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 th spectrum, or if he has been diagnosed and you're desperate for the best local and online resources... Autism Speaks http://www.autismspeaks.org 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 http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html 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) http://www.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 drterryphd@bellsouth.net 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 212.789.4216 http://loganwilliamsonlpc.com/ is 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/Other Resources   The Autism Center at Children's Hospital http://www.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 5th floor of Tulane Medical Center 1415 Tulane Ave. 504.988.3533 NOTE: Center is moving to the Tulane-Lakeside campus in Metairie in July 2013 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 http://www.thechartwellcenter.org/ 4239 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA  70115 504.899.2478 Raphael Academy http://www.raphaelacademy.org 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.  They are currently enrolling students in grades sixth through twelfth for the 2012-13 school year and are beginning to take applications now for the Young Adult Program beginning next fall. St. Michael’s Special School http://stmichaelspecialschool.com 1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans, LA 70130 504.524.7285 Holy Rosary Academy http://www.hra-hrhs.org 2437 Jena St., New Orleans, LA 70115 504.482.7173 Within Reach - Center for Autism http://www.withinreachnola.com 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) http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/139/n/139 504.496.0165  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   Shadow for Life’s Journey (Eureka Harris) A wonderful shadowing service for your child. To give you peace of mind knowing they are cared for throughout their day. www.shadowsforlifesjourneys.com 504-508-9007 Creating New Connections http://creatingnewconnections.com/ 504.231.8981 Individual ABA programs, social skills classes, flexible behavior consultations Autism Society http://www.autism-society.org/ 1.800.328.8476 Provides information on autism, navigating services, autism through the lifespan of an individual, family issues, treatment option.