Autism & ADHD Residential Treatment
The Haven is Ascend’s neurodivergent residential treatment facility, which is tailored to meet the specific needs of adolescent clients (ages 12-17) with secondary diagnoses related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sensory processing issues, and other socio-emotional problems.
Located on a small animal farm, this unique autism and residential treatment facility works to address mental health issues while also fostering and supporting our client’s interpersonal connectedness and empathy, the creation of community, the development of improved social relationships and executive functioning skills, and the cultivation of a positive sense of self. Learn more about the approach and services we offer in our neurodiversity-affirming therapy program for teens.
The Approach at Haven
Our autism and ADHD residential treatment program incorporates several techniques that assist and support our diverse clientele, including:
- Appropriate neuropsychological testing for diagnosis and identification
- Personalized planning to support and address their social and educational needs
- Seasoned therapists with extensive experience in neurodiverse populations
- Programming with a focus on building life skills, including daily chores and hygiene
- The creation of a Passion Project that provides clients a space to explore their interests
- Daily interaction with therapeutic farm animals for animal-assisted therapy sessions
- Rewards-based monitored screen time to address technology dependency
- ABA and OT-certified professionals trained in behavioral management and sensory processing issues
We offer a number of social skills groups run by our UCLA PEERs and certified clinicians that are structured to assist clients in cultivating appropriate social skills and life habits, navigating relationships, and interacting with other teens. We incorporate neurodiverse-specific, evidence-based treatment modalities into every aspect of our approach, including group, family, and individual sessions based on CBT, ACT, and RO-DBT.