Autism Services for Teens and Young Adults

Offering personalized, customized, and comprehensive services to help autistic children ages 13 years and older live their best life.

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Why Autism Services for Teens and Young Adults?

Independence & Self-Esteem

By improving your teen's ability to perform daily tasks independently, we can boost self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment.

Social Skills Development

We work with your teen on social skills training, including communication and understanding non-verbal cues, to improve peer interactions and relationships.

Parent Education

We will provide guidance and support to parents to help them understand their teenager's needs and how to implement strategies at home.

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Does your teen want to:

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Make friends
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Find a job they love
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Get better sleep
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Learn to cope with stressful situations
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Feel confident at school
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Find a fun hobby
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Make important decisions on their own
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Our Mission

We are dedicated to transforming the lives of autistic teens and young adults through innovative occupational therapy services. Our mission is to empower individuals on the autism spectrum to discover and harness their unique strengths, fostering independence and unlocking their full potential. We promise to provide

  • Effective, evidence-based services
  • A plan tailored to your teen’s vision and goals
  • An occupational therapist who will always listen, strongly advocate, and empower your teen with knowledge
  • Collaboration with your family and your teen to create a supportive environment that nurtures growth and self-discovery

We believe in breaking down barriers, fostering a sense of belonging, and championing the potential  in every individual. Our passion for making a positive impact drives us to continuously evolve and adapt our services, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of delivering transformative occupational therapy that enriches the lives of those we serve.

About Us

We are licensed occupational therapists trained in brain development, effective coaching strategies, and techniques to modify tasks for independence. We use a blend of cutting-edge therapeutic techniques, tailored interventions, and a deep understanding of the unique needs of autistic teens and young adults.  By promoting independence and confidence, we aspire to equip our clients with the tools they need to navigate the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood successfully.

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3 simple steps to get started with Autism Services for Teens and Young Adults

15 Minute Consultation

Our free virtual consultation helps us get to know you and your teen, your needs, and your goals.  We share how we can help your teen and the next steps to start the relationship.

Goal Planning

During the first session, we will identify your teen’s goals and develop a plan to achieving those goals.

Treatment

Treatment sessions will occur in the best setting for addressing goals, such as the community or the home.

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I’m Veda Collmer, OTR/L

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I am an occupational therapist and a healthcare lawyer with more than twenty years of experience helping people achieve a quality life.  I believe that we, as occupational therapists, have an ethical obligation to provide clients with quality, effective, evidence-based services that are individualized and meaningful to them.  Throughout my years of practice in occupational therapy and law, I discovered the existing medical and educational models do not address the 360-degree version of autistic people; therefore, failing to equip them with skills for developing a fulfilling life.  

Veda means knowledge and wisdom, powerful concepts that embolden the individual to fulfill dreams and goals. VedaOT’s mission serves to empower autistic people with the wisdom and knowledge to pursue a life rich with meaning and purpose.  Wisdom means learning how to build on one’s strengths, as well as find the right supports, to succeed in any situation.  Knowledge means learning about oneself to identify interests and ambitions for a bright future.  Knowledge and wisdom lead to self-determination, autonomy, and self-advocacy for a rewarding life.  

VedaOT occupational therapists offer customized, personalized services to support your child in life.  We think outside the box to help guide you and your child to a path for a fulfilling future.  This means helping identify meaningful goals, as well implementing a plan for achieving those goals.  We will put in the hard work to help you find the right supports for your child in all aspects of their life.  We will coach you and your child on self-advocacy and we will mentor your child in exploring what the future holds for them.

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