Autism Center

The Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute brings together researchers and clinicians to offer families unrivaled expertise in understanding and meeting the needs of toddlers, children, adolescents and young adults with autism and related challenges.

Through evidence-based care and scientific research, we offer a 360-degree approach to understanding and supporting young people with autism and their families. Our multi-disciplinary teams are equipped with a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options to help them thrive. We openly share scientific findings and resources within the global community to advance autism research.

· We take a comprehensive approach to supporting patients and families, from early recognition to treatment of core autism symptoms and coexisting conditions such as anxiety and ADHD.

· With mental health, speech-language and learning experts under the same roof, we can respond to the unique emotional, behavioral and social communication needs of each patient.

· We develop a complete picture of a patient’s strengths and weaknesses with gold-standard diagnostic assessments performed in a research setting by highly trained professionals

· With psychologists and psychiatrists on staff, we can offer both specialized behavioral therapies and medication treatment, when appropriate.

· By providing both assessment and treatment, we enable families to access care that meet their needs and monitor response to treatment without having to search for a host of providers.

· With our integrated approach, clinical experience enriches research and research rigor heightens clinical care. Every family we see makes a difference for many others.

The Autism Center: Clinical Program specializes in diagnosing and treating children, adolescents and young adults who struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related challenges including Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) and conditions once called Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). We provide effective, evidence-based treatment in their homes, schools, community and in our office to ensure comprehensive support and care.

The Autism Center: Research Program is focused on understanding the neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using brain imaging and a range of other clinical and cognitive approaches. A specific goal of the center is to detect autism-related differences in brain connectivity that emerge in early childhood, with the goal of identifying objective biological markers that can be used for diagnosis, and to tailor and monitor subsequent intervention efforts designed for each patient.