For Referring Provider - Autism Services
To refer a patient for the CARDS program, please call 812.485.7425 or 877.589.9858.
Our award-winning Autism Services - Collaborative Autism and Related Disorders Services or C.A.R.D.S. - use a team approach to provide personalized treatment plans to children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
- Evaluation and treatment of children on the autism spectrum and related conditions (e.g. sleep, neurology, feeding, GI).
- CARDS (Collaborative Autism and Related Disorders Services) coordinated with the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.
- Specifically designed for children ages 2 to 5 who have concerns that suggest a possible autistic spectrum disorder.
- A multi-disciplinary approach will be used to evaluate pre-school age children to provide diagnostic and psychoeducational information designed to facilitate further treatment, ongoing care, and future school placement.
- Comprehensive assessment of skills in the areas of cognition, speech-language, occupational therapy and sensory integration, based on information obtained from parents, teachers, families, previous evaluations, service providers and direct interactions.
- CARDS team consists of professionals with specialized interest and training in the area of autism and related disorders, including a Pediatric Psychologist, an Occupational Therapist, a Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician and a Speech and Language Pathologist
- The assessment identifies the child's personal challenges and strengths as well as current environmental challenges and strengths.
- The assessment provides priority goals and objectives for immediate and consistent implementation across care providers and settings.
- Emphasis is placed on program planning that involves the collaboration of parents, school personnel and other service providers.
- Follow-up support is provided for the coordination of therapy services between home, school and other agencies via our autism service coordinator.
- General pediatric psychology services for children ages 2-17, with an emphasis on using empirically-based practices.