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 the spectrum, or if he has been diagnosed and you're looking for the best local and online resources.

 
Autism Speaks
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
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)
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
[email protected]
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
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

The Autism Center at Children's Hospital
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
1430 Tulane Avenue #8055, New Orleans, LA 70112
504.988.3533
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
4239 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA  70115
504.899.2478
Providing a wide variety of services including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), academic services and vocational training.
 
Raphael Academy
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.  
 
St. Michael’s Special School
1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans, LA 70130
504.524.7285
Educating students age six through adulthood with special needs (i.e. those with mild to moderate disabilities, including autism, ADHD, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, multiple disabilities, and other health impaired).
 
Holy Rosary Academy
holyrosarynola.org
2437 Jena St., New Orleans, LA 70115
504.482.7173
Holy Rosary School educates students in a multi-sensory learning environment with a small student-teacher ratio and an emphasis on hands-on learning. Some of our students exhibit learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, language delay, academic anxiety and/or Attention Deficit Disorder.  Some families choose Holy Rosary because their children function better with a small student/teacher ratio in a multi-sensory learning environment. Holy Rosary is not a special education program and is not a school for students with primary behavior or emotional problems. 
 

Other Resources

Within Reach - Center for Autism
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)
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.
 
Creating New Connections
504.231.8981
Individual ABA programs, social skills classes, flexible behavior consultations
 
Autism Society
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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