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NESCA Founder Dr. Ann Helmus Announces Formation of a New Clinical Division
The Developmental Collaborative at NESCA
Specializing in the Evaluation and Treatment of Developmental Disorders
- To offer unsurpassed thoroughness and accuracy in the evaluation of autism spectrum
and other developmental disorders, by highly-trained and experienced clinicians using
the best diagnostic instruments available and upholding an evolving standard of care reflecting
- To treat clients compassionately as individuals, recognizing that no single approach is likely
to be appropriate for all, and so, remaining open to many; to develop long-term relationships with
both clients and their families, from the initial diagnosis through the transition into adulthood, along
the way supporting parents and siblings as necessary; to deliver services, including reports,
referrals and recommendations, promptly, with quality uncompromised; and to be a trustworthy
guide to whatever other resources might be required.
- To remain open to the possibility that the symptoms that define autism are generated
by complex interactions among several underlying causes, and that these themselves must
be properly addressed along with their associated behaviors; to regulate those behaviors
both effectively and humanely, using evidence-based methods and complementary
therapeutic modalities, while respecting our clients' individual circumstances and
bearing in mind that their well-being is always our principal concern.
- To listen, to learn, to grow and to uphold the highest standards of professionalism,
training and innovation in order to become and remain a trusted resources for the autism
Nancy Roosa, Psy.D., Clinical Director
Elizabeth Gatti, Psy.D.
Alison MacNeil, LICSW
Sandy Storer, M.S.W.
John Goodson, M.Ed.
Kelly Lowery, M.S.
Teresa Kohlenberg, M.D.
Jason McCormick, Psy.D.
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