The Center provides a range of treatment options in both individual and group settings, including: cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, social skills and communication training, speech language services, psychopharmacology (medication supports), and research participation.
- Individualized Treatment
- Psychological and Psychosocial Treatment
- Doctoral Student Reduced Rate Psychotherapy
- Psychiatric Consultation and Treatment
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Family Community Support
- Social and Therapeutic Groups
Each individual’s treatment plan is tailored to address his or her unique social, behavioral, language and academic difficulties. Since other disorders commonly co-occur with autism spectrum disorders, including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, our specialty team treats these and other coexisting psychiatric diagnoses as needed.
The Fay J. Lindner Center provides a variety of psychological and psychosocial treatment services:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – individual and group sessions
- Social skills interventions – individual and group sessions (often using peer mentors)
- Parent training
- Family therapy
- Parent and sibling support groups
- Family support and education
Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be provided by psychology doctoral interns at a reduced rate. All interns are supervised by NYS licensed clinical psychologists.
The Fay J. Lindner Center has Board Certified Psychiatrists on staff who specialize in working with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Consultation, as well as ongoing psychopharmacological visits are available. Psychiatric services include diagnosing related disabilities and co-occurring psychiatric illness and implementing pharmacological treatment. The psychiatrists prescribe and monitor medication as to its frequency, continued use, effectiveness, dosage and toxicity.
- Individual speech and language therapy
- Communication-based social skills groups
- Toddler and preschool groups
Speech-Language Pathologists at the Fay J. Lindner Center provide individualized therapy to children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum & related disabilities who present with a wide range of speech and language difficulties. Therapy can target a number of areas including: expressive and receptive language; pragmatic language; higher level language (inference, ambiguity, and sarcasm); conversational abilities; and social thinking. Individual therapy sessions as well as communication-based social skills groups are available.
The Lindner Center’s staff is available to provide ongoing support, education and guidance to families seeking to access community resources and entitlements.
Fay J. offers numerous social, therapeutic and special interest groups. Past groups include a drama based psychotherapy group and young teen social group among others. Learn more about our social groups here.