Autism Society of Maine2B Main Street
Winthrop, ME 04364
1 (800) 273-5200
Spring Harbor Hospital Developmental Disorders Treatment Program
Home to Maine's only inpatient treatment program for youth ages 4 to 21 who experience both serious mental illness and developmental disorders, such as mental retardation and autism.
123 Andover Road
Westbrook, ME 04092
(207) 761-2108 (fax)
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center- Center for Genetics and Child Development
Hampstead Hospital Developmental Disorders ProgramOur program provides intensive, acute inpatient treatment of serious behavioral and psychiatric problems in children, adolescents and young adults ages 4 - 26 with developmental disorders such as mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorders, and other severe developmental syndromes. Program services are provided on two distinct inpatient units, with a total of 26 beds serving this population. Patient separation is based on age and other clinical and developmental factors. Our program is the first specialized psychiatric unit of its kind in New Hampshire and one of the few programs in the country that integrates best practice standards from psychiatry and behavioral psychology.
218 East Road
Hampstead, NH 03841
New Hampshire Autism SocietyCarol Armstrong
Concord, NH 03302
New Hampshire Special Education Advocacy Center
Uniting Parents for Autism Awareness
Support group for recently diagnosed families and/or preschool aged children.
P.O. Box 464
Concord, NH 03302
Autism Society of VermontSupport, referral, and information.
Lisa Lawlor or Jessica Chen
19 Central Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Child Development Clinic
Deer Creek Psychological Associates
Parent to Parent of Vermont600 Blair Park, Suite 240
Williston, VT 05495
Stern Center for Language and Learning135 Allen Brook Lane
Williston, VT 05495
1011 Northa Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Vermont Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals ProgramStephen Contompasis, M.D.
University of Vermont
405 Pomeroy Hall
Burlington, VT 05405-0160
Advocate- Mary Mercier, M.Ed., LCSW288 Winter Street
Brockton, MA 02302
(508) 584-2226 (fax)
Advocate- Robert Augustine259 Rama Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Arc Massachusetts217 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Asperger's Association of New England1301 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
Autism Center of the South ShoreP.O. Box 692382
Quincy, MA 02269-2382
Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts360 West Boylston Street, Suite 204
West Boylston, MA 01583
Autism Support CenterContact: Gail M. Kastorf, Director
6 Southside Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Center For Neurointegrative Services (CNS)- McLean HospitalServices include: a day school (Pathways Academy) for children with Asperger's Disorder; a clinic offering neuropsychological testing, individual therapy, and pragmatic language groups; and a pragmatic language summer camp) for individuals with Asperger's Disorder, High Functioning Autism and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities.
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Child Development NetworkThe Child Development Network is an interdisciplinary team of pediatric healthcare professionals. We provide comprehensive services for children and teens with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS and other developmental, learning and psychiatric disorders. Our team provides neuropsychological, psychological, psychiatric, speech and language and educational evaluations. We also offer individual cognitive-behavioral therapy, speech and language therapy, and educational tutoring. We emphasize a collaborative approach to care by building ongoing working relationships with parents, schools and health care professionals.
Janine Stasior, Ph.D., M.S., ABPdN, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Child Development Network, LLC
76 Bedford Street, Suite 12
Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 861-6654 (fax)
Child & Family Psychological Services, Inc.Child and Family Psychological Services, Inc. is an interdisciplinary clinic providing comprehensive services for children with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, PDD and other developmental and psychiatric disorders. CFPS provides neuropsychological, psychological, psychiatric, educational and occupational evaluations. Individual, family, and group psychotherapy is available as well as pharmacological therapy. Educational therapy is also available as well as consultation for schools and organizations.
Michael A. Goldberg, Ph.D., Director
89 Access Road, Unit 24
Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 551-0999 ext. 208
(781) 551-3396 (fax)
Community Autism Resources
Community Resources for People with AutismA non-profit program, founded by families of children with autism to assist families, individuals, schools, and agencies throughout western Massachusetts. Services provided: information and referral, parent to parent support, flexible cash/respite allocations, training and education, family support, consultation and training to organizations, social skill builders.
116 Pleasant Street, Suite 366
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 529-2567 (fax)
The Eldridge Group
Specializing in treating individuals with autism, Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders. Services include: Pragmatic (social skills) Group Therapy for children, adolescents and young adults; Individual Therapy; Family Therapy; Parent Support Groups.
Fran Kuehn, MSW, MEd
Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome (FAAAS)
PO Box 514
Centerville, MA 02632
First Signs, Inc.P.O. Box 358
Merrimac, MA 01860
Forward Motion CoachingForward Motion Coaching provides career development coaching for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and NLD. Together, we establish an individual’s goals and devise a step-by-step action plan for achieving them. We clarify skills and abilities, explore how to make the most of natural strengths, and develop practical strategies for addressing challenges and limitations. Coaching can assist people who are seeking employment, or who want to change their current job or develop their current career.
Barbara Bissonnette, Principal
119 Adams Drive
Stowe, MA 01775
Howard Learning Assessment Services: Testing, Evaluation, Treatment & HelpAssessment & treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD), learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral problems & developmental disorders in MA & NH.
Contact: Dr. Scott Howard
35 Bedford Street, Suite 7
Lexington, MA 02420
19 Johnson Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
118 Maplewood Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Lauren Avery Ph.D., M.S.Ed.Clinical Child Psychologist
15 Muzzey St. 3rd Floor
Lexington, MA 02421
League SchoolA not-for-profit, day and residential, multi-service agency devoted solely to individuals with Autism/Asperger Spectrum Disorders, since 1966. League School serves students ages 3 to 22 from across the country and around the world.
300 Boston-Providence Turnpike
Walpole, MA 02032
(508) 850-3900 ext. 516
(508) 660-2442 (fax)
Massachusetts Developmental Council
May InstituteMay Institute is a private, nonprofit organization committed to providing the highest standard of behavioral healthcare, education, and rehabilitative services to individuals with autism, PDD, and other developmental disabilities. Featured in the book, In Search of America's Best Nonprofits (Jossey-Bass, 1997), May touches the lives of 25,000 individuals and their families each year. An active center of research and training, and maintains affiliations with more than 44 universities, hospitals, and human service agencies worldwide.
One Commerce Way
Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 440-6676 (fax)
McLean Hospital - Kennedy Hope AcademyThe Kennedy Hope Academy is a 13-bed residential school providing intensive treatment for children with pervasive developmental disorders who have serious psychiatric illness or behavior problems. The program brings together the longstanding commitment of Franciscan's pediatric rehabilitation therapists and educators, as well as the resources and psychiatric expertise of McLean Hospital.
30 Warren Street
Boston, MA 02135
The New England Center for Children33 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 485-3421 (fax)
New England Attentional & Learning Assessment Clinic (NEALAC)
Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) of Massachusetts39 Highland Court
Malden, MA 02148
Sangeeta Dey, Psy.D.Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Licensed Psychologist
594, Marrett Road, Suite 22
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 652-9557 (fax)
Special Needs Advocacy NetworkP.O. Box 269
Natick, MA 01760
Spotlight ProgramSpotlight is clinically-based social pragmatics program of the North Shore Arc, integrating techniques of theater games and dramatic training with highly motivating and age-appropriate activities (such as video games, knowledge-based trivia games, etc.), as well as a positive social reinforcement-based environment to foster skill development in core deficit areas.
North Shore Arc
6 Southside Road
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 624-2334 or (978) 624-2309
(978) 762-3980 (fax)
Aquidneck Island Support GroupAll are welcome to join us as we share and learn from each other. We openly discuss a variety of topics facing families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Topics include, but are not limited to, school services, health, behavior, therapy and related seminars. Ask questions, share or just listen as parents relate their experiences with the group. Please let us know what you want to learn more about. We will set up workshops to accommodate the group. We meet on the last Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Newport Hospital, Powell Avenue, Newport, RI in the Community Resource Center. (Main Entrance, 1st Floor.)
Wendy Fournier (401) 683-6741
Stephanie Buckley (401) 683-6447
ARCThe Arc of Northern Rhode Island is a not for profit human service agency providing supports and services for people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. The Arc has a long and rich history, formed nearly fifty years ago by volunteer-parents seeking support and services for their children with disabilities. Today, The Arc operates a Habilitative Services Division, a Residential Services Division, and an Independent Living Services Program. Altogether The Arc provides services to over 350 individuals.
The Arc of Northern Rhode Island
320 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 766-0910 (fax)
Asperger's Association of New England - Rhode Island ChapterThe Asperger's Association of New England (AANE) is made up of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), their families, friends and professionals. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with AS and related conditions. AANE is overseen by a Board of Directors. The Executive Director is Dania Jekel. Our mission is to foster awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for these individuals and their families. AANE provides a variety of services and programs including:
- Phone consultation and service referrals for parents and children
- Support groups for parents
- Phone and office consultation with adults with AS and/or with families of adults
- Information packets including a family networking list and material about AS
- Social activity groups for adults with AS
- Discussion groups for adults with AS
- Legislative advocacy
- Seminars, conferences, and workshops for educators, professionals, adults with AS and their family members
- Bulletin board
Autism Project of Rhode IslandThe Autism Project of Rhode Island is a dedicated group of parents, teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists and other related professionals. It remains our mission to create a comprehensive system of services to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. The Project works to ensure children with ASD benefit from an appropriate education and related therapeutic services within their local school, community and at home. Our programs educate parents and families in their newest role as teacher, but more importantly as mom and dad. We work to our mission by: providing multiple training programs, running a camp for children with ASD and related communication disorders, hosting a national speaker conference, by increasing awareness of the disability and by lending support to families across our state at our annual Imagine Walk and Family Fun Day. Over the years, the Autism Project of Rhode Island has helped hundreds of professionals and parents learn the best practices for supporting and educating individuals with autism, but much remains to be done. We need your help!
The Autism Project of Rhode Island
51 Sockanosset Crossroad
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
The Autism Society of Rhode IslandThe Autism Society of America - Rhode Island Chapter is a volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and friends of persons with autism, designed to promote the general welfare of persons with autism in the state of Rhode Island. General Interest Meetings are held regularly and are open to the public. Parents provide information, support and understanding to each other. Parents make referral for services and provide other related information to other parents.
1645 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI 02889
Bradley Hospital - Developmental Disabilities ProgramThe Developmental Disabilities Program is a unique and highly specialized clinical service for children and adolescents between the ages of 4 and 22 years who show signs of serious emotional and behavioral problems in addition to a developmental disability, such as autism or mental retardation. The program offers a variety of clinical services including: Inpatient, Day patient, Residential, Home-based, Outpatient care and Research. The program's staff is highly experienced and professionally trained in the area of developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders. The Developmental Disabilities Program's model of care emphasizes family involvement as well as continuity of care across its various treatment settings. Regardless of where a patient is transferred within the program (inpatient, day, residential, home-based or outpatient), the treatment team remains unchanged. Patients and their families keep the same doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists and teachers. The continuum of care model results in a seamless transition of patients across treatment settings. We believe that continuity of care is critical to effective treatment and that it is among the key factors responsible for producing favorable treatment outcomes.
Developmental Disabilities Program
Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 432-1500 (fax)
CEDARRCEDARR stands for Comprehensive Evaluation, Diagnosis, Assessment, Referral and Reevaluation services and supports. The basic component of the CEDARR initiative is the CEDARR Family Center. The CEDARR Family Center is intended to serve as a family centered, comprehensive source of information, clinical expertise, connection to community supports and assistance to aid the family in meeting the needs of their child.
Family Solutions CEDARR
134 Thurbers Avenue, Suite 102
Providence, Rhode Island 02905
FEAT - RIFamilies for Early Autism Treatment, Inc. (FEAT) is a non-profit organization of parents and professionals, designed to help families with children who have received the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), or Asperger's Syndrome. It offers a network of support where families can meet each other and discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options. FEAT has a Board of Directors that meets monthly to discuss issues, establish priorities, and vote on the direction of the organization. FEAT's newsletter is published quarterly and contains current news and events. FEAT has a Lending Library, where families can obtain information about Autism and check out teaching materials for their therapy programs for free. FEAT also offers Parent Resource Meetings on the third Wednesday of each month, which are designed to provide information to families, whose children have been diagnosed with Autism and to provide access to a network of families who can be supportive. Throughout the year, FEAT has parties, field trips, and fundraising events. These activities are also fun for the parents because this is when many friendships are formed.
PO Box 8460
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 739-7384 (fax)
The Groden CenterDedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons with autism and other emotional and behavioral disabilities. The Groden Center, Inc. has been providing day and residential treatment and educational services to children and youth who have developmental and behavioral difficulties and their families since 1976. By providing a broad range of individualized services in the most normal and least restrictive settings possible, children and youth learn skills that will help them engage in typical experiences and interact more successfully with others. Education and treatment take place in the Groden Center classrooms, in the students' homes, and in the community with every effort to maintain typical family and peer relationships. The Center uses the most well-developed and effective modes of behavioral treatment that emphasize innovative and therapeutic procedures. The behavioral technology is merged with our understanding of the ecology of the students' everyday life in which we emphasize the acquisition of age-appropriate skills. We use our knowledge of developmental principles to organize learning through a series of stages, keeping goals and teaching strategies flexible to meet the unique and challenging needs of each student and family. Strengths, rather than deficits, are targeted as building blocks for learning. The Groden Center's webpage has extensive links to local and national resources related to autism and other mental health issues.
86 Mt. Hope Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 421-3280 (fax)
Pathways Strategic Teaching CenterPathways Strategic Teaching Center is certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education as a 230-day special education school. Pathways is a comprehensive education and treatment program serving children with autism and related disorders. Founded in 1998 through a collaborative effort between the Kent County Arc J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center and local parents of children with autism, Pathways is committed to utilizing scientifically validated teaching strategies in improving the lives of children with autism and their families. Education and treatment strategies are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, an organized and systematic approach that has been demonstrated effective in building skills as well as treating problem behavior. Individually tailored curricula address speech and language, pre-academic and academic skills, daily living and self-care skills, play and social skills, as well as the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors.
Pathways Strategic Teaching Center
3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
RIPINThe Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) is a statewide, nonprofit agency that provides information, training, support and advocacy to parents seeking help for their children. RIPIN is the home of five projects that are made up of 11 programs and services to families with children in RI, including families of children with special needs. Our five projects include Early Intervention and Community Parent Consultant Programs, Family Health Parent Consultant Program, Family Voices, Parent Information and Resource Center and the Parent Training and Information Center.
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP)The Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP) is a statewide resource center for technical assistance and support, professional development and training, and policy analysis and interpretation. The resources of the RITAP are organized to assist state and local agencies, institutions of higher learning and families in the delivery of quality education and support services for all children including those with disabilities. RITAP is a collaborative effort of the Rhode Island Department of Education, Office of Special Needs and Rhode Island College. It provides practitioners, parents, and policymakers the knowledge and resources necessary to increase their capacity to provide comprehensive and coordinated services to all children including those with disabilities that result in improved educational performance and enhanced life-long outcomes.
Autism Support Center
The Old Alumni House
Fruit Hill Ave
(401) 456 4600
Yale Developmental Disabilities ClinicFred Volkmar, M.D. & James McPartland, Ph.D.
230 South Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06520
Achieve Fluency is a private learning center and consulting service that serves children with significant language delays. Our program focuses on developing basic communication and language skills, reading comprehension, reading fluency (decoding), written expression, basic math skills, and reasoning/problem solving. Our highly effective teaching methods are based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis with special emphasis on fluency-based instruction. Each student's program is highly individualized and is closely measured to assure rapid progress in his or her areas of need. Our staff includes board certified associate behavior analysts and certified teachers who have extensive experience teaching children with autism and related disabilities applying principles from behavior analysis.
Birth to Three ProgramBirth to Three is a State of Connecticut program that aims to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. Children under the age of three who live in Connecticut are eligible for the Birth to Three System when they either: are experiencing a significant developmental delay, or have a diagnosed physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
1 (800) 505-7000
Branches of Hope, IncA center for autism and related disorders offering comprehensive services and supports for children, families, schools and communities across settings.
Director: John C Burke, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
Clinical Director: Janie Dyment -Burke, M.A., M.S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
335 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
Center for Special NeedsProviding speech, occupational and family therapy. Insurance accepted.
801 Edgewood Ave., Rear
New Haven, CT 06515
Center for Speech and LearningProviding speech, occupational and family therapy. Insurance accepted.
801 Edgewood Ave., Rear
New Haven, CT 06515
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Ct, Inc.Offer developmental evaluations, support groups for parents of developmentally delayed/autistic children, and accepts insurance.
Cara E. Barbierri, Psy.D., Coordinator of Developmental Evaluations and Group Psychotherapy Program
103 West Broad St
Stamford, Ct 06902
Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource CenterA non-profit organization founded in the year 2000 that hopes to provide for all parents and professionals the most recent information and research to help them understand the barriers and challenges people with autistic spectrum disorders face in everyday life by sponsoring professional development sessions for parents, school personnel, community providers and other professionals working with his population and by expanding support throughout the State of Connecticut, and to encourage the development of resources.
1978 Whitney Ave
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC)A statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 21. They can help you with: understanding special education laws, identifying your child's educational needs, communicating more effectively with professionals, and participating in the educational decision making process.
338 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-3089 (V/TDD)
1 (800) 445-CPAC
Crystal Wood Stables Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy Program
CT FEAT, IncProvides information and resources that enable parents to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of current treatment approaches. 24 hour hotline, internet discussion list, website.
P.O. Box 388
Ellington, CT 06029-0388
Deborah Fein, Ph.D.
Eagle Hill (Learning Disabilities specialty school)
Farmington Valley Aspergers Network (FAVAN)A support group for parents of children of the "high" end of the autism spectrum (AS, PDD-NOS, High-Functioning Autism). Meets once each month in Simsbury, CT.
FOCUS Alternative Learning CenterSpecializes in working with kids ages 6-18 years old who are on the autistic spectrum, suffer from high anxiety, experience processing difficulties and who are otherwise as we like to say, "creatively wired and socially challenged."
126 Dowd Avenue P.O. Box 452
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-0141 (fax)
Foundation School (school for special needs)
Franklin AcademyFranklin Academy provides students with nonverbal learning differences the academic and social skills to become life-long learners, to pursue college and career goals, and to enjoy fulfilling lives. Located on a 25-acre campus, Franklin Academy is a private, non-profit, coeducational boarding and day school that educates children with nonverbal learning disabilities in a safe and supportive environment. The Board of Trustees, the administration, and the faculty are committed to offering each student attending Franklin Academy a personalized curriculum designed to develop and enhance academic and social skills.
106 River Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
Friends of Autistic PeopleA parents' group in Fairfield, CT, dedicated to raising awareness of the needs of autistic adults and working toward services needed by autistic adults. Parents of autistic and PDD children of any age encouraged to join with no membership fees.
974 North St.
Greenwich, CT 06831
Greenwich Autism ProgramSusan G. Izeman, Ph.D. BCBA, Director
132 East Putnam Ave
Cos Cob, CT 06807
(203) 629-1880 ext. 327
The Kennedy Center Autism Project
The Kennedy Center serves individuals from birth to seniors with diagnoses on the Autism Spectrum including Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Asperger’s Syndrome. For children ages 3 to 21, services can be accessed through The Kennedy Center Autism Project. The Autism Project accepts referrals from the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Developmental Services, Boards of Education, privately funded contracts and private pay. The Kennedy Center Autism Project was created in partnership with parents of children on the spectrum to address the day-to-day challenges that autism can present. Offering, Social Activity Programs, Respite Programs, Recreation Programs, Sibling Program/Sib Fun Night, in addition, customized professional workshops and trainings can be offered. For more info please call our Youth Inclusion Coordinator, 203-332-4535, ext. 223. All Children's Programming takes place at 4021 Main St., Stratford, CT.
Trumbull, CT 06611
Laurie A. Lustiber, MS, CCC/SPSpeech-Language Pathologist
182 Meadows End Road
Monroe, CT 06468
The NEAT Center at Oak Hill
NEAT is about access — access to information, to products and equipment, to the manufacturers and vendors of equipment and to services. The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill was formed because limited access to services, equipment and devices that can minimize the effects of disabilities is, in itself, a disability. NEAT was established to provide information and services and access to equipment and devices that can change the lives of people of all ages, with all types of disabilities, both temporary and permanent. We operate under the auspices of Oak Hill, a 115 year old non-profit organization located in Hartford, CT. The headquarters building of the NEAT Center provides 25,000 square feet of space for product demonstrations, expos, classes, computer use, research and equipment restoration. Our staff is available to help you find what you need.
Toll Free in CT: (866) 526-4492
Hartford Area: (860) 243-2869
TTY: (860) 286-3113
Fax: (860) 286-3111
120 Holcomb St
Hartford, CT 06112
80 Ferry Blvd
Stratford, CT 06614
New London County Psychologists and Counselors567 Vauxhall Street Ext.
#201-203 & 207-210
Waterford, CT 06385
Nonverbal Learning Disorders AssociationPatricia Carrin - NLDA President
507 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 658-6688 (fax)
Rosalie Greenbaum, Ph.D.
New Canaan, CT-
Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT567 Vauxhall Street Ext. Suit 207
Waterford, CT 06385
Speech & Language Consultants, LLCLandria M. Seals, M.A., CCC-SLP Executive Director
258 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 604-0602 (fax)
The mission of Success SEPTO is to work within our local communities to encourage school districts, legislators, and families to work together. The organization strives to understand, support, and enhance education, and provide greater opportunities for children with special needs. We serve Ashford, Mansfield, Stafford, Tolland, Willington and other surrounding towns in Northeast Connecticut.
P.O. Box 397
Willington, CT 06279
Wendy D. Marans, M.S., CCC/SLP
Yale Psychological Assessment ServiceAssessment Service has a long history of providing a broad range of testing services to school-age children and youth throughout Connecticut. Common referrals include: IQ testing, giftedness testing, educational testing for learning disabilities, neuropsychological testing of executive functioning, memory, and attention, second opinions, and assessment of personality and behavioral functioning. We provide comprehensive evaluations for elementary, middle school and high school age children.
Yale Child Study Center
230 S. Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 785-7400 (fax)
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism AssociationA New York not-for-profit organization that provides education and support to families, individuals and the professionals who support them including PDDs and related conditions with resources, meetings, conferences, newsletter and a hotline.
Pat Schissel, President
(516) 470-0360, main office
Amazing Kids Amazing FamiliesDamselfly Center
Theresa Haney LCAT, ADTR, CPC
Red Hook Poughkeepsie Schenectady
ASPIE - The School for Autistic Strength Purpose and Independence in EducationFull day educational program for teenagers on the autism spectrum that meets all New York state standards for coursework and curriculum. Also features digital media production and computer education instruction for students who are highly motivated by working with computers.
P.O. Box 489
4080 Route 28
Boiceville, NY 12412
Dr. Ballaban-Gill & Dr. Isabelle Rapin, M.D.Professors of Neurology and Pediatrics
Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Kennedy Building 807, 1410 Pelham Parkway
South Bronx, NY 10461
Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)
Chappaqua: PDD Spectrum Parent Support Group
The David CenterA Long Island based group dedicated to providing guidance, education, and support for families of children with autism spectrum disorders and related disorders through a network of parents and professionals. The David Center's ultimate goal is the establishment of a center somewhere on Long Island where it will offer educational programs, resources, and therapy.
Discovering Your WorldSusan Cortilet-Jones, MS, LMHC ,Life Skills Coach
Provides a service for children and adults who need support in improving connections outside of the home and in the community. This service is geared towards individuals with social challenges including PDD, Asperger's, Autism, Social Anxiety and other issues related to navigating social situations and life adjustment. Based on the individual needs, Susan works one to one outside the home and in the community.
Nanuet, New York 10954
Families of High Functioning Autistic Kids (FOHFAK)Family Support Group - Meets on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of each month in the Capital District area of New York/
Latham, New York
The Family Resource Network, Inc.46 Oneida Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Family Support Project for the Developmentally Disabled
The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, Inc. (GRASP)Support groups for parents of children with AS and for adults with AS.
Gloversville-Johnstown and Southern Adirondacks: Fulton-Montgomery Chapter of the ASAMeets on the second Wednesday of the month.
Victoria Morrison, Co-President
The Grace Foundation of New YorkThe Grace Foundation was created to support and advocate for Staten Island and Brooklyn families of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders. This support takes the form of social, educational and information resources. For more information about this group and available services please visit their webpage at http://www.graceofny.org
Guiding Eyes for the BlindGuiding Eyes for the Blind has introduced a program in which its world-renowned dogs are trained to provide safety for children with autism.
611 Granite Springs Rd
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
1 (800) 942-0149
(914) 245-1609 (fax)
Henrietta: Parents Support Group
Jane Nofer, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Jennifer L. Pacht, CMT-MA
Jessica Galgano, PhD, CCC-SLP
John C. Pomeroy, M.D.A licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in autism and asperger's disorder, and a diplomate in family, marital, and domestic relations.
95 Argyle Road
Brooklyn, NY 11218-2903
Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc.
Legal Services for ChildenTodd Silverblatt
271 Madison Avenue, Suite 1007
New York, NY 10016
(212) 683-5544 (fax)
Michelle Dunn, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Neurology
Rose F. Kennedy Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10552
(718) 430-2130 (work)
Neurodevelopmental Assessment and Psychotherapy Services
New York Families for Autistic Childrenhttp://www.nyfac.org
New York State ARC, Inc.393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities Support Group
Northern Regional Center for Independent living (NRCIL)
165 Mechanic Street
Watertown, NY 13367
(315) 785-8704 (TTY)
(315) 785-8612 (fax)
7396 Turin Road
Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-8696 (Voice/TTY)
(315) 376-3404 (fax)
PALSS - Play And Learn Social Skills214 E 70th St.
New York, NY 10021
Parent to Parent of New York StateP.O. Box 1296
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Parent Support NetworkParent Support Network, Inc. conducts a monthly support group for parents of children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's Syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders, nonverbal learning disability, semantic-pragmatic disorder, and hyperlexia. Social skills groups available for children ages 6 to 9 years old and 10 to 13 years old. Meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.
P.O. Box 284
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Parents of Special Children, Inc.2C Tower Drive
Fulton, NY 13069
Poughkeepsie: Support Group for High Functioning Autism/PDD/Asperger
Power AdvocatesP.O. Box 1077
Williamsville, NY 14221-1077
Prader-Willi Alliance of New York, Inc.267 Oxford Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Rochester: Asperger Support Group
Sports Fitness & Fun, Inc.470 Route 17A
Florida, NY 10921
Support Group for Parents of Adult ChildrenThis support group is geared toward the needs of parents of older teens and adults. Parents of this age group face many important issues such as employment, supported or semi-supported living, lack of opportunities for socialization, and all the complications surrounding financial decisions. Take this opportunity to come and share your successes and concerns. Support meetings are held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Half Hollow Hills Library, Room A
Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills
Bernice (631) 269-5709
Support Group for Parents and Advocates of "Adult" Children with PDD/HFA/Asperger's Syndrome
Meets every fourth Sunday of each month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm.
Blythedale Children's Hospital
Bradhurst Avenue, Valhalla (Westchester County)
Syracuse: Asperger's Parent Support Group
Theraplay-NY1 West Mill Drive
Great Neck, NY 11021
Tonawanda: Support group for Parents of Children with Asperger Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Association of Western New York
TriState Learning CenterPrivate provider of ABA services in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut that provides school, home, and community based direct and consultative services to individuals with ASD and related disorders.
140 Huguenot Street, Suite 201
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 633-7070 (fax)
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Westchester ParentLinkParents of children with diagnosis at the milder end of the autism spectrum. This group holds parent support meetings one weekday evening a month where family, social, recreational, educational, and advocacy issues are discussed. The group hosts occasional expert speakers and has a telephone network. We welcome inquiries from parents and professionals.
Western New York Chapter of the Autism Society of America
YAI Autism Center- YAI/NIPD NetworkThe YAI Autism Center provides access to a complete array of highly specialized, top-quality diagnostic services, treatment and care for children and adults with ASDs throughout the life cycle. Services and expertise include: medical, child psychiatry, speech and language, occupational therapy, neuropsychological evaluation, and behavioral management; as well as specialized therapies, socialization groups, and camping and travel. Training, consultation and advocacy also available for professionals and family caregivers.
Dr. Charles Cartwright, Director
460 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD)ABOARD's mission is to maximize the potential and possibilities of children, adolescents and adults with autism in western Pennsylvania (primarily the region surrounding Pittsburgh and Allegheny County). ABOARD serves an active registered membership of almost 9000 families, as well as the professionals who serve them.
35 Wilson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
(412) 781-4122 (fax)
(ASCEND Group)- An Asperger Syndrome Information AllianceP.O. Box 531
Ardmore, PA 19003
Autism Center - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Autism Society of America - Greater Harrisburg Area ChapterP.O. Box 101
Enola, PA 17025
(800) 244-2425, ext. 8408
Autism Society of America, Greater Philadelphia Chapter325 Tyson Avenue
Glenside, PA 19038-3120
Autism Society of America Midwestern PA Chapter
AutismLink.com76 Wagon Wheel Trail
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 934-2040 (fax)
Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center36 East Avenue
Erie, PA 16507
Indian Creek FoundationIndian Creek Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves adults and children with developmental disabilities primarily in Montgomery and Bucks counties. The mission of Indian Creek Foundation is to provide opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to live in and enrich their community while meeting their vocational, family, personal, and spiritual needs from birth to death.
420 Cowpath Road
Souderton, PA 18964-2036
(267) 203-1510 (fax)
Jennifer D. Hetzke, Ph.D.
Certified School Psychologist
Joseph R. McAllister, Jr., Ph.D.Director, Psychological Services
The Watson Institute
301 Camp Meeting Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143
Lancaster County Autism Support Group
The Law Offices of Caryl Andrea ObermanGrove Summit Office Park
607A North Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 10990
(215) 830-5027 (fax)
Linda J. Heller, Esq. - Special Education Advocate519 Monroe Road
Merion, PA 19066-1017
Marie Constance-Lewis, R.N., M.A.Neuro-Developmental Disability Case Manager & IEP Consultant
320 Rockland Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Martha Lloyd Community Services190 West Main Street
Troy, PA 16947
(570) 297-2185 ext. 268
(570) 297-1019 (fax)
Nancy Minshew, M.D.
Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome Association132 W. Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Sharing and Caring of Bucks CountyA Non-profit Organization and Support Group for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism / PDD-NOS / Asperger’s / Mental Retardation / Related Neurological Disabilities We welcome family members, educators, students, friends, and medical professionals of our community. Our mission is to ensure our loved ones are included in all aspects of our community through education, advocacy, and public awareness throughout their lifespan.
For Information about Networking among Parents of Adolescents and Adults :
(215) 321-3202 (between the hours of 10am and 6pm please)
Joyce Harding,Event Coordinator
P.O. Box 462
Richboro, PA 18954
(215) 355-0719 (fax)
Social Learning Disorders ProgramThe cornerstone of the SLDP, the Social Skills Seminar, is a 10 week group with a curriculum that addresses areas such as nonverbal communication, employment issues, self-esteem, dating, and relationships. This group takes place once per week each semester and is run by Mary Riggs Cohen, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3535 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
TALK Institute and SchoolThe TALK Institute and School, formerly the Magnolia School, is the nation's most progressive center for the education of children with autism and language disorders outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As teachers, therapists and researchers we are at the forefront of a new, more accurate and person-centered understanding of autism -- one that presents autism as a sensory-based movement disorder profoundly affecting language, social interaction and praxis.
395 Bishop Hollow Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Total Learning Centers12045 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090