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:
- School refusal
- Executive functioning deficits
- Poor hygiene
- Social-skills deficits
- Verbal and physical aggression
- Disrespectful behavior
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.