Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmKiwi in Time-Out
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmOrchid the Angora Rabbit
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmOliver the Mammoth Jack Donkey
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmGreeting Noah the Horse
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmBrushing Belle, the Percheron Horse
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmEggplant the Duck
Susan Boyle Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmPercheron Horses: Belle & Starr
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmView Northeast of Neighbors and Oliver's Eye
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmView Southeast from Gazeebo
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmFeeding Kiwi the Goat
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmNutmeg the Box Turtle
Daryl Hanna Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmEastward Landscape from the TreeHouse Farm
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmCinnamon the Sheep, Angel the Burro, and Mango the Miniature Cow coming in to eat .
Dan Aykroyd Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouse FarmParsley the Pig Taking a Nap
Volunteer Day at the TreeHouseFarmNoah the Horse Nuzzling Parsley the Pig
Our goal is to provide:
- safe and supportive social learning experiences for adults on the autism spectrum in a group setting
- opportunities for adults on the spectrum to meet others on the spectrum
- support systems for the family members of adults on the spectrum where they can exchange ideas and information and offer one another guidance in a group setting
- no cost, on-going, obligation free, no strings attached group and referral services
- up to date information on scientific research, books, movies, news, and local and national resources relevant to the autism spectrum
- an online forum where adults on the spectrum can share thoughts and feelings
- social events for people on the spectrum
Note to Adults on the Spectrum and their Families
While I am unable to respond personally to the many inquiries received via email from all over the world, I would like to help steer you in the right direction in your search for resources. Please also see our FAQ page. You will find Tucson professionals on the Health Professionals page of this website and below there are ideas you can explore in your area.
Licensed professionals cannot ethically give advice or consultation without first performing a thorough assessment. Please be advised that I will not answer email messages asking for personal advise.
Evaluation or diagnosis in Tucson or surrounding area: Please see the Resources and Health Professionals pages in this website for information on mental health professionals specializing in autism spectrum disorders. You might also find professionals specializing in the autism spectrum online.
Evaluation or diagnosis: If you need an official diagnosis for the purpose of obtaining governmental entitlements, it is best to seek a neuropsychologist or a psychiatrist for a diagnosis. Most neuropsychologists and psychiatrists are trained to make such a diagnosis and do not need to specialize in the autism spectrum. If you do not need a diagnosis for entitlement application, you can see a psychologist or counselor in your area who specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.
Resources: Psychology Today lists professionals in each metropolitan area who specialize in the autism spectrum. You can find that list here: www.psychologytoday.com
Benefits or entitlements for autism: Contact your state economic security department, state vocational rehabilitation office, or the federal Social Security Disability office for entitlement information. Please see my FAQ page for more information.
Barbara J. Nichols, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist