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Do you suspect your child may have autism?
Do you suspect your child may have autism?
Do you suspect your child may have autism? Please discuss your concerns openly and thoroughly with your child’s Pediatrician and feel free to use our Autism Symptom Checklist, which you can print to share during your appointment. Please be proactive and remember that research has taught us the importance of early identification and appropriate intervention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have provided helpful information we encourage you to reference within their “Learn The Signs. Act Early” campaign.
The Reach Autism Clinic program evaluates children as young as 24 months of age through adulthood to determine if the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is appropriate. Referral from the patient's Primary Care Physician is required. We use an interdisciplinary team approach to diagnose and care for each patient's needs while considering all unique medical, developmental, behavioral and educational needs. Following a team decision, we provide a comprehensive report and assistance to help you connect with any needed treatment and support services within your community.
Children ages 2+ and adults are referred to our outpatient counseling program for a wide variety of concerns including, but not limited to:
Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD),
anxiety disorders, trauma and stress related disorders (Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, stress disorder, adjustment disorders),
Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder),
behavior problems, school issues, developmental delays and intellectual issues.
An interdisciplinary team of clinicians will see each patient and their family members/significant others at the evaluation appointment which typically requires a minimum of two hours.
The evaluation process includes:
1. An in-depth review of patient records which is completed prior to your appointment.
2. A detailed intake interview including developmental history from parents or caregivers is completed with our Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Holly Crutchfield, in order to comprehensively gather information about:
your family history of medical and developmental disorders,
social environment and acquisition or
lack of achievement of developmental milestones, etc.
3. Administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) is completed with a specially trained and certified Speech-Language Pathologist.
4. Speech-language, occupational, physical and/or developmental evaluations are completed as needed by therapists trained specifically to work with individuals suspected of ASD.
5. Diagnostic consultation, record review and in-depth staffing is completed with Psycholgist Dr. Rebecca Schlau and thorough recommendations for the patient and their family is included in a comprehensive report of clinical findings.
We know that this is a hard time, and we are here to help. We want to help you gain the support and tools you need to help your child succeed. Please call our office at (501) 575-2344 and we will be happy to assist you with getting your child set up with our Reach Autism Clinic.
If you need help, please contact our office at 501-575-2344 and it would be our pleasure to help you to get the process started on getting mental health services started through our Reach program. We truly want to help you, your child, and your family be able to reach your full potential.
A note from Holly about outpatient counseling services:
“As a Licensed Certified Social Worker and Certified Autism Specialist, I enjoy working with children and families seeking help to manage the daily struggles in raising a child on the autism spectrum as well as children with mental health issues. I have spent my entire career working with children/adolescents and families with a wide range of mental health disorders.
I specialize in parenting issues, child/adolescent behaviors and coping skills/behavior modification to target the disruptive and defiant behaviors that interfere with daily life. I understand how difficult it can be to manage behaviors and as a parent of a child with special needs. I am aware of daily struggles for the child, siblings, parents, schools, teachers and therapists. I love to empower, encourage and advocate for others. I truly enjoy being a mental health professional and look forward to working with all of my clients and families to reach their full potential no matter how big or small the step is for them.”
“KidSource was a godsend to me. I was able to have a flexible schedule with our therapists who were awesome.”
“Reach has made a drastic positive change for the well being of our son. He is able to communicate his needs and feelings better and has worked through coping strategies to make what we call ‘everyday life’ a little easier.”
Parent of Reach Client
“Not only did they treat my kiddos but also encouraged me and helped train me – giving me the inspiration to try new things with my kids.”