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Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is an interdepartmental Center that is being formed within the Neurosciences Institute to provide clinical consultative services for people with autism spectrum disorders and support relevant research.  The Center will build upon existing strengths, recruiting additional faculty to join the autism clinicians and researchers already at Stony Brook.  For a listing of these faculty and their research interests click here.

In addition, the departments of Neurology, Psychology, and Psychiatry are now providing clinical consultative services for people on the spectrum. The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic can provide evaluations, medical management, social skills training, and school consultations among other services.

 


Paul Mitrani, MD, PhD, and Karen Sproul speak with News 12 about autism spectrum disorder

Mission

With the growing need for services for children and teens with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, Stony Brook Psychiatry’s Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department has created a team of providers under the auspices of the Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, to care for these individuals and their families. Providers are from Psychiatry, Neurology, and the former Matt and Debra Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Our goals are to provide children and families with coordinated care through a team approach as well as access to latest developments in ASD evaluation and treatment, including through our own research efforts.


Services

  • Comprehensive Evaluations
  • Medication Management
  • Individual, group, and family therapy, including parent and social skills training
  • Crisis/intensive behavioral interventions for children who identified as a Person with a Developmental Disability through the NYS OPWDD
  • School Consultation Services
  • College Support Programs
  • Resource Assistance

NOTE: All children seen in the ASD Clinic undergo an initial consultation evaluation with one of the providers. The evaluation is then reviewed with the treatment team before recommendations are made to the family. These recommendations may include potential further evaluations, such as psychological testing or a school observation, and/or treatment. Having an evaluation does not guarantee that the child can be followed in the clinic. It is important for families to be aware that many of our services are not covered by insurance. In those situations, either self-pay or out-of-net-work benefits must be used.


Staff

  • Paul Mitrani, M.D., Ph.D., Director
  • Judith Crowell, M.D.
  • Deborah Gerard, M.S./B.C.B.A.
  • Michael Greenberg, L.C.S.W-R., A.C.S.W.
  • Jennifer Keluskar, Ph.D.
  • Matthew D. Lerner, Ph.D
  • Jill Miller-Horn, M.D.

For more information about our staff members, click here.


Contact Us

For an appointment call (631) 632-8668.


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