Counseling & Family Support

Who: Children, teens, and young adults with ASD; siblings and family members of an individual with ASD.

When: Weekly or bi-weekly sessions.

What: Individual or family therapy with a licensed therapist focused on addressing the unique issues that come with the ASD diagnosis or with being a loved one of an individual with ASD.

Why: Counseling provides a form for processing, understanding, and building new skills.

• Where: Royal Oak and Ann Arbor locations. 


Autism Connections’ counseling services provides individual and family therapy focused on the unique needs that come with ASD diagnosis or with being a loved one of an individual with ASD. Services are available to children, teens, and adults with ASD, as well as siblings, parents, and other family members. Our licensed therapists use a variety of different therapeutic approaches (including both CBT and DBT) to address the unique needs of our clients. Some of the common issues addressed in counseling include: anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, coping skills, social challenges, and enhancing self-esteem. 

Many insurance plans accepted; private pay rates available.

Parent Support, Sibshops,  Kids Night In and Family Events

Parents, caregivers, and siblings can also take advantage of our Family Support services, geared at providing additional support opportunities.  

For Parents:  We provide a quarterly resource and support sessions for parents and caregivers.  

For Siblings:  We provide Sibshops, a national-model of sibling support, which provides both a fun and supportive atmosphere where siblings can find a place of their own and benefit from realizing “they aren’t the only one.” Sibshops are best suited for siblings ages 5-12.  See our Groups for session details. 

For the Entire Family:  Kids Night In is a respite service for families! Drop ALL your kids off at Autism Connections for a night of movies, snacks, games, and fun! Let Autism Connections provide a fun night in for the kids while parents get a fun night out!  See our Groups for program dates and registration.  Family Events: Join us each December and again in Mid-Summer for our family events.  We host a holiday party each December and a Family Carnival each summer. These events provide a great opportunity for the entire family to get out and enjoy an activity together in supportive environment.  




Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.