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.
For families of students with autism spectrum disorders schools, and agencies, this program provides
ASW-SC Promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports.
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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.
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/
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 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
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.
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:
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.
Intervene in issues such as:
Provides information and resources to parents of school age children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
A personal advocate and legislative champion for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
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.
WSSEC is a coalition of parents and education professionals with the following goals:
Provides community access and fun recreational program for high school age and adults.
The website for information about special education law and information on how to advocate for children with disabilities.
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
Mark R. Iverson, P.S., Guardianships, (509) 462-3678 ?www.adoptionwa.com
Mental Health Apps
As we better understand the prevalence of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, many people turn to their phones to help aid in their mental health. Our phones contain apps that help us with everything from shopping to entertainment, so why shouldn’t they help with our mental well-being?
Mental health apps have become so advanced and popular that they are even being recommended by therapists and other clinicians for use by their patients. The apps can be used by people who don’t have the time, money, or inclination to participate in in-person treatment, or as a useful tool to be used between therapist visits. Some of the most popular mental health apps include:
For a weekly fee, Talkspace allows users to connect virtually with a licensed therapist. Users can contact the therapists through video sessions, chat, or via text messaging. A free consultation is provided with a “matching agent” that helps find the appropriate therapist for the user.
Another online counseling app, BetterHelp connects users with licensed therapists for a monthly fee. Therapy services are provided through web-based interaction as well as phone and text messaging.
7 Cups is an app that connects people with free, confidential, and anonymous chats text chats with “trained listeners,” therapists, and counselors. The app is free and provides on demand, 24/7 assistance.
Through the use of research-backed activities and games, the Happify app claims to help users overcome stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts. Using techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness, the app attempts to help user break free from unhealthy patterns and move forward.
Headspace is an app that assists users with mindfulness and meditation. Individuals can use the guided meditation app for a few minutes a day get access to meditations meant to relieve stress and anxiety or to help with sleep and focus.
Named by Apple as the 2017 App of the Year, Calm offers people experiencing stress and anxiety, guided meditations, calming music, sleep stories, and breathing programs.
What’s Up is a free app that provides users with tools to cope with depression, anxiety, anger, and stress. The app also allows users to connect with others via discussion forums.
From Elizabeth Kelly, defense attorney at www.elizabethkelleylaw.com