Autism (ASD) and Support Services
Easterseals Autism Programs provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The national Easterseals website has an excellent over here: What Is Autism?
Comprehensive Diagnostic Clinic
The Diagnostic Clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations (CDE). We provide this service to the children and adults in our schools and other programs at Easterseals as well as to the community at large. Our services are available to clients age 2 through adulthood. We have a licensed clinical psychologist on staff as well as additional staff trained in administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation System (ADOS-2). The diagnoses that we are equipped to make through our clinic include Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety Disorders, and any listed in the DSM-5. These evaluations equip parents, teachers, and caregivers with the necessary tools to address the varied needs of the clients we serve.
For further information on services provided through the Diagnostic Clinic, please contact Pavel Terreros at firstname.lastname@example.org, Theresa Collins at email@example.com, or call (941) 355.7637 x 432.
Counseling and Mental Health Therapy
The mental health program was established in order to address a variety of needs for the clients we serve in preschool through twelfth grade. Through a partnership with Samaritan Counseling Services, we provide this service to our students. Licensed counselors provide counseling sessions to select students who have been identified. Students are referred by the Director of the preschool, the K-12 Principal, teachers, behavior and clinical therapists that work with the students as well as parents and caregivers.
To learn more about our Counseling and Mental Health Therapy please contact Pavel Terreros at firstname.lastname@example.org, Theresa Collins at email@example.com, or call (941) 355.7637 x 432.
Music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. We have a board-certified, music therapist on staff at Easterseals. Therapy is delivered in group settings in our preschool, K-12 school, and our adult program. Through musical involvement, an individual’s abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of his or her life. For children and adults with disabilities, this can be a valuable tool to address all areas of development as they grow and learn to navigate their world.
Music therapy sessions are also available to those in our community who are interested in this service. For more information please contact Pavel Terreros at firstname.lastname@example.org, Theresa Collins at email@example.com, or call (941) 355.7637 x 432.