About the Curriculum
Teaching Critical Skills to Adolescents and Youths with Autism and Other Challenges
The Healthy Relationships Curriculum was created by Wesley Spectrum, a nonprofit provider of education, behavioral health, and autism services for over 50 years, and Dr. Lawrence Sutton, a psychologist who has extensively written about and worked with behavioral issues affecting teens and adults with autism. Their decades of experience are incorporated into this practical curriculum that can be used by professionals serving the autism community and other young adults with unique needs.
The curriculum covers:
- Self-care & Hygiene
- Understanding Your Body: Health Education
- Social Skills
- Social Media
- Friends vs. Acquittances
- Social Rules & Boundaries
- Relationship Development
These are critical skills for adolescents and youth with autism and other challenges, yet it is the #1 unmet need for this community. Healthy Relationships provides a solid foundation for teachers and therapists to develop these skills, and provides resources for parents and guardians to engage and reinforce lessons at home. The end result is a group who is prepared for the next stage of life.
Diagnoses that Benefit from the Healthy Relationships Curriculum:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit HyperActivity Disorders
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Bipolar and Mood Related Disorders
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- And other challenges to executive functioning
Get in touch with us to learn more about the ways in which Healthy Relationships can help the young people you serve build the life and social skills they need to grow into successful adults.