Autism Assessment and Related Therapeutic Services

Initial Consultations: Diagnostic interviews with children and their families to determine the appropriate clinical services.

Diagnostic Evaluations: Comprehensive evaluations including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule -2 (ADOS-2) to determine an ASD diagnosis, identify strengths and weaknesses, and provide recommendations for home and school settings.

Social Skills Groups: Group sessions for preschoolers, school age children and adolescents who have difficulties demonstrating age appropriate social skills. Sessions include parent feedback so that the skills learned in session can be generalized to other settings. Social skills groups generally are held in the late afternoon and early evening for 10 week sessions.

Individual and Family Treatment: Behavior management, cognitive behavior therapy and parent training for children, adolescents and their families affected by ASD. Support is also provided to adolescents on the autism spectrum who are transitioning to young adulthood.

Early Intervention Group – "Building Blocks": Group sessions designed for children between the ages 2 and 4 who exhibit delays in language and social skills. The program is designed to increase communication, social and school readiness skills. It also provides caregivers with training on how to use techniques and strategies at home to help generalize skills across settings.