Neuroatypical “Spectrum” Individuals and their Families

Neuroatypical “Spectrum” Individuals and their Families

Neuroatypical ”Spectrum” individuals and their families often experience an extended period of anxiety and disruption as the young person ages out of the structured support settings available through the educational and social services systems. Falling off this “therapeutic cliff” converges with the normative, developmental and maturational engine of the emerging adult seeking separation and some from of supported and connected autonomy. This convergence moment often exposes fundamental areas of neurocognitive, executive, life-skill and emotional functioning which require additional support and facilitation of further development. This can be experienced by the emerging adult and their families as an ominous crisis. In addition to addressing the psychiatric and emotional challenges often associated with neuroatypical development, Yellowbrick partners with professional experts with decades of experience with neuroatypical individuals. Yellowbrick’s real-time community integration model engages neuroatypical emerging adults towards taking supported risks in multiple areas of executive, life skill and social skill development among diverse emerging adult peers. These experiences, including living in a supported apartment separate from family, offer a developmentally facilitating bridge towards new levels of competence, confidence and connected autonomy with family.

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Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30's, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals and choices.

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    Bipolar Disorder

    A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.

    Major Depressive Disorder

    People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.

    Anxiety Disorders

    Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.

    Neuroatypical “Spectrum” Individuals and their Families

    These individuals often experience an extended period of anxiety and disruption as the young person ages out of the structured support settings available through the educational and social services systems.

    Thought Disorder

    A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.

    Personality Disorders

    Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.


    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.


    A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.

    Eating Disorders

    Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.


    A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.

    Adopted Individuals and Families

    We are committed to the developing specialized services for adopted emerging adults and their families.