UW Medicine is pleased to announce the development of its Adult Autism Clinic. UW Medicine has collaborated with the Seattle Children’s Autism Center to develop this service designed to meet the complex needs of individuals over 18 years of age with autism spectrum disorders. The clinic opened on a part-time basis on September 6, 2012, and continued to phase in operations over the next year. During this period, UW Medicine assessed the various needs of patients and families and customized care management approaches to assure the best possible patient experience. We've also collaborated closely with Seattle Children’s to build on their broad expertise to tailor services to meet the needs of adult autism patients.
Bryan King, M.D.
Dr. King is vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UW Medicine and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Seattle Children’s. He completed medical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a medical internship and psychiatric training at the UCLA Medical Center and europsychiatric Institute, and clinical and research training in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCLA.
Dr. King’s clinical and research interests focus on psychiatric aspects of developmental disorders and, in particular, on severe behavioral disturbance in autism. His research has been continuously funded since 1990. Dr. King has published more than 100 articles and chapters, including practice parameters established for children and adults with developmental disorders and mental illnesses. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.
Gary Stobbe, M.D.
Dr. Stobbe is a board-certified neurologist subspecializing in the field of cognitive and behavioral neurology. He earned a B.S. in psychobiology from UCLA in 1985 and an M.D. from Albany Medical College in 1989 before completing a neurology residency at UCLA-West Los Angeles VA Medical Center in 1993.
Dr. Stobbe co-founded the Autism Spectrum Treatment and Research (ASTAR) Center, a Seattle-based nonprofit clinic that served more than 2,500 families between 2003 and 2009. Dr. Stobbe joined UW Medicine in 2008 and is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Neurology. In 2009, Dr. Stobbe helped establish the Seattle Children’s Autism Center, and he currently serves as director of adolescent and adult services. Dr. Stobbe also serves on the professional advisory boards of the Autism Society of Washington, as well as a commissioner on the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.
UW Medicine Adult Autism Clinic serves clients over 18 with autism spectrum disorders.
Providing care to adults with autism spectrum disorders enabling each individual to achieve their full potential.