Autism services throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York

Autism is the most common developmental disorder in the United States, affecting 1 in 36 American children. If you or your child needs help managing the challenges of autism, you can find compassionate and personalized resources at Joy Mental Fitness. The skilled behavioral health specialists provide in-office therapy sessions, and parental training resources to support healthy behaviors, communication, and social skill.s They can also meet with patients in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York online through a confidential teletherapy platform. Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule an appointment or book an appointment online directly, or email us at contact@joymental.com and our staff will reach out to you within 24 hours. 

Autism Q&A

What is autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that affect the social, behavioral, and communication skills of children and adults.

Signs of autism typically develop when a child is 2-3 years old. In very young children, autism signs can include limited or no eye contact, lack of facial expressions, and minimal interactive gestures like pointing and waving.

As children get older, they may display other signs of autism such as:

  • Repetitive movements
  • Delayed language skills
  • Preference for solitude
  • Resistance to routine changes
  • Challenges understanding other people’s emotions

Some people also experience intense reactions to environmental stimuli, including sounds, lights, colors, textures, and smells.

Joy Mental Fitness provides comprehensive and compassionate care for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder. The team provides services in-office and through a confidential online teletherapy platform. 

They can address the behavioral and developmental challenges you face and provide the resources you and your child need to thrive.

How is autism diagnosed?

There are no specific tests that can diagnose autism. Typically, an evaluation involves a comprehensive developmental and behavioral assessment to confirm or rule out autism.

Joy Mental Fitness provides mental health support for you and your children by practicing communication and social skills practice. The specialists also provide treatment on anxiety and depression that are the most common associate symptoms for autism.

How is autism managed?

The goal of managing autism is to minimize the severity and frequency of repetitive movements and other disruptive autism symptoms.

The Joy Mental Fitness LLC team also provides a range of services to improve you or your child’s social and communication skills and support healthy behaviors and development.

Available services include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Behavioral management therapy
  • Educational support resources
  • Social skills training

Joy Mental Fitness continues to monitor the success with treatment through regular therapy appointments online and in the office.

Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule an appointment for autism or book an appointment online today.