We're dedicated to providing licensed residential care facilities (ARFs) for adults with mental illness and disabilities ranging from BPAD to ASD . Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), bipolar disorder (BPAD) and their families through our treatment plan including care, management, therapy and ensuring the well being of our facility members.
KARK Care is licensed to provide the care and services sufficient to support the needs of members resulting from an inability to perform daily activities due to a disability or mental illness. We provide the necessary services that allow individuals to maintain independence and receive individualized care in a home-like environment.
Mental illnesses are conditions that affect a person's thinking, feeling, mood or behavior. Examples include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience some form of mental illness.
There is no single cause for mental illness. There are a number of factors that can contribute to risk for mental health such as:
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that can cause persistent challenges in social interaction, communication including non-verbal and behavior. The effects and severity of symptoms of ASD are different for each individual.
ASD is usually first diagnosed in childhood with symptoms developing as early as 2 years old however some children develop normally until toddlerhood when they stop acquiring or completely lose previously learned skills.
People with ASD often struggle socially, emotionally and with communication. Although the severity of ASD can differ from person to person, the following symptoms are common amongst children or adults with ASD:
All causes of ASD are unknown however the following causes are factors that may make a child more likely to have an ASD:
If you think a loved one may have ASD, contact a doctor or specialist who can do a more in-depth evaluation and make a diagnosis.
For more information on ASD including frequently asked question, visit the CDC website.