Community Integration Services


Community Integration Services provides aquatic experiences for people of all ages who have special developmental or physical needs including all spectrums of Autism. We help our clients access community pool facilities for recreation, rehabilitation,swimming and general fitness. Through adaptive equipment, personalized instructions, and the healing powers of the water, our clients experience greater independence and enjoyment of life.


Harriet Ott

Harriet E. Ott, CTRS, ATRIC - Aquatic Therapist

Harriet is owner and coordinator of all Community Integration Services Programs. She has extensive training and experience in a variety of therapeutic aquatic treatments and techniques. Her evaluation and assessment of all participants places them according to individual needs and goals,  to remain active, safe, and participate to their maximum potential. Harriet is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Aquatic Therapist (ATRIC), Certified in Ai Chi, and a WATSU practitioner.

 

Stacy Smith, CTRS, ATRIC  - Aquatic Therapist

Stacy is also a Certified Recreation Therapist and Certified Aquatic Therapist.  She has been working as an Aquatic Therapist for Community Integration Services since July 2005. She has spent many years  in the water working with children with special needs, persons with disabilities, and leading Multiple Sclerosis and Aquatic therapy exercise classes. Stacy has taken aquatic trainings in WATSU 1, Ai Chi, Arthritis Foundation Certifications, and acquired 3 Water Art Certifications.  Working with children with Autism and sensory integration techniques has become her specialty.

Stacy Smith
 
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Heather Bailey, PTA

Heather is a graduate of WSU with a BS in Psychology (2001) and from Green River College has an associates degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has many years of experience working in the aquatic environment. She started programs for physically challenged adults at the YMCA in Newport Hills, and then move to the Bellevue Pro Sports Club, specializing in aquatic programs which included gait mechanics, Myokinesthetics and is certified as an Orthopedic Movement Specialist. Heather has just left Hawaii, where she again worked in the water. She also learned the McKenzie Technique, which focuses on joint dysfunction. Heather has worked with the children in multiple settings though out her career, including the Braille institute, Children's Hospital, a special education school and while at the Bellevue Sports Pro-Club.

Starting with CIS Spring 2015

 

Lou Towner - Aquatic Specialist

Lou started out by volunteering with the MS group and the Body Tune Up Class that meets at Bellevue Aquatic Center. She has discovered a passion for the water while working with the people with special needs. She has a background of many years with elderly and disabled children as a social worker. Lou has completed more then 50 hours of Aquatic Therapy course work on the following: Introduction to Aquatic Therapy, Hip, Knee and Gait rehabilitation, Basic Watsu, Beyond Arthritis, Teaching Children with Autism and Special Needs to Swim, Three Case Studies in Aquatic, and Ai Chi Fall prevention and more! Lou started with Community Integration Services in December 2009.

Lou Towner
 
Colleen Pattison

Colleen Pattison, ATRI, CPT.

Colleen is certified in aquatic therapy through the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute (ATRI), and a national certification in Personal training through the World Instructor Training School (WITS) and ACE. Colleen studied under internationally acclaimed Physical Therapist Peggy Schoendinger, which included various aquatic therapeutic techniques for adults and children. Colleen's work history includes Water Sprouts, swim school in Woodinville, Community Integration Services in Woodinville, and managing the needs of quadriplegic adults through Elite Home Care, Bellevue.

Colleen Pattison, a Northwest native, grew up on the shores of the Puget Sound, where she discovered true appreciation and lifelong passion for water. Her natural enthusiasm and passion for enhancing lives encourages other to overcome their current limitations and reach their greatest potential.

Starting with CIS Spring 2015

 
   
 

Community Integration Services

PO Box 269
North Bend, WA 98045
Phone - (425) 830-7746
cisaquatics@gmail.com