Professionals in the Athens Area:

  • ABA Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Other Therapy Services
    • PrivatePsychologists Offering Therapy for Children with ASD
      • Shayne Abelkop, Ph.D.
      • Taylor Evans, Ph.D., LCSW
        • https://lassetertherapies.com/about-us/taylor-evans/
      • Nichol Pritchard, private practitioner in Athens
      • Hilary Stiff, M.Ed., BCBA
        • Notes: Private Practice in Athens, Used to work at Integrated Behavioral Solutions
      • Theodore Goetz, PHD
      • Athens Psychological Services: Toni Mason, PHD
      • Dr. Harvey Gayer
      • Dr. Michael Shapiro
      • Jim Jenkins
        • late adolescence (18+) to adults. Contact # is 706-202-7188
      • Meg Abbott
      • Andy Heidesch for therapy at Oconee Behavioral Health Services
    • Leigh Ellen Watts Magness, licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist
    • Horizon Behavioral Consulting, LLC
    • Athens Psychotherapy
    • Private PT, OT, Speech–
      Piedmont Athens Regional Pediatric Outpatient Rehab
      St. Mary’s Pediatric Outpatient Rehab
    • Medical Doctors
      • Psychiatrists:
        • Dr. McCormack at Athens Behavioral Medicine
        • Dr. Jessica Prowell at Athens Psychological Services  (ages 30 and under)
        • Dr. Edward Fisher at Oconee Behavioral Health Services
        • Dr. Norniella
        • Dr. Stephen Brogdo
      • Athens Behavioral Medicine
        • Dr. Thomas McCormick, MD
        • Dr. Kayln Lane, MD
        • Dr. Edward Fischer, MD

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Adult and Adolescent Specific Services

  • UGA RISE
    • Social Skills groups & Peer support groups for adults with ASD
      • http://caare.coe.uga.edu/autism-clinical-services/
  • Citizen Advocacy

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Early Intervention (EI): 

     EI Contacts in the Clarke/Oconee County Areas:

  • Robin O’Donnell – (706) 227-7182; robin.O’Donnell@dph.ga.gov

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Local Special Education:

  • The Bridge of Georgia
    • Tami Burt; http://www.thebridgeofgeorgia.org/_index.php
  • Clarke County Schools: 
    • Special Education Services: http://www.clarke.k12.ga.us/offices.cfm?subpage=271
  • Oconee County Schools

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Extracurricular Activities

  • ESP (extra special people, inc)
    • Summer Camp
    • Family Support
    • Year round activities (music, art, aerobics, sports)
  • Trapeze Therapy
  • Carlynn kenna, MS OTR/L
  • Facebook group – Parenting Quirky Kids

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Outside Athens Resources (schools, institutions, websites):

Camp Twin Lakes (Winder)

Cloverleaf Schoo(Atlanta)

The Howard School (Atlanta)

Cumberland Academy (Atlanta)

Atlanta Speech School (Atlanta)