Autism Spectrum Disorders Service

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Service at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone, specializes in identifying social and communication difficulties in children as young as 12 months old. We also provide evaluation and care through the adult years.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by delayed or atypical behavior in: social interaction and communication. Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors are also common. The Child Study Center works with your child and family to create an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan with strategies and supports for both home and school.

Our specialized services for children, adolescents, and adults include:

  • diagnostic, psychiatric, and neuropsychological assessments
  • service navigation, and educational and transition planning
  • functional behavior assessments and behavior plans
  • behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy
  • social learning groups
  • parent training and sibling support
  • college student preparation and support
  • school consultation

Evaluation and Consultation

The Child Study Center provides expert diagnostic evaluation from toddler age through adulthood. We also offer comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, psychiatric assessment, and functional behavior assessments in homes and schools.

Our unique Service Navigation Program provides ongoing therapeutic and educational support and information for families. We have extensive experience in educational planning in New York City, including consultation on individualized education programs, school placement, and transition planning.

Treatment

Our experts provide behavioral treatment including early social interaction and pivotal response treatment for language, social, and behavior goals. We specialize in treating children and young adults who have complex concerns, including co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression and ADHD, with cognitive behavioral therapy. Medication evaluation and treatment are available as a part of our multidisciplinary team approach. Learn more about our treatments for autism.

PEERS: Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills 

PEERS is group therapy for teens and their parents designed to address social skill deficits in youth with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other social or emotional challenges. Each 90-minute session includes instruction, modeling, coaching, and ongoing feedback. The group runs for 14 weeks.

Outreach Presentations

Our specialists are available to parents, professionals, and schools for training and workshops on a wide range of topics. A sample of topics includes: Behavior Management Basics, Strategies to Increase Communication, Problem-Solving Challenging Behavior, Transition Planning, Supporting Siblings, Dating and Relationships on the Spectrum, Teaching Social Cognition, and Current Trends in Autism Research. 

Please email csc-speakers@aboutourkids.org for more information or to schedule a speaker.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our care management team at 646-754-5000 or email us at services@aboutourkids.org.