DO YOU SUSPECT YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE AUTISM? PLEASE DISCUSS YOUR CONCERNS OPENLY AND THOROUGHLY WITH YOUR CHILD’S PEDIATRICIAN AND FEEL FREE TO USE OUR AUTISM SYMPTOM CHECKLIST WHICH YOU CAN PRINT TO SHARE DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT. PLEASE BE PROACTIVE AND REMEMBER THAT RESEARCH HAS TAUGHT US THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND APPROPRIATE INTERVENTION. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION HAVE PROVIDED HELPFUL INFORMATION WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REFERENCE WITHIN THEIR “LEARN THE SIGNS. ACT EARLY.” CAMPAIGN.
The Reach Autism Clinic program evaluates children as young as 24 months of age through adulthood to determine if the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is appropriate. Referral from your the patient's Primary Care Physician is required. We use an interdisciplinary team approach to diagnose and care for each patient's needs while considering all unique medical, developmental, behavioral and educational needs. Following a team decision, we provide a comprehensive report and assistance to help you connect with any needed treatment and support services within your community.
An interdisciplinary team of clinicians will see each patient and their family members/significant others at the evaluation appointment which typically requires a minimum of two hours. The evaluation process includes:
We know that this is a hard time and we are here to help. We want to help you gain the support and tools you need to help your child succeed. Please call our office at (501) 315-4414 and we will be happy to assist you with getting your child set up with our Reach Autism Clinic.
Children ages 2+ and adults are referred to our outpatient counseling program for a wide varietyof concerns including, but not limited to Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD), anxiety disorders, trauma and stress related disorders (Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, stress disorder, adjustment disorders), Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder), behavior problems, school issues, developmental delays and intellectual issues.
It is okay to ask for help. If you need help, please contact our office at 501-315-4414 and it would be our pleasure to help you to get the process started on getting mental health services started through our Reach program. We truly want to help you, your child, and your family be able to reach your full potential.
A note from Holly about outpatient counseling services:
“As a Licensed Certified Social Worker and Certified Autism Specialist, I enjoy working with children and families seeking help to manage the daily struggles in raising a child on the autism spectrum as well as children with mental health issues. I have spent my entire career working with children/adolescents and families with a wide range of mental health disorders. I specialize in parenting issues, child/adolescent behaviors and coping skills/behavior modification to target the disruptive and defiant behaviors that interfere with daily life. I understand how difficult it can be to manage behaviors and as a parent of a child with special needs. I am aware of daily struggles for the child, siblings, parents, schools, teachers and therapists. I love to empower, encourage and advocate for others. I truly enjoy being a mental health professional and look forward to working with all of my clients and families to reach their full potential no matter how big or small the step is for them.”
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Referrals can be made by calling our administrative office at (501) 315-4414 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org