community

CooperRiis Healing Community’s Farm offers enhanced programming and services for people with mental health challenges and autism/neurodiversity (High Functioning Autism and/or for people formerly diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome).

This program folds into the mission of CooperRiis and its core person-centered and strength based treatment within a Healing Community model. CooperRiis’ integrative recovery approach, wellness practices, intensive clinical services, and building of independent living skills serve as a necessary and beneficial foundation of recovery for this area of specialization.

Our friendly Admissions team is standing by to tell you more:
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Our Approach to Autism/Neurodiversity

Skill Development & Program Goals

CooperRiis Healing Community’s programming and additional services offered for residents with neurodiversity/autism will work towards specific goals:

  • Social skill building with opportunities to  learn/practice social engagement skills such as: making and keeping friends.
  • Skill development to manage the sensory
    environment.
  • Emphasis on community involvement and development of life skills needed for successful integration into community setting.
  • Developing flexibility to switch between various demands and tasks to respond to changes in the environment.
  • Self-advocacy and self-determination skills.
  • Pre-employment skills through the Community
    Work & Service Program (CWS) such as: following direction, productivity, interpersonal
    interactions, initiation, task completion, offering feedback, etc.
  • Discharge planning that focuses on independent living with connection to a supportive community.

What We Offer

  • Psychiatry 
  • Psychotherapy 
  • Experiential Therapy 25 hours/week 
  • Therapeutic Work Model
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Wellness & Nutrition
  • Life & Social Skills Workshops
  • Aftercare Planning & Support

Part of our Continuum of Care

A Continuum of Care

CooperRiis offers a safe and structured environment to support an individual’s mental health recovery and healing through a combination of clinical care, purposeful work, service to the community, and holistic health and wellness practices.

We can help.

Contact us to get started with our healing community.

What to Expect 

We are waiting to assist you and answer your questions now. 

Call to speak with one of our friendly admissions team members. We will help you determine which program would be best for you or your loved one, and gather information about the potential resident. 

Or, email us any time at: Admissions@CooperRiis.org