• Delivering Special Education Services
    to Students with Significant Neurodevelopmental Disabilities:

    A Model Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Distance Learning

    COVID-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges for educational teams supporting students with complex learning profiles. Learn more about how CCSN how worked to support students, families, and educational teams



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 other related neurodevelopmental disorders such as Intellectual Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Tuberous Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and Rett Syndrome
  • 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

A Note From Our Executive 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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