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  1. Mental Health Services for Transition Aged Youth Howard Baldwin, BA, Team Leader Lindsay Mills, LMSW, Team Clinician

  2. Johnson County Mental Health Objectives: • Services provided by the Mental Health Center • Qualifications for Mental Health Center and Young Adult Transition Program (YATP) services • Challenges in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in the community mental health system • What are some common mental health diagnoses worked within the program that can manifest in individuals with ASD

  3. Johnson County Mental Health Outpatient Mental Health Treatment and Community Support Services

  4. Johnson County Mental Health Services • Outpatient offices: • Psychiatry • Therapy • Crisis Services • Substance Abuse and Sexual Abuse specialized treatment • Case Management for youth aged individuals and families • Community Support Services • Psychiatry • Therapy • Psychosocial Rehabilitation • Peer Support • Crisis Services • Case Management for Young Adult Transition Aged and Adults

  5. Young Adult Transition Program

  6. Objectives Mission Statement Eligibility for Services Services Provided Collaboration with community resources Challenges facing providers and consumers

  7. Mission Statement To support the development of skills needed to be self-sufficient in the community

  8. Eligibility for Young Adult Services Johnson County Resident Between the ages of 18 and 24 years old Meets criteria for severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), or severely and emotionally disturbed (SED) Exhibits need for level of service to be successful in the community (Johnson County Mental Health 2000).

  9. Services Provided through Young Adult Transition Program • Case Management • Skills Teaching • Medication and symptom education • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Group/Individual • Targeted Case Management • Supported Employment • Supported Education • Resource Acquisition • Crisis Intervention

  10. Collaboration within the community • Young Adult Transition Program’s Mission supports the goal to connect transition aged youth with natural occurring resources and more permanent supports. We utilize community resources for the following: • Independent living • Socialization • Employment • Education • Housing • Family and individual education regarding mental illness and support groups

  11. Diagnoses that manifest in individuals with ASD or differential diagnosis: Mental Retardation Psychosis Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Social Phobia and other Anxiety disorders Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Depression (American Psychiatric Association [DSM-IV-TR], 2000)

  12. Challenges facing providers and consumers with ASD in the community mental health system How to integrate multi systems addressing individual needs that adopt differing treatment philosophies and treatment approaches to reach the same successful goal.

  13. References American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (Revised 4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Kansas Health Solutions. (Oct. 2010) SED Criteria. Retrieved from https://www.kansashealthsolutions.org/providers/index/clinical_sed Johnson County Mental HealthYoung Adult Transition Program Brochure. Johnson County Mental Health.(2000). Young Adult Transition Program [Brochure].

  14. Howard Baldwin, BA Team Leader 913.826.4121 Howard.Baldwin@jocogov.org Lindsay Mills, LMSW Team Clinician 913.826.4129 Lindsay.Mills@jocogov.org