Serving People With Developmental Disabilities Throughout The Lifespan

The Neurobehavior HOME program is a coordinated health care model and center of excellence for meeting the medical and mental health needs of people with developmental disabilities. We provide these services to children and adults:

HOME provider with patient
  • Annual physical exams and well-child checks
  • Behavior management services
  • Case management
  • Crisis management
  • Dietician/nutritional counseling
  • Individual and group counseling
  • In-house billing and insurance support
  • Medication management
  • Primary medical care
  • Preventive care
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Psychology services (testing)
  • Specialty care referral

Our providers have training and experience working with the medical and mental health issues faced by people with developmental disabilities. Many of our patients have impairments in their intellectual and/or social functioning which is a result of other developmental problems such as genetic disorders, birth trauma, autism spectrum disorders, and brain injuries.

Our History

Serving Over 1,000 People of All Ages

The neurobehavioral clinic began with an idea in 1988 for a clinic that could provide mental health care to complex children with developmental disabilities in conjunction with psychiatric and medical problems.

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Conference: Caring for People with Developmental Disabilities

Date: June 22-24, 2016
Location: University Neuropsychiatric Institute 

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Specialties:

Clinical Nutritionist/Dietitian

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Philip L. Baese, MD

Philip Luke Baese, MD, FAPA completed medical school training in 1997 at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and completed a 5 year combined residency training program - Triple Board - in 2002. Upon completing this program, he became board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the Americ... Read More

Specialties:

Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent, Child Behavioral Health - Outpatient

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515
Behavioral Health Clinic 801-585-1212

Deborah Bilder, MD

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

Specialties:

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Specialties:

Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Specialties:

General Pediatrics

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-587-2255

Julia Connelly, PhD

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

Specialties:

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Psychology, Autism

Locations:

650 Komas
Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic
801-587-8020

Traci L. David, MD

Dr. Traci David is a board certified adult /child and adolescent psychiatrist who has worked as a hospitalist at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute since 1993 treating children, adolescents, and adults on the inpatient units and in the Kidstar/Teenscope day treatment programs. She is currently working at the University of Utah Neuro... Read More

Specialties:

Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Specialties:

Adult Behavioral Health, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Kyle Bradford Jones, MD

Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP is a board certified Family Physician. He received his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences from Utah State University, and obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2009. Dr. Jones completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Utah. His clinical practice... Read More

Specialties:

Family Medicine

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Patrick W. Shea, MD

Dr. Patrick Shea, Assistant Professor (Clinical), received his medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where he became interested in pediatrics and psychiatry. He completed his triple-board residency training at the University of Utah in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2014. During h... Read More

Specialties:

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, Child, Transgender Health

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515
University Hospital
Infectious Diseases, Clinic 1A
801-585-2031

Paul T. Stevens, MD

Dr. Paul Stevens, Assistant Professor (Clinical), earned his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  He completed the Triple Board residency (pediatrics, adult psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he served as co-chief resident during his final year.  During ... Read More

Specialties:

Adult Behavioral Health, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, Child

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Specialties:

Clinical Nutritionist/Dietitian

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Bonnie M. Anderson, APRN

Bonnie M. Anderson is anAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who works in a unique specialty clinic for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and and mental health issues called the Neurobehavior HOME Program. She sees patients with autism, genetic disorders, (and others) with mental health issues for comprehensive medical tre... Read More

Specialties:

Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Specialties:

Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Specialties:

Adult Behavioral Health, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515

Specialties:

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

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.

Matt Christensen, LCSW

Matt received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University. Prior to joining the HOME program in 2013 he worked as a psychiatric technician at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. His personal interests include reading, playing music, spending time outdoors and being with his family.

Bethany Lawrence, LCSW

Bethany earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from the University of Phoenix. Bethany has over seven years of experience in the field of social work with an emphasis on child and family development. Prior to joining the HOME Program, Bethany worked with both the Division of Services for People with Disabilities and as a private support coordinator.

Bridget Lundy, LCSW

Bridget received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Portland. She has worked with a variety of individuals across a variety of settings, with a focus on children, adolescents and families. Her clinical interests include play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and trauma-focused therapy.

Curtis Wilcox, CSW

Curtis graduated from the University of Utah with both a bachelor's and master’s degree in social work. While working on his bachelor’s degree he also had the opportunity to complete the Substance Use Disorder Counseling Program at the University of Utah.

Curtis focuses on holistic care while finding a direction in treatment that fits best with the individuals that he works with. His clinical interests include cognitive behavior-based therapies, play therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. In his free time he enjoys hiking, drumming, camping, any water activity, and spending time with his family.

Trinity Vercimak, LCSW

Trinity received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming. She has over eight years of experience working in the field of social work, with an emphasis on children and adolescent mental health. Her clinical interests include play therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, EMDR and attachment-focused therapy.

Haily Choun, Behavior Specialist

Haily graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, with a MS in psychology with emphasis in applied behavior analysis. She has been working with children with developmental disabilities for the past nine years and has been a BCBA since 2013. She is interested in developing strategies for teaching verbal behavior to children with ASD. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Bella, watching movies, and listening to music.

Heather Davis, Behavior Specialist

Heather graduated from Texas State University with a MEd in special education. She is completing coursework for BCBA certification and her dissertation. She has worked with individuals with disabilities and their families for over 14 years in both educational and clinical settings. Her research interests include effective treatment of challenging behavior in both home and community settings and increasing the quality of life for both individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. Heather enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and traveling.

Nicolette Goines, Behavior Technician

Nicolette has been a member of the HOME program since March of 2015. Before joining the team, she completed her bachelor's degree in Idaho Falls, ID, emphasizing in marriage and family studies and worked as a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist for about a year. She also has experience with the elderly in which she worked as a CNA in an assisted living home and provided treatment and care for patients with disabilities and mental disorders. Nicolette is a mother of two who loves the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Cy Hamilton, Behavior Technician

I started as an intern at the University Neurobehavior HOME program. I am currently working on my BCBA hours and a master's in special education. I graduated with a BS in early childhood special education from the University of Utah and have seven years of experience teaching children with autism.

In the coming years, I would like to stay in the field of early childhood development. I am particularly interested in using technology as a platform to access quality curriculum and culturally sensitive behavior interventions. My husband and I enjoy spending time outdoors especially in the Uinta Mountains and Southern Utah.

Russell Howarth, Behavior Technician

Russell has been working with children in ABA and other capacities since 2008. He graduated with a BS from the University of North Florida in 2011 in communications and also received a BS in communicative disorders from Utah State University in 2015. He has worked in clinical, home, and school settings. He has managed a transition and inclusion program for a private school and coached adolescents with autism in a mainstream basketball league. He loves sports, good southern BBQ, and the outdoors in general.

Sam Werrett, Behavior Technician

Sam is currently studying the field of psychology. In his time aside from studying and working, he is a college sport cheerleader and passionate about building and restoring classic cars. He joined the HOME Program and the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic in January 2017.

Daniel St. Clair, Behavior Technician

Daniel has been working with individuals of all abilities since 2014. He possess a degree in parks, recreation, and tourism with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation from the University of Utah. He has experiences in their rarity facilitating adaptive dance classes to ski instructing for persons with disabilities. Daniel loves integrating the outdoors, play, and behavior management.

In the coming years, he plans on furthering his education in order to provide high quality and specialized care. In his free time, he has passion for the outdoors in the Utah’s mountains including biking, skiing, and running with his dog, Sydney.

Emily May, Behavior Specialist

Emily has been a member of the HOME program since March of 2015. Before joining the team, Emily worked as an ABA instructor for children with various developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. She graduated with her bachelor's in psychology from the University of Utah in December 2014. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in school psychology. She enjoys traveling, camping, swimming, and spending time with family and friends

Melissa Smith, Behavior Analyst

Melissa has worked with people with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan for over 10 years in multiple roles and environments, including day programs, residential programs, schools, in-home ABA therapy and early intervention, and in-clinic ABA therapy. She received her Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification in 2012, and her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification and state license (LBA) in August 2016. Some of her interests include staff and parent education and outreach and adapting evidence-based interventions to work within the culture of the individual’s natural environment.

Stephanie Topolovec-O'Brien, MS, Behavior Specialist

Stephanie joined the Neurobehavior HOME Program in February 2000 as a clinical child life/behavioral specialist. Her work with children and adolescents with complex health care needs has been her primary area of interest since she graduated from high school.

She completed her master's degree in professional counseling from the University of Utah in Summer 2005 and is a licensed professional counselor. She provides behavioral and therapy services in the clinic. Her clinical interests include diagnostic accuracy, care coordination, and play therapy.

Caitlyn Underwood, Behavior Technician

Caitlyn earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Utah in 2015 and completed her undergraduate internship with the University Neurobehavior HOME Program. She has worked with a variety of populations since 2011 and enjoys teaching, guiding, and learning from each individual she serves. In the coming years, she is interested in pursing her graduate degree in social work and special education with an emphasis in ABA.

Rachel Bishop, Case Manager

Rachel graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s of science in anthropology. She has provided services to people with disabilities in a variety of settings for almost 20 years and joined the HOME Program team in 2015. Her interests include the great outdoors, art, music, travel, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Kat Buchta, Case Manager

Kat graduated from James Cook University in Australia in 2012 with a Bachelor of Social Work. Upon completion of her degree Kat worked for three years as a case manager with the Women’s Centre in Townsville, Australia; in the fields of homelessness and domestic violence. Kat moved from Australia to Utah in January 2016 and joined the HOME team in September that same year. She enjoys exploring the outdoors and is loving her new home in the USA. Kat hopes to go back to school in the near future to obtain her masters.

Bryon Claflin, Nurse Case Manager

Graduated from Ricks College in Rexburg ID with an associate degree in nursing. Enrolled in University of Utah College of Nursing to pursue BSN. Bryon has a varied nursing back ground and experience. His first nursing position was at the University of Utah neurosciences unit. Then spent time in NBICU at University of Utah followed by long term care, and 13 years as a home health care nurse case manager. Bryon was an RN hospital case manager prior to joining HOME program. Bryon’s personal mission is “I want to provide the same quality of care that I want my closest loved ones to receive.” Bryon enjoys bicycling and walking.

Becky Glover, Case Manager

Becky joined the clinic in November of 2003 as a case manager. Becky has six years of case management experience with University of Utah Hospital and Health South Rehabilitation Hospital. With extraordinary case management skills, she began providing behavioral supports to clients and their family and staff. She graduated from University of Utah with a bachelor’s of science in behavioral science and health. She obtained her social service worker license in 2003. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Paula Hansen, Case Manager

Paula has worked within the University of Utah Health system for 22 years; she has 13 years of medical case management experience. She graduated from University of Phoenix with BS in human services and a BS in management. She enjoys gardening, cooking, training dogs, reading, and biking.

Brooke Larsen, Case Manager

Brooke graduated from Westminster College in 2014 with a bachelor’s of science in sociology. She has worked at House of Hope and Valley Mental health before coming to the HOME program this last July. She loves animals and playing sports and played basketball in college for Westminster. She really enjoys helping people and working in the human services field and plan to go back to school and get her MSW.

Mike Thorpe, Case Manager

Mike graduated from the University of Utah in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Since that time, he has provided services to people with disabilities in a variety of settings, including a group home, a day training program, and Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD). While at DSPD, Mike specialized in issues relating to brain injury, and was a supervisor of DSPD’s intake and waiting list unit for a number of years. Mike’s other interests include music, video games, art and computer graphics, playing with pets, and going on vacations with his family.

Selja Engar, Case Manager

Selja completed her bachelor's of science in psychology from University of Utah in 2016. Her previous experience includes time as an intern at Odyssey House as well as a personal assistant for individuals with cerebral palsy. In the future, she would like to continue working with children with mental disabilities and believes that: "You can judge a society by the way it treats its most vulnerable and disadvantaged members." In her free time she enjoys songwriting, traveling to Finland, and spending time with family.

aaron

Aaron Fischer PhD, BCBA-D, LP, Clinic Director

mark

Mark Cantor MS CCC-SLP

pam

Pamela Mathy PhD, CCC-SLP

julia

Julia Lidgard M.S. CCC-SLP

Racheal Clark

School Psychology Student

Bradley Bloomfield

School Psychology Student

Diana Askings

School Psychology Student

Cyrile Hamilton

BCBA Student

Meade Mackay

Special Education Student

Kristin Fuoco

Special Education Student

Jamie Uncapher

School Psychology Student

Melissa Fife

Speech and Language Student

Lauren Anderson

School Psychology Student

Thanit (Pao) Vinichagoon

Nutrition Student

Abbie Beutler

Occupational Therapy Student

Whitney England

Speech Language Student

Kristin Hill

Speech Language Student

Specialties:

Clinical Nutritionist/Dietitian

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515
Neurobehavior HOME               650 S. Komas Drive, Ste. #200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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801-581-5515