Asperger’s Specialist Severn MD

Named after Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who identified the condition in 1944, Asperger’s syndrome falls on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Autism spectrum disorders is an umbrella term covering a host of disorders, including classic autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder–not otherwise specified.

Just For Kids Clinic
(410) 462-5756
821 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Renoxx Caregivers, Inc.
(301) 850-1148
Bowie, MD
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Aquatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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RehabPlus Group, Inc.
(301) 220-0580 X104
7474 Greenway Center Drive
Greenbelt, MD
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Kids Therapy Works
(301) 384-5081
160 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Pius Ojevwe
(202) 438-3866
1762 Sea Pine Circle
Severn, MD
Services
Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Psychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Washington, DC
Credentialed Since: 2009-01-12

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Annapolis Childrens Therapy Center
(410) 573-1064
127 Lubrano Drive
Annapolis, MD
Support Services
Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Easter Seals Maryland and Washington, DC
(301) 931-8700; (800) 886-3771
4041 Powder Mill Road
Calverton, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Kennedy Krieger Institute Center for Autism and Related Disorders
(443) 923-7630
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Research, Research, Residential Facility, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Harbour School at Baltimore
(443) 394-3760
11251 Dolfield Blvd
Owings Mills, MD
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Educational Assessment, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Stephanie Hunt Walsh
(410) 787-4627
301 Hospital Dr
Glen Burnie, MD
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Isolated by Chaos

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By Catherine Guthrie

Lisa Everitt first noticed something awry with her son, Mark, when he turned three. An active and happy infant, he was becoming anxious and depressed. Doctors fingered Everitt’s looming divorce as the source of her son’s moodiness, but the Colorado mom suspected a more profound problem.

Her fear was confirmed when Mark started first grade. Overwhelmed by the chaos of the classroom, she says, he spent much of his time lying on the floor with his hands clapped over his ears. Not knowing where to turn for help, Everitt found herself immersed in a maze of medical jargon and misdiagnoses. “A string of people gave Mark the diagnosis du jour,” she says. “Everyone had an idea of what was wrong with him, and no two people agreed.” Over the next few years, she and Mark hopscotched from one doctor’s office to another. Then, when Mark was in fifth grade, a cognitive behavioral therapist correctly diagnosed him with Asperger’s syndrome. For the first time, Everitt felt like someone understood what she and Mark had been going through. “It was a huge relief,” she says.

Today, Mark is a sophomore in high school and learning what it means to be a typical 16-year-old boy. Like most children with Asperger’s, Mark is bright and articulate but socially awkward. “It’s never the academic stuff that’s a struggle for him,” says Everitt. “It’s more basic than that.” For instance, in the elementary school cafeteria, Mark would stuff his mouth full of food until he literally couldn’t swallow. “It was like he never learned how to chew with his back teeth. No one would sit with him at lunch because he shoved food into his mouth until he choked,” Everitt says. An occupational therapist spent three years teaching Mark how to chew his food.

But as soon as one problem resolves, another springs up to take its place. His Asperger’s makes Mark stand out from the crowd at an age when standing out isn’t cool. “Like many kids with Asperger’s, he’s just not interested in what other people think,” says Everitt. “That can be a good thing when people snub him or tease him,” but it can also be socially isolating.

Asper-what?

Named after Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who identified the condition in 1944, Asperger’s syndrome falls on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Autism spectrum disorders is an umbrella term covering a host of disorders, including classic autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder–not otherwise specified. Unlike kids with classic autism—often first signaled by a language delay—those with Asperger’s hone their language skills early and develop average or above-average intelligence. Mark began talking at 8 months and spoke in complete sentences before his first birthday.

Another clue of Asperger’s is a child’s near-obsession with a singular topic, such as Civil War battles or trading cards. Over the years, Mark’s obsessive tendencies have taken different shapes. Where once it was...

Author: Catherine Guthrie

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14th Annual Autism Conference
Dates: 10/16/2014 – 10/17/2014
Location:
Crowne Plaza Hotel Timonium
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Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?
Dates: 9/15/2014 – 9/15/2014
Location:
Kennedy Krieger Institute -Creamer Building, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room Baltimore
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What is transition planning for a teen with an ASD diagnosis?
Dates: 9/15/2014 – 9/15/2014
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Kennedy Krieger Institute -Creamer Building, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room Baltimore
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Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?
Dates: 12/8/2014 – 12/8/2014
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Kennedy Krieger Institute -Creamer Building, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room Baltimore
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What is transition planning for a teen with an ASD diagnosis?
Dates: 12/8/2014 – 12/8/2014
Location:
Kennedy Krieger Institute -Creamer Building, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room Baltimore
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