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Autism resources in New Orleans


10-Apr-2013

We worked hard to find the resources you may need to take your next step, whether you think your child may have autism or be on th spectrum, or if he has been diagnosed and you're desperate for the best local and online resources...

Autism Speaks

http://www.autismspeaks.org
ASD Video Glossary, an innovative web-based tool designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Free glossary of over a hundred video clips to help identify the subtle differences between typical and delayed development in young children and spot the early red flags for ASD.

CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html
Info on ASD, diagnosis, data and stats, info on research, scientific articles, etc.

Testing Places

The Autism Center at Children's Hospital
(Dr. Jodi Kamps)
http://www.chnola.org/autism
935 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
504.896.7272

provide evidenced based assessment and treatment to children and their families

Dr. Terry Johnson
drterryphd@bellsouth.net
3350 Ridgelake Drive, Suite 272 , Metairie, LA 70002
504.874.3190
is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families
If diagnosed:
Focus on individual child’s area of strengths and weaknesses to decide course of treatment.

Logan Williamson, LPC, LLC
7611 Maple St. New Orleans, LA 70118
212.789.4216
http://loganwilliamsonlpc.com/
is a licensed psychologist who works with a variety of diagnoses and with expertise in neurobehavioral (ADHD/ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome Disorder) and mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety, etc.), as well as experience working with issues related to adoption.

Schools/Other Resources

The Autism Center at Children's Hospital
http://www.chnola.org/autism
935 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
504.896.7272

Diagnostic evaluations, medication, classes and support groups for parents, social skills groups for kids.

The Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Tulane Hospital for Children Pediatric Specialty Clinic
5th floor of Tulane Medical Center
1415 Tulane Ave.
504.988.3533
NOTE: Center is moving to the Tulane-Lakeside campus in Metairie
in July 2013
Specializes in the identification and management of Autism and other Developmental Disorders. Planning to start offering parenting support groups on a monthly basis and Autism Basics on a weekly basis; additionally, are hiring an ABA therapist and plan to begin providing ABA therapy to children soon.

The Chartwell Center
http://www.thechartwellcenter.org/
4239 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA  70115
504.899.2478

Raphael Academy
http://www.raphaelacademy.org
517 Soraparu Street, Suite 104, New Orleans, LA 70130
504.598.3227
Raphael Academy is a new Camphill inspired private school initiative for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities that may include, but are not restricted to, Aspergers, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Developmental Delay, ADD/ADHD and other conditions associated with intellectual disability.  They are currently enrolling students in grades sixth through twelfth for the 2012-13 school year and are beginning to take applications now for the Young Adult Program beginning next fall.

St. Michael’s Special School
http://stmichaelspecialschool.com
1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans, LA 70130
504.524.7285

Holy Rosary Academy
http://www.hra-hrhs.org
2437 Jena St., New Orleans, LA 70115
504.482.7173

Within Reach - Center for Autism
http://www.withinreachnola.com
3313 Jurgens St., Metairie, LA 70002
504.885.4327
Within Reach strives to support young children (ages 2-6) with Autism and related developmental disabilities through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis, focusing on the advancement of communication, play, independence, motor, and academic skills.

Early Steps (State of Louisiana)
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ttp://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/139/n/139
504.496.0165  Jefferson Parish
504.595.3408 Orleans Parish
EarlySteps provides services to families with infants and toddlers aged birth to three years (36 months) who have a developmental delay or who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Services such as Physical Therapy Nutrition Services Services Psychological Services Service Coordination and more

Shadow for Life’s Journey (Eureka Harris)
A wonderful shadowing service for your child. To give you peace of mind knowing they are cared for throughout their day.
www.shadowsforlifesjourneys.com
504-508-9007

Creating New Connections
http://creatingnewconnections.com/
504.231.8981
Individual ABA programs, social skills classes, flexible behavior consultations

Autism Society
http://www.autism-society.org/
1.800.328.8476
Provides information on autism, navigating services, autism through the lifespan of an individual, family issues, treatment option.




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