CONSULTANTS

Association for Science in Autism Treatment

P.O. Box 1447
Hoboken, NJ 07030
info@asatonline.org

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) promotes safe, effective, science-based treatments for people with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically sound information, advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment, and combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate and false information about autism and its treatment. Established in 1998, ASAT works toward adopting higher standards of accountability for the care, education and treatment of all individuals with autism. Visit their website and subscribe to their free quarterly newsletter.

Attentive Behavior Care (ABC), Inc.

575 Lexington Ave
4th Floor, 4-079
New York, NY 10022
(718) 650-6540

Attentive Behavior Care is an agency comprised of behavior therapists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and a strong administrative team who work together to provide Applied Behavior Analysis services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our mission is to decrease the challenges faced and enhance the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families by providing one-to-one instruction, education, training, guidance, and resources.

Autism Partnership

200 Marina Drive
Suite 1C
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Dr. Ronald Leaf
Dr. John McEachin

(562) 431-9293

Autism Partnership is led by Dr. John McEachin and Dr. Ronald Leaf. They specialize not only in Early Intervention and Applied Behavior Analysis for children diagnosed with autism, but also work with older children for both specific behaviors as well as educational progress. The organization has offices in the U.S., Seoul, Manila, and Kuwait. They offer training on how to incorporate ABA into school districts across the U.S. The founders of Autism Partnership are the noted authors of A Work In Progress, Sense and Nonsense, It’s Time for School! and Crafting Connections. Many of the senior members of the organization received training from and collaborated with Dr. Ivar Lovaas in the 1970’s.

Autism Partnership offers a comprehensive program and a variety of proven services, including in-home, in-classroom and individual treatment plans, as well as lectures and workshops. All programs are handled by expert teachers and tailored to each individual child, family and caregiver, with the goal of helping that child achieve their best life.

Behavior Analysts

309 Lennon Lane
Suite 104
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Dr. James Partington
(925) 210-9370

Behavior Analysts is led by James Partington, PhD, BCBA-D, co-author of Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities and author of the ABLLS-R®, and provides training seminars to parents, staff, and school districts.

Brooklyn Autism Center

57 Willoughby Street
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 554-1027

The Brooklyn Autism Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) school serving children with autism spectrum disorders in Brooklyn Heights. The program was founded by parents, educators, and community activists who are determined to provide high quality, effective education to children with autism. The school for children age 5 – 16 utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the only teaching method scientifically proven to result in consistent progress for children with autism. The goal is to produce measurable and lasting results for students and their families in the New York Metro area.

For more information or to schedule a tour, visit The Brooklyn Autism Center or email info@brooklynautismcenter.org

The Elija Foundation

11 Laurel Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
info@elija.org
(516) 216-5270

The Elija Foundation offers parent support, seminars and professional conferences. They recently opened a school which serves children with autism.

Eden II

15 Beach Street
Staten Island, NY 10304
Dr. Joanne Gerenser
(718) 816-1422

Eden II is an agency with several school sites and services for parent seminars on how to work with children diagnosed with autism. The agency also provides conferences for parents and professionals. This is an agency that works specifically with children in New York City and they have a sister agency and school in Long Island – The Genesis School. They’ve also put together a training CD-Rom on ABA called Autism Academy.

Growing Minds

80 Garden Center
Suite 26
Broomfield, CO 80020
(772) 206-0993

Growing Minds offers training for parents whose children have autism, pervasive developmental delay, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) and Asperger’s Syndrome. They offer distance learning programs and an intensive 5 day program for parents who are able to travel to Colorado.

Gold Coast Children’s Center

972 Post Road, 3rd Floor
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 883-8827

Gold Coast Children’s Center, LLC provides hands-on training to parents, caregivers, and teachers to help them teach new skills and effectively manage the occurrence of any challenging behavior. The evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are used to systematically build skills and monitor progress. Individualized intervention focuses on the skills necessary for each child to reach his or her full potential and to improve the quality of life for each family. Teaching is focused on generalization of skills, to ensure each child’s achievements will transfer across different settings and people, and will be beneficial in “real world” environments. Services include parent/caregiver training, development and supervision of early intensive behavioral intervention programs, social skills instruction with siblings or peers, Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and development of behavior management plans, and skill assessments.

Lovaas Institute

East Headquarters
423 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Linda Wright, M.A., CCC-SLP/L, BCBA, Clinical Director
(856) 616-9442

West Headquarters
6167 Bristol Parkway
Suite 130
Culver City, CA 90230
Scott Cross, BCBA, PhD, Clinical Director
Mariko Okano, Intake Coordinator
(310) 410-4450

Music for Autism

Music for Autism is committed to improving the quality of life and raising public awareness of individuals with autism and their families through music. To achieve this, Music for Autism sponsors interactive concerts, specifically tailored to be “autism friendly”, enriching the lives of those with autism through exposure to high quality music performed by professional musicians. Music for Autism interactive concerts provide an environment where no one will be embarrassed and where individual differences are celebrated—irrespective of developmental delay or socioeconomic status. All concerts are fully subsidized and neither individuals with autism nor their families pay admission, ensuring equal access to all. There is a wonderful, free social story available so that attendees can prepare for the experience here. To learn about concerts in your area, visit their concert calendar.

NYFAC

95-16 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
Andrew Baumann
(718) 641-3441

New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) provides recreational activities, family support and offers resources for children on the autism spectrum in the New York City area. They have produced training materials for parents and professionals, such as Working with Someone Who Has Autism: A Core Training Manual for any Entry-Level Position.

North Shore Pediatric Therapy

950 Lee Street
Suite 210
Des Plaines, IL 60016
info@NSPT4kids.com
(877) 486-4140

With 7 locations, North Shore Pediatric Therapy (NSPT) is the only concierge health and wellness center for children and young adults that combines the power of multiple disciplines, first class service, and inspiring results, that has become the company’s hallmark. Deemed a Thought Leader in pediatric therapy, NSPT brings Peace of Mind to thousands of children and their families with its invigorating blend of positive environment, heroic staff, and blossoming kids. NSPT provides the ultimate discovery that challenges can be overcome, and happiness restored. Our team is comprised of Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Social Work, Nutrition, and Academic Specialists. Visit us at www.KidsBlossom.com.

Paragon Consulting Services

20 Harvard Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 530-3999

Paragon Consulting Services, LLC offers consultation and training to professionals and parents of individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities. Their staff is trained in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. They offer on-site consultation (home and school) and training workshops. Diane Black, MEd founded and operates Paragon Consulting Services and has worked in the field since 1991. She has extensive background in applied behavior analysis and setting up classrooms and programs for students with autism and related developmental disabilities. Diane has expertise in behavioral intervention planning and the implementation of visual communication strategies. She also has extensive experience in schools and educational programs across the country. Diane has made significant contributions to a published collection of lesson-plans for preschool aged children and has worked with students of all ages. She has also written a chapter on a “Typical Day in a Classroom” which can be found in the published book The Pyramid Approach to Education in Autism.

Reaching Potentials

Florida
500 NE Spanish River Blvd
Suites 11 & 12
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel: (561) 391-1004
Fax: (561) 391-1008

Virginia
1602 William Street
Upper Floor
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Tel: (540) 368-8087
Fax: (540) 368-8059

General Email: RPforAutism@aol.com

Reaching Potentials is a non-profit organization that serves children with autism and their families. They partner with parents and the professional community to provide research-based services, including training, early intervention programs, and outreach.

Room to Grow

Dr. Bobby Newman
(516) 448-5042

Room to Grow offers psychological assessments, functional analyses and educational baselines, program implementation, on-going staff training and supervision, outpatient psychotherapy, and behavior therapy. Clients include private families, public agencies, and school districts. Standardized psychological tests and reports are prepared by licensed psychologists and BCBAs, when appropriate. Functional analyses and educational baselines are undertaken. From there, educational programs and behavior treatment plans are created.

Once this evaluation and planning process is over, Room to Grow provides staff training and on-going supervision to ensure progress, following the basic behavioral tenet that “the student is always right.” If the data show that the student is not making progress, it is the teaching or behavior management program that must be altered. The student is never blamed for lack of progress. Room to Grow staff also provide outpatient psychotherapy and behavior therapy for certain clinical populations, primarily anxiety disorders such as phobias and obsessive-compulsive behavior, as well as sex education and therapy, for typically developing adults and teens, as well as those with developmental disabilities. Dr. Newman has authored many books including Behaviorspeak and Behavioral Detectives.

The SEED Center

30 Buxton Farm Road
Suite 105
Stamford, CT 06905
Evan Schermer, MS, President
(203) 674-8200

The Center for Social Enrichment and Educational Development, LLC (SEED Center) is a brand new, all-inclusive therapeutic center for individuals with autism and related disabilities. The SEED Center offers a multitude of services such as applied behavior analysis, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, social skill development, family training, assessment and testing, counseling, advocacy, home programming, and professional development. The SEED Center utilizes a trans-disciplinary approach, allowing professionals to work and train together as a team to maximize progress and skill development. Parents are provided a well-coordinated, all-inclusive environment that includes curriculum, therapeutic tools, training and facility accommodations. Children can look forward to a fun, engaging, and social learning environment.

Consulting services at the SEED Center are geared towards helping school districts overcome potential difficulties in meeting the educational needs of students with autism. SEED offers a wide range of services to support students with ASD, their families, and the professionals who work with these students. Its trans-disciplinary team comprises top professionals in the field with experience and knowledge to provide comprehensive services that meet each student's unique individual needs.

Strategic Alternatives: Educational and Behavioral Services

15 Deerfield Road
Medway, MA 02053
Tyler Fovel, MA, BCBA, Director
(508) 314-0191
director@strategic-alternatives.com

Tyler Fovel has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for over 30 years. He received a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 1984 he started Strategic Alternatives, a consulting company that provides educational and behavioral services to children with autism and PDD. Tyler consults to a number of school districts and families in the Connecticut area and is the Clinical Director for LEARN ABA and the LEARN ABA School Support Network, a group of ABA programs in Southeastern Connecticut. He is an instructor for a 3-course program of study in Applied Behavior Analysis that prepares professionals to take the national certification examination for Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst. Tyler has given numerous workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, and is the author of a book on Functional Assessment (Individual Solutions, 1989) and the book and software set entitled The NEW ABA Program Companion.

Uniqkid

Brookyln, NY
1-844-426-8647
Karina Burman
Karina@uniqkid.org

Uniqkid, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing integrated life skills programming to youth with special needs and their families. The organization offers social and recreational programs which are mutli-tiered and synergistic. The programs feature specialized fitness, interactive fine and gross motor programs as well as utilizing digital tracking that demonstrates progress in all.

Winterling Consultants

Dr. Vincent Winterling
vwinterling@verizon.net

Dr. Winterling is currently the Statewide Director of the Delaware Autism Program at the Brennen School. Winterling Consultants work in the areas of autism spectrum disorders, functional behavior assessments, curriculum development, and education management and consulting.


NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Association for Behavior Analysis International

Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis. ABAI hosts events that include an annual convention and an autism conference. Though membership is geared toward scientists and scientist-practitioners, parents of children with autism and other learning differences are welcome as members and at our events.

Anova

Anova is a non-profit K-12 school and treatment center specializing in autism and related social, emotional, and behavioral needs, and services in behavior analysis, speech and language, social cognition, occupational therapy, sensory integration, early intervention, paraprofessional support in public schools, and in-home services within 15 counties across California. The "Anova Method of Education" is a unique and successful educational model that has been adapted for use in other countries. Co-founder Andrew Bailey was appointed by Senator Noreen Evans as Chair of the North Coast Area Regional Task Force on Autism and Related Disorders. For more information, view the organization's video here.

Autism New Jersey

Autism New Jersey is the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Self-advocates, families, the professionals who work with them, government officials, the media, and concerned state residents all turn to Autism New Jersey for information, compassionate support, and training. Our public policy work in Trenton, annual conference, and information line (800-4-AUTISM) are just a few of the ways we make a difference for New Jersey's autism community.

Through awareness, credible information, education, and public policy initiatives, Autism New Jersey leads the way to lifelong individualized services provided with skill and compassion. We recognize the autism community's many contributions to society and work to enhance their resilience, abilities and quality of life.

Autism Resources

Autism Resources is one of the best resources for information on Autism and Aspergers’s Sydrome. There are links to resources as well as a FAQ list that addresses any parent’s concerns.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

The Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families and caregivers to information, tools, and resources. They are available to answer calls and emails from 9am to 1pm (all time zones). Call (888) 288-4762 or En Español (888) 772-9050; or send an email to familyservices@autismspeaks.org.

Autism Society of America

Autism Society of America (ASA) is the oldest of the autism organizations, lending support to parents of children diagnosed with autism. ASA is an advocacy group for all members of the spectrum from young children to adults.

AutismWeb

AutismWeb: A Parents Guide to Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
This site offers detailed information on an ASD diagnosis, reviews of autism teaching methods, a resource guide, a blog, and a list of conferences.

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)

A non-profit organization of parents, educators and other professionals dedicated to providing education, advocacy and support for the ASD child. FEAT has local organizations in many states and provinces:

British Columbia Fresno, CA Manitoba North Texas
Central New York Las Vegas, NV Missouri Rhode Island
Chattanooga, TN Los Angeles, CA North Carolina Washington
Connecticut Louisville, KY North Dakota Western Kentucky

Ron Saffran

Ron Saffran has put together a site dedicated to ABA Resources for Recovery from Autism, PDD, Hyperlexia.

Trainland

This is a site that contains over 2,300 links to various autism resources and has been a comprehensive information center for many years.

WorldMed Assist

This site is a medical guide and great resource about autism spectrum disorders.


LEGAL CONSULTANTS

Mayerson and Associates

330 West 38th Street
Suite 600
New York, NY 10018
Gary S. Mayerson, JD
(212) 265-7200

Gary Mayerson is an attorney and author of How To Compromise With Your School District Without Compromising Your Child. He is the founder of Mayerson & Associates, a Manhattan-based law firm that was founded as the first and only law firm in the nation that is dedicated to representing children and adolescents with autism in educational rights disputes, and other related litigation. One of Gary's cases became the very first "autism" case to ever reach the U.S. Supreme Court. To date, Mayerson & Associates attorneys have represented families in more than 30 states.

Gary has testified before Congress on the subject of the federal IDEIA statute, and also is a Board Member of Autism Speaks, serving as the Director of its Federal Legal Appeals Project, a pro bono initiative at the federal level.