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Adult Autism Healthcare Needs
University of Washington – About this Clinic
UW Medicine is pleased to announce the development of its Adult Autism Clinic. UW Medicine has collaborated with the Seattle Children’s Autism Center to develop this service designed to meet the complex needs of individuals over 18 years of age with autism spectrum disorders. The clinic will open on a part-time basis on September 6, 2012, and will continue to phase in operations over the next year. During this period, UW Medicine will assess the various needs of patients and families and customize care management approaches to assure the best possible patient experience. We will also collaborate closely with Seattle Children’s to build on their broad expertise to tailor services to meet the needs of adult autism patients.
Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative February, 2009
Autism and Adults
Effective behavioral intervention for adults on the autism spectrum: best practices in functional assessment and treatment development. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Effective+behavioral+intervention+for+adults+on+the+autism+spectrum%3A…-a0229297998
- Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood http://www.researchautism.org/resources/reading/documents/transitionguide.pdf
Autism and Children
- Washington Department of Health Autism Guidebook Link http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/mch/autis/guidebook.htm
- National Institute of Mental Health – Autism http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/p ublications/autism/what-are-the- autism-spectrum-disorders.shtml
- National Institute of Health – Autism http://health.nih.gov/topic/Autism
Autism Waiver State
- New Jersey Autism Waiver http://www.autismnj.org/document.doc?id=29
Classic Autism and Support Employment Resources
- Adult Autism and Employment http://dps.missouri.edu/Autism.html
- Designing and Evaluating Assessment-Based Interventions to Reduce Stereotypy Among Adults With Autism in a Community Job http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3004688/
Parents of Children and Adults with Autism
Making life work for people with autism and other developmental disabilities http://www.laurashumaker.com/
Autism Asperger Publishing Company http://www.aapcpublishing.net/
Social Story/Narrative Examples
When an agency introduces new direct support staff, take a picture or video of them for the person with autism to review prior to the introduction. Provide a social story with their picture and the role they will play in their life. Below is an example of a white board that is located in a central location for all to see. Review the board with the resident by showing them who will be there for them, as well as a roommate if it’s applicable.