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Behavioral Health Testing and Diagnosis (Autism/Learning Disabilities/ADHD…)

Testing and Diagnosis

Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Fred Volkmar, M.D. & Ami Klin, Ph.D.
230 South Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 737-4337
Stacey Aronson PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Testing for attentional, emotional, social or learning disorders
181 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 454-5555
Connecticut Neuropsychology Group, LLC
Educational testing, Intellectual Assessments, ADHD and Concussion Evaluations
245 Main Street
Westport, CT 06880
Laura Gutman, Psy.D.
(203) 682-0199
Kristi Sacco, Psy.D. (203) 682-0266
Amy Schwartz Psy.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Neuropsychology evaluations for language difficulties, processing weakness, nonverbal learning disabilities, reading problems/dyslexia, academic issues, autism spectrum disorder, emotional and psychiatric difficulties, executive functioning deficits and ADHD.
181 Post Road
Westport, CT 06880
(917) 532-3633
Caley Schwartz, PhD
Pediatric psychologist, therapy and assessment for young children through young adults.  Specializes in ASD and Adoption Medicine.
137 Ethan Allen Highway Suite 1
Ridgefield, CT
Rosalie Greenbaum, Ph.D.
Specializes in Pervasive Developmental Disorders, offering comprehensive evaluations
New Canaan, CT
(203) 972-6889

Developmental Pediatrics, Boston Children's Health Physicians (BCHP)
148 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
67 Sandpit Road, Suite 204, Danbury, CT 06810
(914) 304-5250
Achieve Fluency
Co-Directors Danusia Pawska, BCaBA and Christine Cukar-Capizzi, BCaBA
Achieve Fluency is a private learning center and consulting service that serves children with significant language delays. Our program focuses on developing basic communication and language skills, reading comprehension, reading fluency (decoding), written expression, basic math skills, and reasoning/problem solving. Our highly effective teaching methods are based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis with special emphasis on fluency-based instruction. Each student's program is highly individualized and is closely measured to assure rapid progress in his or her areas of need. Our staff includes board certified associate behavior analysts and certified teachers who have extensive experience teaching children with autism and related disabilities applying principles from behavior analysis.
Greenwich, CT
(203) 698-0247
Autism Strategies and Programs
35 Abbott Avenue, Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 258 0424
Birth to Three Program
Birth to Three is a State of Connecticut program that aims to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. Children under the age of three who live in Connecticut are eligible for the Birth to Three System when they either: are experiencing a significant developmental delay, or have a diagnosed physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
1 (800) 505-7000
In the Southern Fairfield Region services for children on the spectrum are now consolidated through Rehab Associates:
728 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 341-0488

Fairfield Office
1931 Black Rock Tpk.
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 384-8681
Center for Special Needs
Behavioral Treatment and Assessment of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Michael Powers, Psy.D.
Glastonbury, CT
(860) 430-1762
Center for Speech and Learning
Providing speech, occupational and family therapy. Insurance accepted.
801 Edgewood Ave., Rear
New Haven, CT 06515
Chapel Haven
Independent Living Skills for adults with Developmental Disabilities
(203) 397-1714
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Ct, Inc.
Offers developmental evaluations, support groups for parents of developmentally delayed/autistic children; accepts insurance
Stamford, Ct 06902
(203) 324-6127
Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center
A non-profit organization founded in the year 2000 that hopes to provide for all parents and professionals the most recent information and research to help them understand the barriers and challenges people with autistic spectrum disorders face in everyday life by sponsoring professional development sessions for parents, school personnel, community providers and other professionals working with his population and by expanding support throughout the State of Connecticut, and to encourage the development of resources.
1978 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT
(203) 248-5222
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC)
A statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 21. They can help you with: understanding special education laws, identifying your child's educational needs, communicating more effectively with professionals, and participating in the educational decision making process.
338 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-3089 (V/TDD)
1 (800) 445-CPAC
Connect to Talk
Center and home based provider for speech and language services, occupational therapy, motor/sensory and behavioral difficulties and social skills training. ABA services including functional behavioral assessments, parent/caregiver training, school shadows, respite services, and IEP/PPT consultations.
6 Hollyhock Road
Wilton, CT
(203) 210-7124
1011 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
(203) 200-7256
Provides information and resources that enable parents to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of current treatment approaches. 24 hour hotline, internet discussion list, web site.
P.O. Box 388
Ellington, CT 06029-0388
(860) 571-3888
The Southport School (previously Eagle Hill School)
K though 8 school for stuents with language based learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD.
214 Main Street
Southport, CT 06890
(203) 254-2044
FOCUS Alternative Learning Center
Specializes in working with kids ages 6-18 years old who are on the autistic spectrum, suffer from high anxiety, experience processing difficulties and who are otherwise as we like to say, "creatively wired and socially challenged."
126 Dowd Avenue P.O. Box 452
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-8809
(860) 693-0141 (fax)
Foundation School (school for special needs)
719 Derby-Milford Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 795-6075
Franklin Academy
Franklin Academy provides students with nonverbal learning differences the academic and social skills to become life-long learners, to pursue college and career goals, and to enjoy fulfilling lives. Located on a 25-acre campus, Franklin Academy is a private, non-profit, coeducational boarding and day school that educates children with nonverbal learning disabilities in a safe and supportive environment. The Board of Trustees, the administration, and the faculty are committed to offering each student attending Franklin Academy a personalized curriculum designed to develop and enhance academic and social skills.
106 River Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
(860) 873-2700
(860) 873-8861
Friends of Autistic People
A parents' group in Fairfield, CT, dedicated to raising awareness of the needs of autistic adults and working toward services needed by autistic adults. Parents of autistic and PDD children of any age encouraged to join with no membership fees.
Brita Darany
974 North St.
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 661-8510
Greenwich Autism Program
Susan G. Izeman, Ph.D. BCBA, Director
132 East Putnam Ave
Cos Cob, CT 06807
(203) 629-1880 ext. 327
Maggie Casciato
PDD Parent Support Group Leader
Fairfield County, CT
(203) 261-7980
McCarton Center
The McCarton Center for Developmental Pediatrics is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disabilities and special needs. The McCarton Center was founded in 1998 by Cecelia McCarton, MD, a leading expert in developmental pediatrics and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Based on its Integrated Education Model, the McCarton Center provides not only assessment and diagnoses, but also an individual development plan for each child. This may combine a variety of therapies including aspects of speech and language therapy, sensory integration therapy, socialization with peers, developmental play skills and applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy.
350 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 996-9019
Fax: (212) 996-9047
Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association
Patricia Carrin - NLDA President
507 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 658-5522
(860) 658-6688 (fax)
Communication Clinic of Connecticut, LLC
Dr. Nancy Schwartz
The Communication Clinic of Connecticut services children with speech and language difficulties between the ages of one year and 21 years.  While the clinic is known for working with children on the Autistic Spectrum, we also specialize in working with children who have been diagnosed with Childhood Speech Apraxia.   In addition, we treat children who have been diagnosed with the following disabilities: Nonverbal Learning Disability, Receptive Language Disorder and/or Expressive Language Disorder, Semantic Language Disorder, and Down Syndrome.
(203) 544-9560
137 Ethan Allen Highway (Rte 7)
Suite 1
Ridgefield, CT 06877

The Southfield Center for Development
Offering testing, therapy, psychiatric/medication management, tutoring, speech & language services and occupational/physical therapy for a wide range of issues including ADHD, LD, ASD, sensory integration dysfunction and speech/language issues.
85 Old Kings Highway North
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 202-7654
396 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
*Sensory gym/therapy on site (Sensory-Kids)
Norwalk Hospital Development and Therapy Clinic
Norwalk Hospital’s Pediatric Therapy Center provides comprehensive, advanced pediatric developmental assessment and therapy treatment services all in one, family centered location. Created through a partnership with Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Developmental – Behavioral Pediatrics Program, the center offers specialized outpatient services to diagnose and treat children with developmental, behavioral and physical conditions. The Center also provides therapies, support services and educational programs in a child-friendly environment and under the guidance of a multidisciplinary team of pediatric experts.
34 Maple Street • Norwalk, CT 06856
(866) NHB-Well

Yale Psychological Assessment Service
The Yale Child Study Center Psychological Assessment Service has a long history of providing a broad range of testing services to school-age children and youth throughout Connecticut. Common referrals include: IQ testing, giftedness testing, educational testing for learning disabilities, neuropsychological testing of executive functioning, memory, and attention, second opinions, and assessment of personality and behavioral functioning. We provide comprehensive evaluations for elementary, middle school and high school age children.
Yale Child Study Center
230 S. Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 785-6227
(203) 785-7400 (fax)
Where to find an accredited ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist: