ASW-SC Promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports.
Sexual abuse prevention program in Eastern Washington for children teens and adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
An advocate is a person who represents and works with a person or group of people who may need support, information and encouragement to exercise their rights.
Early Intensive Applied Behavioral Analysis Treatment Clinic provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary services to young children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Accepts: Apple Health managed care organizations --Molina, Amerigroup, CHPW, Coordinated Care, United Healthcare or Provider One.
Provides 48 treatment days per child.
A personal advocate and legislative champion for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
Paul Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dads MOVE is a family-focused, dads driven peer support model providing support, training, advocacy and resources to the parents and families of special needs kids, and their local service providers.
Assists families of children, birth to three, who have developmental delays or have a condition that may result in a developmental delay.
An Ombudsman is an advocate for the rights of pope in facilities and provides a way to get complaints and concerns heard and resolved. Program protects and promotes quality of life living for people living in state licensed facilities/residential housing:
Intervene in issues such as:
People First is the longest standing self-advocacy organization of, for, and by people with developmental and other disabilities in the world.
Provides recreational, social, work and other opportunities for adults and their families with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Spokane County.
For families of students with autism spectrum disorders schools, and agencies, this program provides
There are three options under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These options can address concerns about identification, evaluation, educational placement and provision of Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
See website for full range of services
Provides information and resources to parents of school age children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
WSSEC is a coalition of parents and education professionals with the following goals:
The website for information about special education law and information on how to advocate for children with disabilities.
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Provides 24-Hour Crisis Child Care for children ages birth to six. The nursery is licensed to care for up to 23 children day and night.
Provides community access and fun recreational program for high school age and adults. Community garden, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, DDA basketball league and DDA softball league
Provides community access and fun recreational program for high school age and adults.
Also known as the DD Endowment Trust Fund, allows individuals with disabilities or their families to set aside funds for future use without affecting government services and benefits.
The Spokane County Guardianship Monitoring Program was implemented to improve the Superior Court's ability to monitor guardians' handling of the ongoing care and financial affairs of Spokane County's incapacitated citizens under court-supervised guardianships.
Group is for higher functioning individuals that are normally seen as having Asperger. Welcome to those who are self diagnosed. SASS provides a social setting and is also a peer-to-peer support group. Parents and caregivers are asked to not attend. Partners are welcome to attend.
Provides case management and organizes supports and services to eligible individuals with developmental disabilities. See website for information on eligible individuals and developmental disabilities.
This video may also be helpful: http://informingfamilies.org/ifs-evelyn-perez/
Greenleaf Psychology and Counseling: www.greenleafpsychology.com (509) 838-8066
ICARD: www.icardpllc.com (509) 838-3932
Infant Toddler Network (Birth to Three): www.srhd.org/service (509) 324-1651
Northwest Autism Center: www.nwautism.org (509) 328-1582
Northwest Neurobehavorial Institute: www.spokanebrain.com (509) 456-3600
The Arc of Spokane: www.arc-spokane.org (509) 328-6324
The Artisans: www.theartisans.org (509) 325-4489
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr (509) 363-4700
ENSO: www.enso.wa (509) 329-6010
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest: www.discovergoodwill.org (509) 838-4246
Northwest Center: www.nwcenter.org (509) 928-1588
PACE Services: www.sccel.spokane.edu/pace (509) 279-6033
Project ID: (509) 475-7185
School 2 Work: www.spokanecounty.org/communitysvcs/ddp (509) 477-4377
Skils'kin: Skils'kin: www.skils-kin.org (509) 326-6760
SL Start: www.slstart.com (509) 328-2740
Wear Law Office: (SS Disability) www.wearlaw.net (509) 252-5053
Burke Law Group, PLLC (SS Disability) (509) 466-7770
Sayre, Sayre & Fossum (Long term planning) www.sayrelaw.com (509) 325-7330
Lilac City Law, Randi Johnson, Family Estate Planning and Dissability Benefits, (509) 624-1610, www.lilacCitylaw.com
Isaac was born to his parents, Reed and Holly Lytle, on March 28, 2003. He was named after his two grandfathers, Isaac “Lynn” Bahme and Dennis Lytle. He was a happy baby who brought immense joy to his parents and older brother Jared. At approximately 15 months of age, Isaac began becoming withdrawn, stopped responding to sound and began exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. His parents immediately sought help and were told that Isaac exhibited “red flags” for autism. Isaac immediately began receiving intensive early intervention therapies such as speech, occupational and DIR/Floortime therapies. At approximately 18 months old, Isaac received his official diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders.
The months and years following Isaac’s diagnosis was a mixture of joyous progress and frustrating setbacks. Isaac’s parents quickly discovered that not all health insurance plans provided therapy intervention benefits to children diagnosed with autism. Because of insurance limitations for Isaac’s therapy needs, Isaac’s mother began working from home and paid therapists to teach her the therapy techniques needed to help Isaac fight autism. After months of hard work and hours of home therapy with his parents, Isaac began to improve. He began making eye contact, started to enjoy school and interact with classmates, siblings and cousins and most importantly he began to speak.
Not realizing that their time with Isaac would tragically be cut short, Isaac’s parents kissed their beautiful, bright eyed boy goodnight and in the wee hours of the morning on February 8, 2007, Isaac quietly passed away in his sleep from an undetected genetic heart defect, not related to autism. Isaac was just a few weeks from celebrating his fourth birthday.
Looking back, Isaac’s parents prefer to remember all of the good times they shared with him. His family fondly remembers Isaac’s passion for music. His favorite songs were by the Wiggles. Isaac had the pleasure of seeing the Wiggles in concert here in Spokane TWICE!!! He also enjoyed almost every song performed by Johnny Cash but was particularly fond of “Ring of Fire” and would often sing along.
His favorite movie was “Finding Nemo” but would hide in his room during the opening scene of the movie (when Nemo’s mother Coral is attacked by the Barracuda Fish). He just couldn’t watch the loss of Nemo’s mother. Isaac was also a huge fan of Mickey Mouse and had a stuffed Mickey that he would give lots and lots of hugs. Isaac also left behind an extensive car and train collection which his parents cherish to this day.
As with all children, Isaac loved his junk food. His particular favorites were popcorn, any kind of soda, milkshakes and ice cream of any flavor, popsicles, pizza and any candy he could get his hands on. His most favorite food of all time was McDonald’s French Fries. Isaac’s parents laugh as they remember his instinctual knowledge of every McDonald’s location in Spokane – and he paid close attention anytime he was in the car! If you passed a McDonald’s without stopping for french fries, he would yell in protest from the back seat.
The ISAAC Foundation is a tribute and lasting legacy to Isaac Lytle. It’s continued work will help to improve the lives of children in our community touched by autism for a lifetime.