Resources available for those on the autism spectrum

Resources available for those on the autism spectrum

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez

Resources available for those on the autism spectrum

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez
From early intervention to teaching adults how to build social skills, experts from the University of Miami can provide individualized plans to support development and care for those on the spectrum.

No matter where you or your children are on the spectrum, an autism diagnosis can be challenging. In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, we’re sharing resources from the University of Miami to help you navigate the options available before, during, and after a diagnosis. 

Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (ASAC)

The ASAC, located on the Coral Gables Campus, is a specialty clinic for adults and children, dedicated to providing diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, and other developmental-related challenges. Review ASAC’s Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about their services.

The Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services (IBIS) Clinic 

The IBIS clinic provides early intervention applied behavior analysis therapy to children who are 18 months to 3 years old. Through collaborations with graduate students and faculty members from the University of Miami’s Department of Psychology, therapy teams design custom learning plans based on individual needs. Learn more about the expert therapy teams and research at the IBIS Clinic.

Mailman Center for Childhood Development at the Miller School of Medicine

The Mailman Center, located on the Medical Campus, is a central hub for parents, caregivers, and educators who are seeking resources surrounding childhood development. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, integrated research, and family professional partnerships, the center serves as an equal partner with academic programs, community agencies, and individuals with disabilities and their families. 

Through the Mailman Center’s clinical services, those with disabilities can receive an evaluative diagnosis and support when seeking care. As part of the Family Navigator program, parents and caregivers can receive guidance on understanding the complex needs and treatment of children with disabilities. In addition to ongoing research, educational training, and community events, the Mailman Center is also home to The Debbie Institute, a center for intervention research for children with special needs and their families. Explore resources from the Mailman Center and connect with experts. 

UMiami Health News

From autism travelling tips to working through challenges during a pandemic, UHealth experts share advice through UMiami Health news. Read more from experts on topics such as autism, developmental delays, and common therapies.

University of Miami Health System 

The team at UHealth takes a comprehensive approach to the medical care of an individual with an autism diagnosis. From genetic testing to speciality physician care, experts can assist with finding an accurate diagnosis and can recommend treatment options. Find UHealth clinicians who are available throughout South Florida and learn about the various therapies that may be part of a treatment plan. View UHealth autism resources.

University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD)

As one of seven state-funded university-based outreach and support centers in Florida, UM-NSU CARD is dedicated to optimizing the potential of people with autism spectrum-related disorders. With resources and programming for parents, caregivers, educators, and adults on the spectrum, UM-NSU CARD provides assistance for those who have received an autism diagnosis and seek support. Find information in Spanish and English about appointments, events, and autism-related resources. 

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