Asperger's Services

Nationwide Children's Hospital's Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides services to children and adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism (HFA).

Areas of need are evaluated, and a range of service options are discussed with the family during a Treatment Assessment appointment. Our team consists of psychologists, social workers, and behavioral consults.

Individual Services

  • Counseling
    • Individual, regularly-scheduled appointments
  • School Support
    • IEP Assistance
    • Behavior Plan Development
    • School-wide Training / In-service
  • Home Support
    • Parent Training
    • Behavior Plan Development
    • Skills Acquisition
    • Family Therapy
  • Community/Vocational
    • Young Adult Transition Services
    • Job Training/Assistance

Group Services

Children and adolescents with Asperger’s / high-functioning autism and their families benefit from learning about their condition and effective ways to cope in a group format. We offer several forms of group intervention, primarily based on age.

All group offerings currently require both child and parent/caregiver participation in concurrent sessions.

  • ASC-G: Acquiring Social Competence Group: This group involves 10 weekly sessions during which parents and children meet separately to develop basic knowledge and skills that utilize cognitive-behavioral strategies for problem-solving, emotion management, and social skills.
  • MF-PEP: Multi-Family Psycho-Educational Psychotherapy: This group involves 9 weekly sessions during which parents and children meet separately to develop basic knowledge and skills that utilize cognitive-behavioral strategies for problem-solving, emotion management, and social skills.

Have additional questions on these groups or other services offered at Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Contact Melissa Lawrence at (614) 355-8315 ext. 82024 or Melissa.Lawrence@Nationwidechildrens.org.