Hi -- I'm looking for advice/ resources....I have 2 sons on the spectrum, 12 and 15, both bright but with anxiety and depression. The 15 year old has extreme anxiety and depression and stopped going to school 4 months ago. We've tried to get him to attend an anxiety day treatment program for teens, but he is refusing that, as well and spends most of the day in his room and doesn't leave the house. We've been advised to seek residential treatment - either a wilderness therapy for "soft" kids or a residential treatment center focused on anxiety related disorders. Does anyone have any experience with wilderness or residential treatment that understands how to successfully work with youth with high functioning autism?

Posted by sofuji7 at 2023-04-16 00:18:31 UTC