Unique Needs,
Unique Care

As a parent or caregiver of someone with autism or a related disorder, you are faced with so many questions. Are you doing the right thing? Have you put your trust in the right professionals? Does your loved one have the best chance to succeed? Our goal is to help families gain confidence in making decisions for their child.

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A Spectrum of Care

CCSN is an interdisciplinary clinic specializing in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with complex developmental disabilities, in particular those with:

  • Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and related Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Challenges in self-regulation (including difficulties with feeding, sleep, daytime and nighttime incontinence, pica, severe aggression and self-injury)
  • Co-occurring mental health disorders (including anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric conditions)
  • Co-occurring Intellectual and Learning Disabilities
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A Note From Our Director

As is almost always the case, it started out with a child. In 1973 there were few opportunities for children with Autism. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its Federal predecessor PL: 94-142 were several years away from passage, and the notion that a child’s Autism was caused by his or her mother’s emotional rejection was still accepted in many parts of the professional community.

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Clinical Insights

Creating and Sustaining a Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Team

by Cali McGinn, M.A., BCBA and
Cara Barbierri, Psy.D.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a child’s development across many areas, including language, cognition, social, emotional, and academic functioning. Children with autism can often be taught the skills that they lack through carefully crafted treatment interventions.