About Seven Stars Outdoor Adventure Program
Experienced & Innovative Autism Program Design
Seven Stars’ outcome-driven, innovative Autism and neurodiverse program design combines residential treatment, a specialized academic program and outdoor adventure experiences.
Our distinctive neurodiverse and Autism program design provides a multidisciplinary approach including holistic functional observation. It offers our team critical insights into your child’s functional strengths and needs and enables us to refine the accuracy of your family’s care and long-term recommendations.
For instance, perhaps a child struggles academically and has been diagnosed with ADHD. The school setting might be an area where the student lacks confidence and specific study skills. They might grow anxious and react emotionally to frustration or failures. Perhaps by improving their study skills, giving them ways to cope with stress and anxiety, building confidence and improving their activity levels outside the classroom they demonstrate better focus and greater success in the classroom. This might lead us to change the diagnosis or confirm the ADHD diagnosis, but the important part is, thanks to the comprehensive nature of Seven Stars, this child has gained specific skills to succeed. We look for win-win solutions.
To find out more about our innovative neurodiverse & autism program and to speak with our team, contact us today. Families are welcome to tour, as well.
Individualized Programming with the Resources of a Larger Neurodiverse & Autism Program
Seven Stars shares the campus and some clinical resources with two nationally recognized residential treatment and assessment centers, Elevations Residential Treatment Center & ViewPoint Assessment Center. Our specialized autism program still has a small, highly personalized approach. Our students have their own dorm wing and participate in group and milieu therapy sessions and activities as a team. Our shared campus provides access to facilities of a much larger program – this includes higher technology classrooms, art studio, gymnasium, and extensive clinical and medical staff. This unique arrangement also allows individual students or the entire group to move in and out of activities and academics with neuro-typical students according to the needs of each student.
What Can You Do? The Value of Keeping it Positive
The foundation of success, for Seven Stars’ neurodiverse and autism program, is our focus on positive psychology. Our goal is not only to assess the previous and current challenges, but also to help students find their strengths and build upon them through our personalized, strengths-based, mentoring approach.
The Seven Stars’ approach looks for ways around power struggles. We seek to find each student’s natural motivation to succeed. Rather than focus on level systems or punitive or material punishments, we teach our students about the natural and logical outcomes of their behaviors. We work to challenge each student at the optimum level and seek to avoid breakdowns, establish quick resets and encourage community involvement. Seven Stars students have struggled because they lack awareness, understanding and skills. It is through teaching, mentoring, experience and challenge that we grow.