An accurate diagnosis is crucial to helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families identify appropriate therapies. We provide our patients and their families with the most up-to-date diagnostic information and help them understand their child's strengths and needs.

For each child, our team develops individual treatment programs that can include behavioral intervention; verbal and augmentative communication treatment; social skills and cognition intervention; occupational therapy; medical management; and family support services. Driven by ongoing research, our clinical programs offer children the most innovative therapies available.

The well-being of our children and their families is our highest priority. CARD provides state of the art evaluations and interventions along with targeted care for individual patience and family needs. Click on the drop downs below to explore our various services.

Achievement Programs

Provides three small-group treatment programs designed to develop communication skills, social interaction abilities and learning readiness.

  • Achievements for Little Learners, age 1 year
  • Early Achievements, age 2 years

Achievements, ages 2 years, 9 months through 5 years, 11 months

Clinical Psychology

Provides diagnostic assessments and individual and group therapy services to address social, emotional and behavioral needs.

Clinical Social Work

Provides treatment and care coordination services provided by licensed mental health professionals to promote the optimal development of children with autism.

Neuropsychology

Provides neuropsychological evaluations to determine cognitive strengths and weaknesses to inform treatment planning at home, school, and in the community.

Occupational Therapy

Provides assessment and treatment to address strengths and functional needs in areas including neuromotor, gross motor, fine motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, sensory processing and self-care/daily living skills.

Psychiatry

Provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment services for children and adolescents who are having difficulty with mood, behavior, or relationships at home, within the family, at school, and with peers.

Social Skills

Provides group therapy opportunities to develop social interaction skills, promote self-advocacy and enhance connection with others.

Speech-Language Pathology

Provides specialized evaluations and interventions to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.

Life Skills

Provides group therapy to increase independence with daily activities while addressing underlying communication and sensory motor differences that impact self-care.

 

The center also offers a variety of parent training programs, including:

  • Jump Start: A six-week speech-language therapy program for parents and children focusing on socialization and early language/communication interaction development for children under the age of three years.  
  • Kick Start: A 12-week speech-language therapy program for parents and children focusing on increasing the child’s communication, social interaction, play, and learning readiness skills. Designed for children three to six years of age.  
  • Play with Me: A parent-child interaction series to enhance socialization and functional skill development and to assist with sensory regulation.
  • Picture Exchange Clinic: A six-week speech-language therapy program for parents and children to develop and implement a Picture Exchange Communications System (PECS) for expressive communication.  
  • Functional Communication Clinic: A six-week speech-language therapy program for parents and children to determine and implement the most effective communication aids for the child. Functional communication strategies may include PECS, picture communication books, speech output augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC), and other visual supports.
  • Circle of Security: A 10- to 12-week caregiver-only program focused on understanding your child’s emotional world as a means of helping them manage their feelings and behaviors.
  • Enhance: A 10-week parent-child series that uses child-led play a means of enhancing the child’s social interactions and positive connections with caregivers.