Patience’s Behavior Therapy
Contact: Patience Domowski, LCSW
211 Towyn Court, Exton, PA 19341
443-850-1232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Patience is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with preschool and young elementary school age children using a variety of behavioral therapy techniques and creative interventions tailored to the child's interests. She offers private in-home and school-based behavioral consultation and therapy for children and families in Chester County, PA, and surrounding areas. In addition, FAN Club is an event-based meet-up group that provides opportunities for kids to make new friends and for parents to have support from other parents in similar situations.
Beth Janoff, Karen McManness and Sally Linder, owners and consultants of MSM, offers customized training and workshops for schools, employers and families as well as individual coaching and social skills groups. They work to provide solutions for teens and adults with social challenges by focusing on transition to college or technical school, social skills, employment support, and family consultation. Referencing the work of Jed Baker, they cover a variety of topics such as soft skills for employment and beyond, understanding dating and friendship issues, improving family relationships, managing "out of control" feelings, self-advocacy, resiliency and flexibility.
Erin Crowley, LMFT, Psychotherapist
Contact: email@example.com or
57 W Durham St
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Erin provides adolescent, and family psychotherapy and specializes in attentional and social deficits, autism depression and anxiety with a commitment to helping families thrive. She has 20 years of experience as a youth educator and counselor. Erin is also a certified school counselor and a certified yoga instructor. She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling from California State University, East Bay.
Autism Spectrum Diagnostics & Consulting
Contact: Mary Cohen at 215-230-3616 or
200 S Clinton St, Ste 201
Doylestown, PA 18901
This practice supports individuals on the autism spectrum and their families throughout the lifespan. The focus is on services that improve outcomes through early identification, education, inclusion, advocacy and increased independence. ASDG provides comprehensive diagnostic, psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations of children, adolescents and adults as well as social skills groups and facilitated play groups for children. In addition, they provide sexuality education groups for adolescents and adults, classes on social literacy, adult support groups and educational workshops The clinical team has more than 20 years of experience providing therapeutic support and promoting autism awareness and education in the Philadelphia community.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia
Contact: 267-256-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2100 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
With a rich tradition spanning 160 years, JFCS supports the five-county region with an array of services. The JFCS mission is to strengthen families and individuals throughout the life cycle and across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence, and community. The agency carries out this mission through preventive services, family-life education programming, counseling,care management, chaplaincy, and immediate emergency assistance, both through its own programs and in collaboration with other community agencies. Services provided are based on the immediate and long-term needs of each client to ensure an uninterrupted continuum of care.
Autism finds a friend on Sesame Street
USA Today, 10/25/15
The Myth of the ‘Autistic Shooter’
NY Times, 10/12/15
From the article: “The biggest challenge in cases where autism and psychopathy exist simultaneously is that the former is usually diagnosed and the latter is not, and parents who have received a diagnosis for their child tend to assign everything to autism. So a mother who knows her son has autism may presume that all his aberrant behavior reflects that condition, and may not seek evidence of other problems. Autism can be distracting.”
Standard Approach to Autism Education May Actually Impair Learning
From the article: “Repetitive training, used widely in autism education, may hinder the learning process by promoting inflexibility, a new study with potentially ‘earthshaking’ implications shows. The study … was published online October 5 in Nature Neuroscience.” Note: To access articles on Medscape, readers will need to create a free account.
Why It’s So Difficult to Diagnose Autism in Girls
From the article: “Some researchers theorize that girls are better than boys at camouflaging their symptoms, particularly during highly structured interactions such as clinic visits. For instance, a colleague of mine described girls with autism as “caricatures” in social interactions. These girls may be motivated to interact, but their behaviors seem exaggerated.”
Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center features young artist with Asperger's
From the article: “Emily Burke, 11, has been an artist since she could pick up a drawing utensil and last month, her art was featured every weekend at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center. The show, named Art on the Spectrum, features artists diagnosed on different levels of the Asperger's/Autism scale, "MRAC Board Member Mike Muir said.
How a Child With Autism Became 'His Own Man' After Treatment
ABC News, 10/6/15
From the broadcast: “When he was 2 years old, Jake Exkorn couldn't talk, make eye contact or follow instructions because he had autism. But today, Exkorn is a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Michigan and hardly even remembers what it was like to have autism.”
Theater Training May Boost Skills In Kids With Autism
Disability Scoop, 10/5/15
From the article: “Children with autism
can see big gains in socialization, communication and other skills by learning to perform on stage, researchers say. Kids on the spectrum who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour theater program saw an increase in everyday skills like communication and the ability to recognize faces as compared to children with autism who did not attend the lessons, according to findings published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.”
Welcome to ASCEND Group
ASCEND Professional Events Calendar &
If your are an ASCEND Organizational Professional Member and would like to submit a listing for our website, simply click below to complete one/more of the following forms:
ASCEND's MISSION:ASCEND is a community of
There are membership level options that make
sense and are affordable for just about anyone.
Please consider becoming an ASCEND member today.