Autism

Disclaimer:
The Developmental and Behavioral Services Resource Guide is solely intended to provide information to patients and their families about public and private agency resources which serve the needs of children with developmental and behavioral issues.  The Guide should not be considered an endorsement of any program or service.  Patients and their families are advised to carefully consider such resources in consultation with their personal physician.

Autism Services of Mecklenburg County

Address:  2211 Executive Street • Charlotte, NC 28208

Phone:  (704) 392-9220     Fax:  (704) 392-9221

Website:  www.asmcinc.com

Blue Ridge Behavior Systems, Inc.

Professional:  Madalyn Tyson, PhD

Address:  17206 Lancaster Highway, Suite 504 • Charlotte, NC 28277-2004

Phone:  (704) 540-4291, Ext. 1     Fax:  (704) 541-0319

E-mail:  metyson@carolina.rr.com

Sliding Scale:  No   Medicaid:  Yes   Insurance:  Yes

Comments:  Psychological testing; specializing in children and adolescents, all issues related to behavioral, emotional and educational issues; family therapy; parent training; adults for some issues related to adjustment and relationships; also specializing in persons with developmental disabilities, autism, asperger's disorder, LD, ADHD, sexual abuse; custody and visitation issues/assessment.

Charlotte TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related
Communication Handicapped Children) Center

Address: 5701 Executive Center Drive • Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: (704) 563-4103   Fax: (704) 563-4112
Web site: www.teacch.com
Sliding Scale: No   Medicaid: No   Insurance: No

Comments: Evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and training in autism. All ages are eligible for services. This is a state supported agency. Services are free for NC residents. Fees apply for out-of-state referrals. For out-of-state referrals, the initial screening is free. Fees apply for diagnosis, evaluation and treatment. Fees are payable in advance of sessions.
It is up to the family to apply for insurance reimbursement.

Novant Health Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Professionals:  Barbara E. Kissam, MD, and Caitlin N. Rissler, NP
Address: 1900 Randolph Road, Suite 1014 • Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: (704) 316-1155   Fax: (704) 316-1160
Sliding Scale: Yes   Medicaid: Yes   Insurance: Yes

Comments: Ages 0-22, 90 minute intake evaluations and close followup, coordination of services, medical management, behavioral counseling.  Services/conditions treated: autism spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety/OCD/panic, ODD, bipolar disorder, reactive attachment disorder, developmental delay, various genetic disorders (such as Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Angelmans, Prader Willi, etc.), NICU grads with developmental issues, behavioral problems.

Dee Dee Russell, PhD

Address:  8211 Village Harbor Drive • Cornelius, NC  28031

Phone:  (704) 455-2014     Fax:  (704) 896-7836

Sliding Scale: No   Medicaid: Yes   Insurance: Yes

Comments:  Dr. Russell is a Licensed Psychologist who provides assessment and treatment services for children birth to adulthood.  For an assessment of an autism spectrum disorder, multiple assessment methods are used.  Cognitive, adaptive, social-emotional, and developmental assessments are available.

Lisa A. Seropian, PsyD, PA
Address: 1510 Orchard Lake Drive, Suite C • Charlotte, NC 28270
Phone: (704) 708-4112   Fax: (704) 708-4112
Sliding Scale: Yes   Medicaid: No   Insurance: Yes

Comments: Psychological assessment in children (ages 6 and up) and adolescents, regarding behavioral and emotional problems.  Also, developmental problems including autism, aspergers and ADHD.  Psychotherapy for those ages 6 and up including individual and family, and parent training.  Accepting several forms of insurance.  Sliding scale available for those with demonstrated need.