However, we do things a little bit different than other providers.
1) We’re Focused on Autism
First of all, we’re focused on empowering people with Autism to live rewarding and independent lives.
A Complete 180’s founder Dr. April Walter, Psy.D., has been working with autism for the past 6 years, and has developed the Complete 180 program based on her multiple years of success in guiding teenagers and adults on the spectrum to become independent, functioning members of society.
2) We Focus on the Individual
Whether you’re looking for help with housing or employment, we approach each person as an individual. We believe this is important in all circumstances, but especially when it comes to working with those on the autism spectrum.
Each person comes to us with their own unique set of challenges and strengths. For those on the spectrum, society often recognizes their challenges, while failing to recognize their specific strengths and skills. But to begin addressing these challenges, you have to first uncover and engage their individual strengths.
At A Complete 180 we look at each client as an individual. We get to know each client with the following perspective:
- Each person is at a different level of function.
- Each person has a different skill or interest.
- Each person has their own unique set of challenges and strengths.
Based on this understanding of each person, we can equip a toolbox for the clients that’s composed of their own skills, and those we teach them. And, with that toolbox we can begin addressing their challenges while engaging their own interests and skillsets.
3) We Believe in Our Clients
We have 100% faith in each of our clients, and their families.
When parents first come to us for help they often feel lost, uncertain, and even skeptical. Some have worked with doctors, therapists, and case managers in the past, but remain stuck in a perpetual cycle of trying to help their autistic child develop the skills to eventually achieve independence.
We often hear the following:
- “My son can’t get a job.”
- “I’m afraid he will never be able to live independently.”
- “What will happen if I’m not there to support him?”
These are common concerns. But, we maintain faith in each and every new client, because we’ve seen clients succeed beyond the expectations anyone ever had for them. We’ve seen clients get jobs, live independetly, and even go to college.
By giving clients the skills and unique support they need, we know they are capable of more. We’ve seen it.
4) We Support the Family
Autism doesn’t effect only the individual. It typically affects the entire family around that person. There’s emotion, stress, and uncertainty. We’re intimately aware of the toll on the family. So, we keep the family closely engaged in our process to support them, and equip them with the skills and resources they need.
Where do You Start?
At this point you’re probably wondering what to do next? If you’re interested in our housing or employment services, you can reach out to us via the form below, or call us at (206) 466-5649.
In order to work with us, or any other provider you’ll need to go through the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Don’t worry though. If you’re unfamiliar, we’d be happy to walk you through the next steps.