What Makes the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic Different?
Our team has extensive education and experience in understanding the needs of people with autism spectrum disorders. We have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and their families across the continuum of care, including public schools, hospitals, day treatment settings, and outpatient settings.
- Autism spectrum disorder assessment
- Social skills groups for children, adolescents and adults
- Individual/Family therapy
- Psychiatric consultation
- Behavior Management
- School consultations
- Early intervention services
- Referral support to occupational and speech therapies
- Opportunities to participate in research to help us better understand ASD
- Additional therapeutic and educational groups
Our goal is to partner with individuals and families to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. We are a partnership between the Department of Psychiatry, the Neurobehavior HOME Program, and the University Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Learn more about research projects and publications that our providers are conducting at Utah Autism Research Project.
Dr. Deborah Bilder is Medical Director of the Neurobehavior HOME Program. In this setting, she provides medical and psychiatric services in a novel medical home program in Salt Lake City, Utah, which serves individuals throughout the lifespan with developmental disabilities. Dr. Bilder also provides psychiatric consultation to the University of U... Read More
Dr. Julia Connelly is the Clinical Director of the University Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic. She provides psychological assessment services for autism spectrum disorder and related disorders for individuals of any age. She also provides individual and family therapy to address symptoms related to ASD, such as anxiety, depression, school/work and ... Read More
Caralee Cumming, LCSW
Caralee earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University. Since graduating, Caralee has worked at RISE/Intercept, Options for Southern Oregon, and most recently, the UNI Behavioral Health Clinic. Caralee's clinical interests are CBT, especially with children under 10, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Caralee is in the process of submitting her documentation to complete certification with PCIT International. Caralee enjoys spending time training and playing with her dogs, reading, dancing, and travelling.
Court Allred, LCSW
Court received his Master of Social Work from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College, with an Honors Certificate. Prior to joining ASDC and the HOME program, he worked on the child and adolescent inpatient unit at UNI as a social worker. He has experience as a case worker for The Division of Child and Family Services, and he also has experience as a direct care provider for adults with disabilities. He grew up with a deaf younger brother and has a great aunt with Down syndrome. His clinical interests include group and individual therapy from a humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness approach, and he particularly enjoys serving those on the autism spectrum.
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