Who We Are
The UCFS Program for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a leader in confronting the challenges of autism and other developmental conditions through its training and service programs.
What makes us unique is our interdisciplinary team approach. Our team consists of highly trained and respected specialists in medicine, psychology and social work. Our team works closely with you and your child to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach to assessment, treatment and consultation.
Individuals with autism experience impairments across a range of developmental domains, all of which must be addressed in order to develop a successful treatment plan. Careful attention is paid to social, communicative, cognitive, adaptive, affective and behavioral lines of development. Team members meet with parents prior to each evaluation and build the story of each child. Then the entire team meets to review each child’s history and plan an individualized, effective assessment strategy, including:
- Diagnostic Assessment that includes the use of specialized instruments.
- Psychological Testing including intelligence testing, achievement testing and assessment of adaptive functioning.
- Specialized Assessments of related conditions such as tic and movement disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- A Functional Analysis of Behavior when indicated. In addition, ongoing clinical team meetings and a parent or caregiver session are held to discuss findings.
The UCFS Program for Autism offers a range of health, educational and behavioral services in one location for individuals with autism and other developmental concerns including:
- Comprehensive assessments
- Psychopharmacology (medication)
- Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions
- Social skills and communication
- Social learning groups
- Multi-family and parent groups
Professionals from different disciplines strive to deliver family-centered care that is comprehensive and coordinated.
How to make an appointment
Call (860) 822-4793 to speak with an intake specialist. They will collect information to meet your child’s needs for diagnostic, assessment and/or treatment services.
Most insurance is accepted. We also offer a sliding fee scale.
Family Resource Packet
During this time of uncertainty, we wanted to offer you some support materials. We know that it can be extremely challenging with small day to day changes and our hope is to help lessen the burden. You will find below two links to some general resources to use at your discretion. Remember, our team at the Autism Center is here to help you see this through!