Clinical Assessment and Ongoing Clinical Care
Diagnoses, evaluations and recommendations for appropriate educational and medical therapies are provided by board-certified developmental and behavioral pediatricians and trainees in developmental and behavioral pediatrics who are directly supervised by attending physicians. Initial evaluations consist of three visits:
Parents and referring pediatric providers are supplied with comprehensive reports documenting each of these visits.
After the initial evaluation, ongoing follow-up is scheduled as needed, based on the age, medical and educational needs of the child and family. All families of children diagnosed with ASD are given access to an autism resource specialist who provides additional written information about ASD and community resources, and who provides ongoing support in concert with the clinical providers. The resource specialist often meets with families at the time of diagnosis to help clarify next steps and recommendations given by our providers.
Parent Workshops The PAC staff runs periodic seminars for parents, including a multi-session series called “Everyday Behavior Problems and Solutions.” Topics covered in these sessions include:
Workshops on single focused topics such as “Picky Eating” and “Toilet Training,” are also held periodically. Workshops are provided with interpreters to assist non-English speaking families.