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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Center for ASD Adults

In Seattle, KING-TV reports on a program for adults with autism:

The report discusses the need for community centers for ASD adults:
Now that place exists: The Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center in Bothell.
Program manager Tammy Mitchel said the approach is loosely based on the parks and recreation model. Goals are modest but also monumental.
The focus is on learning but also on fun.
Dr. Gary Stobee said the need for social connections increased in the 20s.
"They're still not that good at it and they need places to practice. And what better place than this safe environment to potentionally meet others that have similar interests, and to continue to grow socially," Stobee said.
Word has gotten out about the community center. Seattle Children's has received calls from Alaska, Colorado, California, Idaho and Montana asking about these services. That's how great the need is.
More information on the Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center.