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Improving K-12 education for students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, MD

Professional Member Services Directory

Welcome to our Professional Directory

This directory is provided as a service to our community, connecting parents, educators, and professionals as we work in partnership to improve the educational experiences of students on the autism spectrum. Professionals and nonprofit organizations listed in this directory have joined us in our commitment to serving students on the autism spectrum and their families by becoming professional members. Inclusion in the directory is voluntary and does not constitute an endorsement.


Interested in joining the directory? Click here for more information on becoming a professional member. 

Alliance Pediatrics

10810 Darnestown Rd., Ste 201, North Potomac, MD 20878

240-252-4105; www.alliancepediatrics.com

Contact: Linda Quinones: administration@alliancepediatrics.com
Services: Psychological, educational, and neuropsychological testing; social skills therapy; behavioral therapy; psychological counseling; behavioral support; academic tutoring; and summer program

We provide innovative, fun and effective social and behavioral interventions to children and adolescents! Our empathetic and highly skilled clinicians guide families to become empowered with a tool box of skills that children, teens and caregivers can apply to everyday circumstances. We enjoy consulting with school administrators and teachers to help students reach their potential, and we provide 1:1 student support when additional guidance is needed for students to become independent in school and community settings. In our summer program our #1 goal is for children to have fun while learning vital social and emotional skills. 

ArtStream

8401 Connecticut Ave, #1230, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-565-4567; www.art-stream.org/
Contact: Heller An Shapiro; h.shapiro@art-stream.org
Services: Social Skills; recreational support; performing arts support

ArtStream offers performance opportunities to people with IDDs – including autism - of all ages. Classes, workshops, and performances are available throughout the DMV. ArtStream’s programs encourage collaboration and engage people in lifelong learning opportunities. Through ArtStream’s classes, performances, social skills workshops, and other programming, participants gain skills and confidence to engage with the world. We welcome everyone to work together, learn from each other, and be valued for their creative contributions.

Bass Educational Services LLC

3403 Olandwood Ct, Suite 101 Olney, MD 20832
301-774-5211http://www.basseducationalservices.com

Contact: Judy Bass; judy@basseducationalservices.com
Services: Educational consulting; Academic tutoring/coaching; College placement assistance; Serving special education and general education, grades 9-12 and transition ages 18-21.

Bass Educational Services, LLC provides an array of educational services for students with learning differences, ADHD, ASD, and other special needs. Our educational consultants offer guidance and structure throughout the college and postsecondary planning process, provide assistance in gap year programming and assist families in facilitating local K-12 school placements. Our trained, experienced tutors provide online and in-home, one-on-one SAT/ACT test prep and subject tutoring. Additionally, we provide assistance in obtaining SAT/ACT accommodations when appropriate.

Suzanne Keith Blattner and Associates

10605 Concord St., Ste. 102, Kensington, MD 20895
301-758-4275; www.suzannekeithblattner.com
Contact: Suzanne Keith Blattner; hello@suzannekeithblattner.com 

Services: Educational consulting; Advocacy; Academic tutoring/coaching

Ms. Blattner and her associates are highly skilled and experienced professionals who have provided supports to families of students with special learning needs for over 30 years. They offer a range of supports including tailored consulting, advocacy, specialized tutoring and academic coaching. A complete description and details of the services offered through this practice are outlined on the website. Ms. Blattner offers a free 1/2 hour consultation to families to learn about their needs and to point them in right direction to get started.

Matthew B. Bogin, Attorney at Law

5454 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 760, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-656-1755; www.boginlaw.com
Contact: Matthew Bogin; matthew.bogin@boginlaw.com
Services: Financial/trust management

Matthew B. Bogin has been helping families with special needs members throughout the D.C. metropolitan area for over thirty-five years. He is well respected for his championing the varying rights of special needs clients. Currently his particular focus is ensuring that families with special needs members complete and review planning to ensure a successful future for these children. Because that calls for specialized knowledge and expertise, Matthew is ideally suited to assist clients in the area of special needs trust, estate planning, and guardianship.

Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change (CABC)

50 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
301-610-7850; changeanxiety.com 

Contact: Jonathan Dalton; drdalton@changeanxiety.comclinic-coordinator@changeanxiety.com

Services: Psychological counseling; Social skills therapy; Behavioral therapy

The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change, with offices in Rockville, Maryland and McLean, Virginia, is a private treatment center that is dedicated to reducing the suffering of individuals living with anxiety and related disorders through state-of-the-art, evidence based, behavioral treatment in the context of a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment. These services are provided through individual, group, and family therapy. In addition, we provide professional training, consultation services, and public outreach as core aspects of our shared mission.

Center for Assessment And Treatment (CAAT)

8401 Connecticut Ave., Ste. 1000, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
240-424-0184; caatonline.com
Contact: David Black, Ph.D.; dblack@caatonline.com
Services: Psychological counseling; Social skills therapy; Behavioral therapy; Neuropsychological testing; Educational testing; Educational consulting; Academic tutoring/coaching

The Center for Assessment And Treatment (CAAT) was created to improve the lives of children, teens, and adults. Their team consists of compassionate clinicians who are dedicated to identifying the obstacles that interfere with an individual’s performance and creating personalized treatment plans to help the individual reach his or her full potential. CAAT provides extraordinary service through a uniquely integrated and continuous approach to evaluation, treatment, and support. We are committed to helping people reach their potential through careful evaluations of strengths and weaknesses and providing individually tailored, empirically-based interventions.

Center for Communication & Learning

6208 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852
301-468-9343 x2; www.ccl-md.com
Contact: Susan Abrams; susanabramsslp@gmail.com
Services: Speech/language therapy; Social skills therapy; Parent education

The Center For Communication and Learning is a comprehensive pediatric speech and language private practice that provides evaluations and therapy to children diagnosed with communication challenges secondary to autism, social pragmatic language disorders, speech and language delays, apraxia and oral motor/feeding difficulties. Staff collaborate with educators and therapists in order to provide an integrated approach to services for your child. Family participation is welcomed. The dynamic Be Social Kids programs assist children in developing social thinking skills to enhance their ability to navigate the social world at school and at home. Information and enrollment for groups and parent workshops are available at www.parentuniv.org.

Ms. Abrams has completed the mentorship by Ms. Michelle Garcia Winner at the Social Thinking Clinic in San Jose, Ms. Abrams and Ms. Rosenblatt have presented at the Social Thinking Providers Conference in California. Each of the therapists at CCL are certified members of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Maryland.

Chesapeake Center, ADHD Learning & Behavioral Health

6430 Rockledge Dr, Suite 500, Bethesda, MD 20817
301-562-8448; www.chesapeakeadd.com
Contact: Kathleen Nadeau, kathleennadeau@chesapeakeadd.com
Services: Medical/medicine management; Psychological counseling; Behavioral therapy; Educational consulting; Educational testing; Neuropsychological testing; Academic tutoring/coaching; College placement assistance; Behavioral support; Medicine management

The Chesapeake Center is an ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Health clinic that offers a broad range of services to people across the lifespan. We provide individualized and integrated care all in one location using a team-based approach. Our services include: developmental and behavioral pediatrics, psychotherapy, psychiatry / medication management, a comprehensive array of assessments including neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing, tutoring and study skills support, executive functioning coaching, specialized career services, school consultations / observations and therapeutic placement services. We believe in treating the whole person taking a strengths-based and solution-focused approach.

DC Peers

5028 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016
202-580-5622; www.dcpeers.org
Contact: Catherine Roberston; crobertson@dcpeers.org
Services: Social skills therapy; recreational support; coaching

DC Peers is a nonprofit providing innovative free/low-cost social learning and social coaching programs to teens and young adults. Our programs bring typical and autistic peers together to learn how neurological differences affect social interactions. We're committed to raising neurodiversity awareness in our organization and our community.

Disability Rights Maryland

1500 Union Avenue Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21211
410-727-6352; disabilityrightsmd.org
Contact: Robin Murphy; RobinM@DisabilityRightsMD.org
Services: Nonprofit organization; Special education law; advocacy

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) envisions a world where people with disabilities are fully included in the workplace, neighborhoods and all aspects of community life. We help people with disabilities pursue opportunities to participate fully in all aspects of community life, and champion their rights to self-determination, dignity, equality, opportunity, and freedom from discrimination and harm. DRM may represent Maryland residents who have a disability and a legal issue within the scope of our Advocacy Services Plan.

Exceptional Educational Solutions

701 Hyde Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902
724-320-9026; ExceptionalEducationalSolutions.com
Contact: Stephanie Frumkin; Stephanie@exceptionaleducationalsolutions.com
Services: Educational consulting

Exceptional Educational Solutions offers educational consulting to help parents of Pre-K to grade 12 students find the best school options, whether traditional or alternative, that work for the whole family. We specialize in working with bright students with learning differences including ADHD, autism, anxiety, behavioral challenges, and learning disabilities.

Fitness for Health

11140 Rockville Pike, Ste. 303, Rockville, MD 20852
301-231-7138; www.fitnessforhealth.org
Contact: William Sickel; willie@fitnessforhealth.org
Services: Occupational therapy; Physical therapy; Social skills therapy; Athletics/recreational support

Fitness for Health strives to build self-esteem and self confidence, and to make a difference in the lives of the children with whom they work. Combining state-of-the-art equipment with innovative approaches to exercise, Fitness for Health helps people of all ages and abilities enjoy the benefits of physical activity while having fun. Featured in O Magazine, Fox News, and The Today Show, founder Marc Sickel is fulfilling his dream of helping children maximize their physical potential. By using specialized equipment and unique methods, Marc has created an exciting, safe environment where children can develop the motivation and confidence to learn new skills and take on new challenges. They offer a non-intimidating, relaxed environment where children can feel comfortable. Therapeutic fitness, and Occupational and Physical Therapy services are available.

Family Legal Advocacy Group (FLAG Family Law)

7120 Minstrel Way, Ste. 202, Columbia, MD 21045
410-884-0400; flagfamilylaw.com
Contact: Katherine Thomas; katherine@flagfamilylaw.com
Services: Special education law

The attorneys at FLAG are former educators with years of experience working with disadvantaged and special education students. We combine our knowledge of the intricacies of the special education process with the advocacy skills of an attorney. Given that skill set, we are uniquely able to help families determine if an IEP or 504 is appropriate, explain the legal framework, and get children the help they need.

Geneva Presbyterian Church Disability Ministry/Mission Team 

11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854
804-833-9805; https://genevapotomac.org/
Contact: Allyson McElwaine, asmcelwaine@gmail.com
Services: Hosting social gatherings for neurodiverse children

This new ministry team has formed at Geneva to explore ways we can partner with disabled or special needs individuals and find a role in the disability support community. The Geneva Presbyterian Church in Potomac is known as "the little church with the big heart."

Groove

5707 Arundel Ave., Unit B, Rockville, MD 20852
301-348-8763, www.groovetoday.com
Contact: Zachary Lasko; info@groovetoday.com
Services: Academic tutoring/coaching; Athletics/recreational support

Our mission at Groove is to help everyone build connection and share their passion for the arts and for movement. Our adaptive specialists make sure that nothing stands in the way of an individual who wants to participate in our programming and in the community. Using techniques informed by the most cutting-edge clinical and educational approaches, we apply our knowledge to help every child succeed, no matter what their adaptive differences may be. Current offerings include music, dance, yoga, and rock climbing.

Brian K. Gruber, P.C., Law Office

6110 Executive Blvd., Ste. 220, Rockville, MD 20852
301-657-3777; www.bkgpc.com
Contact: Brian K. Gruber, Esq., brian.gruber@bkgpc.com
Services: Special education law including consultation, representation at IEP meetings, conflict resolution, mediation, and due process hearings; educational consulting; financial and trust management

The Law Offices of Brian K. Gruber, P.C. represents students and their parents in matters related to special education, access to appropriate accommodations under section 504, and students who are facing long-term suspension or expulsion. By developing and maintaining strong relationships with public school agencies in Maryland and DC, the office is often able to help achieve a positive outcome for clients without the need for litigation. Our staff of attorneys have handled hundreds of due process hearings and mediations across Maryland and the District of Columbia. 


Guiding Exceptional Parents, LLC

4711 Sheridan St., Riverdale Park, MD 20737
301-768-8503, www.guidingexceptionalparents.com
Contact: Sarah Wayland, wayland@guidingexceptionalparents.com
Services: Social Skills Therapy; Behavioral Therapy; Educational Consulting; Behavioral Support; Coaching

Sarah Wayland, Ph.D., is a parenting coach, certified RDI consultant, and a special needs care navigator at Guiding Exceptional Parents, LLC. Her work as a parenting coach involves working closely with families to figure out which parenting strategies are best suited to their family - taking the profiles of both the caregivers and the child into account.

As an RDI™ consultant, Dr. Wayland works with parents to show them how to teach their children the essential skills that make relationships work. She teaches them how to identify problems, and through a highly customized program that takes both their profile and their child’s profile into account, they learn how to teach the missing skills. She also work with teens and adults to help them learn the skills necessary for making and maintaining meaningful relationships.

Her Special Needs Navigation Services are designed to help parents learn how to access resources and knowledge so they can confidently and effectively help their children. She knows how to effectively navigate clinical care and educational systems, how to evaluate reports, and how to help prioritize.

Heads Up Consulting, Jane Snider


443-994-7331; http://www.heads-upconsultants.com

Contact:  Dr. Jane Snider; jane@heads-upconsultants.com

Services: Special education law including consultation, representation at IEP meetings, conflict resolution, mediation and due process hearings; educational consulting. 

Dr. Jane Snider and her team at Heads-Up Consultants transform nonprofit organizations, schools, and families whose children struggle with learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD. Dr. Snider is the Founder of The Summit School in Edgewater, MD.

Jane is an entrepreneur and expert in school and nonprofit management. She has worked with heads of schools across the country to refine their special education programs and build support for students with learning differences. Specialties include: guiding parents to appropriate schools; advocating with Admissions Directors for student placement; interpreting diagnostic assessments.

Jean Hickey, M.Ed.

Silver Spring, MD

Contact: 240-460-5306; jeh217@aol.com
Services: Individual educational therapy; academic tutoring/coaching; educational consulting; parent training and support

Jean Hickey has worked with children and adolescents with significant learning needs for more than 25 years. Jean works with children ages 3-21 and her experience covers the range of academic skills in addition to community, vocational, and life skills instruction. For the past 15 years, Jean has worked one-on-one with students to build skills in all areas. Jean works out of her office and in student homes and private schools. Jean has experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum as well as with children with Fragile X, Down Syndrome, Myotonic Dystrophy, Kabuki Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, and significant learning delays. Jean develops a hands-on, fun and individualized approach for each child and provides parents with information and skills to support their child. In addition to individual instruction and parent support, Jean also consults with team members and coordinates the focus of support among school-based and private therapists and teachers. Jean also develops home-based instruction for a team approach.

Jean Hickey received her Bachelors degree from Boston College with a focus on low incidence disabilities and a minor in Speech Therapy. She received her Masters degree in Special Education from the University of Maryland. Jean has shared her skills in classrooms in England, Morocco, and Botswana, and has spoken on reading and math instruction for children with special needs at the Fragile X International Conference and the Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County.

HLD Advocates

Glenwood, MD
301-467-8259; www.hldspecialeducationadvocates.com
Contact: Stacey Dworin, MS; Stacey.hldadvocates@gmail.com
Services: Educational consulting and tutoring, servicing most counties in Maryland

HLD Advocates are dedicated to assuring our students are given the resources and support they need to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. We assess the particular needs of each child and work with the family and school to assure that the school system provides appropriate free education support to the student. We strive to educate and inform parents about the special education process and relevant legal issues so they can become a more effective advocate for their child.

Integrated Living Opportunities

5603 Potomac Avenue NW, North Entrance, Washington DC 20015
202-248-7113; www.ilonow.org
Contact: Maedi Tanham Carney; maedi@ilonow.org
Services: Independent living support

Integrated Living Opportunities is a non-profit organization that is devoted to helping families with special needs build supportive, integrated communities that enable safe, productive, independent living options for their young adults with developmental disabilities.

The Ivymount School and Outreach Programs

11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD 20854
301-469-0223; www.ivymount.org
Contact: Carolyn Leskowitz Woodham; cwoodham@ivymount.org
Services: Private school; Nonprofit organization; Occupational therapy; Speech/language therapy; Social skills therapy; Behavioral therapy; Educational consulting; Athletics/recreational support

Ivymount School and Programs provide school- and community-based services for children and young adults with special needs from throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

The school serves more than 200 students, ages 4–21, with speech and language impairments, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The classrooms are structured to serve students with a range of academic and cognitive abilities, including, in some cases, those who have the potential to obtain a high school diploma.

Ivymount Outreach Programs serve students, teachers, and parents to support children with learning and developmental challenges in the community through assessments, evaluations, therapies and professional development. The goal in all of the programs is to help children and young adults achieve their highest level of development and independence to live with dignity and self-respect. Ivymount School has been twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Founded in 1961, Ivymount celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011.

Steven Kane, Ph.D.

4405 East West Highway, Suite 501, Bethesda, MD 20814
240-476-8764; www.stevenkanephd.com
Contact: Steven Kane; stevenkanephd@verizon.net
Services: Psychological counseling; Social skills therapy

Steven Kane provides psychotherapy to children and adults with diverse neurodevelopmental profiles. He has worked in special education, residential and private practice settings for over 30 years with a primary focus on autism spectrum disorders.

The Language Link

Silver Spring, MD
240-621-0855; www.thelanguagelink.com; www.speechexplorers.com
Contact: Aviva Krauthammer; aviva@thelanguagelink.com
Services: Speech/language therapy, Social skills therapy, Behavioral support, Verbal Behavior, Educational consulting, Social Skills Groups, Parent Education

Dr. Joanna Lhulier

5480 Wisconsin Ave. NW, #204, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
202-262-1483; www.drlhulier.com
Contact: Dr. Joanna Lhulier; drlhulier@gmail.com
Services: Psychological counseling

Dr. Joanna Lhulier is a licensed psychologist in MD and DC, and has been in private practice for over 15 years. She provides individual psychotherapy and psychological consultations to both adults and adolescents who are either on the autism spectrum or who have a loved one on the spectrum (parents, siblings, spouses etc.)

Link Education Resources

17208 Wellflet Dr., Olney, MD 20832
240-644-4648; www.linkeducationresources.com
Contact: Eve Margol; eve@linkeducationresources.com
Services: Educational Consulting; Academic tutoring/coaching

Our philosophy is to provide children, parents and educators the greatest chance of success by offering the necessary supports, education, and skills for both the individual and group setting. In a group setting, a classroom, daycare or homeschool environment, LinkEducation Resources offers parents and educators research based training and development of strategies for student’s mindfulness, executive functioning and behavior modification as well as the underdeveloped student skills that often accompany and lay as the root of these behaviors. This multi-tiered and collaborative support approach partners parents, teachers and students to work as a team towards the shared goal of student success. On the individual level, LinkEducation Resources offers support for both typical and exceptional students in understanding and developing underlying academic areas weakness and identifying strengths. This is done using an individualized tutoring approach combining research based programs such as Orton Gillingham, Lindamood Bell, Handwriting Without Tears, and Framing Your Thoughts. Additionally, LER integrates strategies that will enable students to problem solve, stay organized and master challenging academic environments independently.

MOCO Movement Center

5268-A Nicholson Lane, Kensington, MD 20895
301-770-5437; www.MOCOmc.com
Contact: Andrea Santman; info@MOCOmc.com
Services: Occupational therapy; Physical therapy; Speech-language therapy; Behavioral therapy; Social skills therapy; Athletics/recreational support; Coaching

MOCO Movement Center is committed to excellence and puts our patients and families first! That means staying on the cutting-edge of medical research and education, truly understanding your child’s goals, and adapting therapy to meet their specific needs. Showing families how to interact and grow in a real-world environment is our way of showing you that MOCO’s commitment does not end at our doors.

Monica Martinez

10605 Concord St., Ste. 102, Kensington, MD 20895
202-255-7842
Contact: Monica Martinez; mmartinez@martinezadvocacy.com
Services: Special Education Advocate

Monica’s areas of expertise are services and accommodations for students on the autism spectrum, as well as those with ADHD and/or co-morbid mental health issues.  Monica also works to help parents and guardians understand the educational rights of their children. In addition to directing the work of xMinds for the past four years, Monica has attended Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training and completed the yearlong Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) 2.0 through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).

Pediatric Development Center, LLC

15850 Crabbs Branch Way, Suite 150, Rockville, MD 20855

12520 Prosperity Drive, Suite 210, Silver Spring, MD 20904

301-869-7505; pdcandme.com

Contact: Amy Wetherill; info@pdcandme.com
Services: Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Speech/language therapy, Social skills therapy, Coaching, Verbal Behavior

At the Pediatric Development Center (PDC) everything we do is centered around play and practical experience.  We believe that all children learn best by fully engaging in stimulating, hands-on activities.  Through our captivating, play-based model, PDC  provides skilled, collaborative speech-language, occupational, feeding, and physical therapy services.  We partner with families to ensure that what the child learns with us transitions well to their home environment. Our bilingual office staff is here to help you get started, and our dedicated billing team will help you get the most out of your insurance benefits. We have physical offices in Rockville and Silver Spring, and the PDC Virtual Clinic lets us help children all across Maryland via teletherapy. PDC is truly the place where EVERYONE can discover what is possible. (Now in-network with BlueCross, United Healthcare, TRICARE, and Maryland Medicaid.)

Reach Every Voice

11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 110, Rockville, MD 20852

240-630-1785; http://www.reacheveryvoice.org

Contact: Lisa Mihalich Quinn; lisa@reacheveryvoice.org
Services: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Services; Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) provider; Communication/educational consultant; Academic tutoring/coaching

Reach Every Voice is a multi-faceted practice created and staffed by experienced teachers. REV provides communication instruction to nonspeaking or unreliably speaking individuals, hosts in-person group programs that build communication practice and provide opportunities for socialization, offers online courses for non speakers, and provides consultation, training, and coaching for families and schools working to improve their communication practices. REV is a nonprofit organization. 

Rebecca Resnik & Associates

5602 Shields Drive, Ste. A, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-581-1120; www.resnikpsychology.com
Contact: Rebecca Resnik; drresnik@resnikpsychology.com
Services: Psychological counseling; Educational consulting; Educational testing; Neuropsychological testing

Dr. Rebecca Resnik and Associates, LLC, in Bethesda and Rockville offers neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment, psychotherapy, consulting, and speaking. For our clients with ASDs, we focus on helping each individual realize his/her potential and find the path for his/her own success story. Our Licensed Psychologists conduct custom-designed psychological evaluations personally (we never use techs or students in our practice). Our testing psychologists incorporate their expertise in brain-behavior relationships, emotional development, and evidence-based educational 'best practices' together to create a data-based action plan. Our licensed psychotherapists offer cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, play therapy, parent coaching and insight oriented treatments to promote wellness. We also offer a Medical and Dental Desensitization program for children with sensory issues. Our highly experienced clinicians are committed to making your work with us a positive, meaningful experience.

Naomi Rubinstein LLC

14202 Silent Wood Way, North Potomac, MD 20878
301-509-9181
Contact: Naomi Rubinstein; naomirubinsteinllc@gmail.com
Services: Social skills support; Educational consulting; Academic tutoring/coaching; Behavioral support; language support 

Naomi Rubinstein, M.Ed. is a Social Learning Specialist and Family Educator. She works to empower families through direct support services to children, parent coaching, case management and educational advocacy. Her services focus on social learning, executive functioning, play, language, academics and behavior. Naomi partners with parents and meets them where they are on their journey. Her work with families focuses on the whole child, and strives to use each child's and family's unique strengths to support challenges.

SCI Educational Consultants,Inc.

8800 Quiet Stream Ct., Potomac, MD 20854
301 996-4124
Contact: Dr. Sheila Iseman, scikids@gmail.com
Services: Special education consulting, ages from Pre-K through elementary, secondary and transition years, age 21 

Dr. Iseman, with 50 years' experience in the area of special needs, provides services to students and their parents to achieve appropriate educational programming and/or placement in public and private schools. Consulting services include case management, IEP development, support at all meetings, and referrals for evaluations and community services.

Special Needs Navigator

https://www.specialneedsnavigator.us

Contact:  Eric Jorgensen; eric@specialneedsnavigator.us

Services: Special Needs Planning

Special Needs Navigator’s mission is to help caregivers, families, and individuals navigate the maze of benefits, resources and services. Eric wants to educate and empower families -- answering the who, what, when, why & how. His focus is 100% on helping his clients understand what State and Federal benefits may be available for them and their child(ren). Eric provides clear and simple directions about how to apply, what to expect and when. He and his clients talk through difficult decisions, like Guardianship versus Supported Decision Making and Self-directed versus Agency; weighing the pros and cons of each. Eric consults with families and professionals to connect the dots and help them understand how all the planning they're being told to do works together. He has also created an online store for those who are interested in doing it themselves, with free resources such as a timeline and several checklists. 

SpeechKids, LLC

DC, MD, and VA
202-306-0505; http://www.speechkids.comhttp://www.raisingorchidkids.com
Contact: Gabriele Nicolet; info@speechkids.com
Services: Speech-language therapy; Educational consulting; Coaching

Speech Kids provides holistic, developmental, attachment-based pediatric speech therapy serving DC, MD, VA. Raising Orchids is the parent education division of SpeechKids that offers parent education and parent support groups for parents of neurodiverse children (global, online), along with a monthly subscription service that past participants can opt into. 

Starobin Counseling

3413 Olandwood Ct., Ste. 104, Olney, MD 20832
301-524-4450; www.starobincounseling.com
Contact: Caron Starobin, LCSW-C; caron@starobincounseling.com
Services: Psychological counseling; Social skills therapy

Starobin Counseling offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy. In individual & family counseling for people on the autism spectrum individuals learn relationship skills and tools for thinking with greater flexibility, and family members learn to interact with greater ease and compassion with their loved ones. Starobin Counseling provides the MoCo PEERS® social skills program for teens and young adults in collaboration with Jamell White, Ph.D., LCSW-C. The MoCo PEERS® groups help participants practice and generalize relationship skills with their peers, families, and communities. Starobin Counseling also facilitates a parent support group program, called Parents Together. The parent groups offer parents information, resources, emotional support, and connection to other parents with similar experiences and aims to strengthen the capacity of parents to navigate the maze of services for their children, adolescents, and young adults.

The Stixrud Group, LLC

8720 Georgia Ave., Suite 606, Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 565-0534; http://stixrud.com

Contact:  Dr. Salya Namazi; snamazi@stixrud.com

Services: Educational Testing; Neuropsychological Testing; Educational Consulting

The Stixrud Group is a group of neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists who specialize in the evaluation of children, adolescents and adults with learning, attention, social or emotional difficulties. We are committed to the alleviation of suffering for our clients and their families by removing any blocks to their experiencing happiness and fulfillment in life. We believe this is accomplished by helping our clients understand themselves. Our goal is to use our professional knowledge and skills to help people achieve educational and professional success, emotional healing and interpersonal harmony in their relationships.

The Treatment and Learning Centers

2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD 20850
301-424-5200; www.ttlc.org
Contact:
Michelle Lyons; mlyons@ttlc.org
Services: Private school; Psychological counseling; Occupational therapy; Speech/language therapy; Social skills therapy; Educational testing; Neuropsychological testing; Academic tutoring/coaching

TLC annually serves nearly 2,000 children and adults with a wide range of special needs. Our mission is to improve the lives of and to expand possibilities for these individuals through offering a family of services within one organization. We offer speech-language and occupational therapy, evaluations and summer programs for children; comprehensive psychological and educational testing, tutoring and counseling for students with learning challenges.

The Katherine Thomas School is a private school for students with moderate to severe language and learning disabilities and/or autism, preschool through twelfth grade. Summer programs and intensive educational programs are available.

The Outcomes Service helps individuals with special needs find and keep jobs and live independently in our community.

The Family Hearing Center conducts hearing testing, provides counseling, evaluations and hearing aid fittings for all ages.

Dr. Webbink & Associates, PA


6109 Broad St. Bethesda, MD 20816

301-229-8000;  AACCounseling.com

Contact: Dr. Patricia Webbink; enrichctr@aol.com

Services: Psychological counseling, social skills therapy, academic tutoring

Dr. Patricia Webbink is a licensed psychologist in private practice who has worked with children with autism and Aspergers for over 50 years. She began her work with autistic children at Duke University, where she received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, working with pioneers in the field of childhood autism, including Dr. Eric Schopler, a researcher into Autism and a colleague of Bernard Rimland. For over 30 years, Dr. Webbink has developed summer programs for Autistic children where they receive one-on-one attention. She has published several books, including The Power Of The Eyes.

Weinfeld Education Group

Rich Weinfeld
104 Northwood Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20901
301-681-6233; www.weingeldeducationgroup.com
Contact: Christie Plaisance, parentsupport@weinfeldeducationgroup.com
Services: Psychological Counseling; Occupational therapy; Speech/language therapy; Behavioral support; Special education law; Educational consulting; Educational testing; Neuropsychological testing

Weinfeld Education Group strives to help all students reach their potential. They focus on students who face the increased obstacles presented by their learning challenges or disabilities, and are in need of special education or other educational support services. WEG provides services in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Dr. Jamell White

6288 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20850
301-613-1766
Contact: Dr. Jamell White; drjamellwhite@gmail.com
Services: Psychological counseling; Social skills therapy; Behavioral support

Dr. Jamell White is a therapist specializing in working with children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. She has over 20 years of experience providing individual and family therapy, social skills intervention, and care coordination for individuals with disabilities and their families. Dr. White is also a PEERS Certified Provider.

Dr. White has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in social work from The Catholic University of America, a master’s degree in special education from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology from the University of Maryland. Dr. White is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent) at Georgetown University School of Medicine as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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