We recognize that autism spectrum disorders impact each student and family significantly and uniquely. Treatment and supportive programming may involve one or more professionals from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, speech language pathology, occupational/physical therapy, applied behavior analysis, nutrition, education, social work and more. All of these fields address a broad range of diagnostic categories, and providers may choose to focus their practice on one or more (often related) diagnostic profiles. In order to enhance the likelihood of positive outcomes, we strongly urge parents to seek out providers with a specialization in or experience working with adolescents on the autism spectrum. Through our work in the autism community as parents, advocates, and most recently, providers of educational and support services for adolescents with Asperger’s and similar learning profiles, we can confidently recommend the following providers for your consideration.
Please contact the providers directly for more specific information about their available openings, fees, and nature of services provided. They will also be able to help you discern whether their specific practice or service will be a good fit for your student and family.
Linda Baran, Ph.D.
75 Manhattan Drive, Suite 202
Boulder, CO. 80305
Services: Adult diagnosis of autism/Asperger’s; counseling for anxiety related to ASD.
400 S. Colorado Blvd. #860
Denver, CO 80246
Services: Psychological/neuropsychological evaluations for diagnosis and progress assessment; individual/couples/family psychotherapy; school psychologist consultation; public speaking/training on ASD topics; behavioral consultation and assessment; ABA services.
Colorado Assessment and Therapy
899 Logan St. Suite 406
Denver, CO 80203
Services: Diagnostic testing for children and adults suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder; individual, family, and group therapy.
JFK Partners – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Anschutz Medical Campus
Education 2 South, 5th Fl
13121 E. 17th Ave., C234
Aurora, CO 80045
Services: The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic serves individuals with developmental disabilities across the life span, from toddlers through adults. Primary referral questions tend to be diagnostic with a focus on autism spectrum disorders. Assessment services include interdisciplinary team assessments and single discipline assessments (psychology or speech/language). Therapeutic services include psychotherapy, speech/language and occupational therapies, group therapy, and family therapy.
Leland M. Johnston, M.D.
1740 Sumac Ave.
Boulder, CO 80304
Services: Psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, medication. See Dr. Johnston’s website for a more detailed explanation of his approach.
David Kalis, LCSW, Ph.D.
357 South McCaslin Blvd, Suite 200
Louisville, CO 80027
Services: Psychological evaluations, psychotherapy.
Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW, P.C.
5347 S. Valentia Way, Suite 120
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Services: Specializes in providing support to individuals through the lifespan with autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral challenges, mental health issues, divorce and other adjustment issues, relationship skills difficulties, and executive function concerns. Individual therapy, family therapy, sibling therapy, behavioral intervention, couples counseling, early intervention services, sibling groups, relationship skills groups, dyads, and support around parenting. Professional and parent trainings, and school consultations.
Samantha Simms Piper, Ph.D
1800 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Services: Differential diagnostic assessment with children, with particular experience in diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Specific Learning Disorders.
ShineOn Educational Coaching Solutions
Services: Educational coaching & consulting, executive function coaching and support.
Emily Brown Werner, Ph.D
1800 30th Street, Suite 305
Boulder, CO 80301
303-223-4186, ext. 2
Services: Expertise in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disorders, ADHD, and a variety of other social, emotional, and developmental concerns. Practice is focused on the evaluation of such disorders, as well as guidance for educational planning and other interventions.
Wolff Child Psychology
Drs. Brian Wolff, Elizabeth Bruno, and Erin Bozorgpour
3433 W. 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Services: Evaluation for ASD, ADHD, learning disorders (e.g., Dyslexia), executive functioning difficulties, and anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders; cognitive behavior therapy for children and teens with ASD.
***This is not an exhaustive list. The information above has been submitted by the providers, who agreed to be included on TGS’ referral list, and is subject to change. For the most current information, please contact the providers directly. If you would like to add a provider to this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.***