CAASS prides itself on helping clients that have not had success in the past with mental health and medical interventions to help them with Autism/Asperger’s and social anxiety issues. Here are some of the kinds of problems and clients we help:
Problems with understanding non-verbal and non-literal communication
Working with those who have existentialist issues due to the isolation Autism/Asperger’s can cause
People who are extremely brilliant in professional and academic areas but struggle with emotional intelligence
People with a hard time understanding and naming emotions (alexithymia)
Those with Autism/Asperger’s and co-occurring mental disorders/ suicidal thoughts
People who need to find a voice and be more assertive
How do I know if I have Autism/Asperger’s personality features ?
Do you have terror in having to deal with strangers or groups?
Have you always had trouble with understanding others or been told you were too literal or awkward?
Have you been described as quirky, eccentric or a nerd since childhood?
Do you have special interests or activities/hobbies/subject that you are extremely interested in (e.g. anime, stats, medicine, serial killer memorabilia, cars, etc.)?
Always felt like an alien around most people?
Wondered if you had Autism?
An important note about diagnosis of neuro-developmental challenges:
We are firm believers in treatment, education, psycho-education, and fulfillment of your potential. We do not just label people with a limiting diagnosis (see the limitation of diagnosis here) or just help a person get disability designation.
That is why we do not diagnosis Autism, ADHD, or any other permanent challenge without seeing a person for at least six (6) counseling sessions to see what help the person needs. We will help you with whatever challenges you are having for at least six (6) sessions before just labeling you with a neuro-developmental challenge.
CAASS LTD is good at helping people succeed, so if you just need a diagnosis for a disability designation or get government assistance, be aware we are very bad at helping you get this (most likely permanent) designation and it is not our focus.