A Private Client is considered to be any family whose child is not receiving services from the Maryland Medical Assistance Autism Waiver program. Private clients may be listed on the Autism Waiver Registry, but Private Clients do not have to be on the waiting list to receive services from The Whole Self Center (WSC). We serve clients aged 5 to 25 years old, and we will consider including individuals with special needs who have diagnoses other than autism.
Our Philosophy and Mission
The Whole Self Center’s philosophy suggests that every human being is more than a body with a brain. When caring for a child – a whole person - we are experiencing the creative spirit present in that child & in ourselves.
- As we remain interested in exploring creative possibilities for the individual in the moment, we are more open to experiencing something new, such as developing a valuable skill we never knew or thought was possible.
- In this way, we are less likely to stay stuck in repeating our old, inhibiting habits & behaviors.
- By living this understanding with individuals with autism, we continue to become better able to respect & support children for who they already are, deserving of love & attention simply for being.