NEW! Autism & Intimacy Web Class!
Skills Class for Men starts in November!
We teach Intimacy through a Neurodiverse Lens....
Adults on the autism spectrum struggle to understand social and sexual cues as well as non-verbal communication. Many experience sensory seeking behavior to cope with sensory sensitivities, along with Theory of Mind deficits, and can be rigid when overwhelmed. Many individuals on the spectrum desire healthy relationships and intimacy but often don't know how to connect or verbalize feelings. Most adults on the autism spectrum have learned to socially camouflage their behavior and mimic typical individuals to fit in, which can feel exhausting. Sex is often confusing and scary due to not understanding the subtle nuances that are part of sexual intimacy. Some autistic adults tend to hyper-focus on the internet including viewing pornography as a means of sensory seeking behavior and others admit to having a pornography addiction. Most adults on the autism spectrum want to learn how to have healthy, intimate relationships with their partner or if they are single, with a future partner.
We have designed a state of the art curriculum that helps individuals on the spectrum learn tools for having healthy, appropriate, and fulfilling relationships while mitigating risk to themselves or others.
NEW Autism and Intimacy Web-Based Class!
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m. MDT
Cost: $45 per class; paid per month
Facilitated by: Candice Christiansen, LCMHC, CSAT-S, Autism Specialist, Founder of NCH/TGPP
RSVP: 801-272-3500, email@example.com
Have questions? Email Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- AS symptoms, real-time issues, and adaptation to one's environment (weekly focus)
- Communication and connection including how to manage staring, recognize non-verbal communication, practice reciprocity, and more!
- Coping with Sensory Sensitivities
- Theory of Mind: What It Is, How It Impacts One's Social Interactions and Perceptions
- Addiction/Aversion Cycles and Interventions
- Boundaries vs. Walls
- Cognitive Empathy Skills Building
- Emotions Identification and Regulation (Stimming and sensory seeking behavior that is adaptive)
- Autistic strengths and sharing our individual stories
- And More!