How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Susan Ivy Your Own Question

Susan Ivy
Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 4057
Experience:  BSN, MSN, CNS
8413180
Type Your Health Question Here...
Susan Ivy is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my 19 year old son has been diagnosed with High Functioning

Customer Question

my 19 year old son has been diagnosed with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. What services can we contact for help for him to learn to overcome his deficits esp Social Learning etc.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Susan Ivy replied 10 months ago.
Hello,

Thank you for using JustAnswer Health/Pearl for your question

I would be more than happy to get a list of both local and online resources for you related to Aspergers . It would help to know the City, County or zip code that you live in so that I can best locate your local resources.

Additionally, I will need some time to get this together, due to the fact that I am also working another position, but should get the information back to you by later this evening, if not earlier. I will need the location first though to find your local resources.

I
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Hi, we live in Park City, UT, Summit County zip 84098


 


Thank you so much!

Expert:  Susan Ivy replied 10 months ago.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX back with you soon.
Expert:  Susan Ivy replied 10 months ago.
Thank you for waiting.

Here is a list of therapist that list Asperger's Syndrome (the prior name used for High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder.) in your area. An individual therapist can be helpful in identifying specific goals, as well as will be familiar with your local support groups and resources. Double click on a name to find complete details including address and contact information for the following:

Ms. Clover Sanders


Roxi Nelson

Nancy M Sutton

Kate Yoder


Audrey Duross

The above list is for the zip code 84098 only. if you would like to continue your search outside of that zip code, here is a list of clinicians who include Aspergers as an area of experience for the whole state of Utah: Utah Asperger's Clinicians

Next, on the following link you will find a PDF copy of "A Guide To Utah Resources For Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Their Families" This is a very extensive list of services for any type of Autism effecting adults:

Utah Resources


An article that you might find helpful discussing how to explain to relatives, neighbors, etc. what having high functioning autism is like for the individual see this article from the Autism Support Network website:

"Tourist" in his native country

An individual therapist will be able to identify a support group and/or group therapy for your son when he is ready. In the meantime, you may find this a helpful guide to begin to teach him about ways to engage with others more easily (or he may like to study this information himself):

Helpguide.org's Effective Communication (and more)


I hope the above will provide you with what you need to find the best services for your son. Please do reply if you had something else in mind or there are aspects of my answer that you need more help with. I will be more than happy to assist you further!
Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 4057
Experience: BSN, MSN, CNS
Susan Ivy and 5 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Thank you! XXXXX list was actually the most helpful piece. These sites/ organizations are difficult to find when just browsing the web.


 


Have a great day.


 


 

Expert:  Susan Ivy replied 10 months ago.
Good to hear! Thank you.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery