Our Population

Project Six/The Commons serves male and female adolescents between the ages of 11 and 17. Our program is designed to treat children with a variety of diagnoses and   behaviors, including Asperger’s syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral challenges.

Like most typical teenagers, our residents demonstrate: intelligence, creativity, kindness, resourcefulness, resilience, exploration of identity, desire for independence, sense of humor, energy, passion, and an eagerness to make connections.

Unlike most typical adolescents, our residents struggle with significant social-skills deficits and mental health and emotional regulation challenges that make it difficult for them to manage daily life stressors and frustrations. This emotional dysregulation may lead to a variety of challenging behaviors, including:black_boy_smiling_4547456_xxl

  • School refusal
  • Executive functioning deficits
  • Impulsivity
  • Isolation
  • Poor hygiene
  • Social-skills deficits
  • Bullying
  • Verbal and physical aggression
  • Disrespectful behavior
  • Non-compliance

Despite a youth’s challenges, Project Six/The Commons strives to create an environment in which each child can learn, grow and belong within a community.