The final report to HJR 228 is now available on the internet. The document’s title is,
Services Available for Individuals with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

 

Note: The following is a list of agencies and providers in our area who provide services to people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This directory is meant for informational purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement of the agencies listed.

 

Resource Index


Advocacy Groups for Parents
Advocates
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA – Lovaas)
Applied Verbal Behavior (AVB) Consultants and Programming
Attorneys
Auditory Training
Barbers/Haircutters
Behavior Intervention
Community Services Board MR Services (includes Autism)
Counselors
Defeat Autism Now (DAN Protocol)/Preventive Medicine
Dentists
Developmental/Behavioral Optometrists
Disability Services Boards – Service Referrals
Educational Consultants
Family Support Programs (financial)
Immune System Practitioners
Interactive/Relationship-Based Therapists
*Local
Miscellaneous
Motor/Movement Therapy
Music Therapy
*National
Neurologists
Neuro-Psychologists
Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapists (Sensory Integration)
Opthamologists
Other services
Other State and National Resources for Information or Advocacy
Parent-Infant Education Programs (PIE) (ages 0-3)
*Parent Resource Center
Pediatricians
Preschool Child Find
Private Schools
Psychiatrists
Public School Autism Specialists
Public School Parent Resource Centers
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
Respite Services
Social Security
Social Skills Therapy
*State
Speech and Language Pathologists
Special Needs Childcare
Sports/Therapeutic Recreation Programs
Vision Therapy
Vocational Programs and Developmental Day Services (Adults)

Advocacy Groups for Parents

DC Autism Support Group – email PAATofDC@aol.com or Crltn5@aol.com

Families United for Non-Profit Residences 703-913-2039

Parent Education and Advocacy Training Center 703-923-0010

www.peatc.org 800-869-6782

FIAT (Families for Intensive Autism Treatment) 301-419-8037

Advocates

Reta Y. Lewis 703-848-8894

Larrie Ellen Randall, M.Ed. – Starfish Savers 703-631-9557

Laura Rose, Special Education Advocate
www.nova-advocate.com
(703) 729-5662 – office
(703) 209-3301 – cell

Tom Urban 703-861-5235 autismadvocate4kids@excite.com

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA – Lovaas)

Sandra D’Souza – ABA Materials – http://aba-materials.com
Suggested text: “Software and teaching tips for parents of children with Autism”
10 Burnleigh Drive – Gladstone Park – VIC 3043 – Australia
Phone: +61 3 9310 4038 – Email: aba@aba-materials.com

Autism Learning Center – tel# 703-506-1930
7600 Leesburg Pike #410, Falls Church, VA 22043
http://www.autismlearningcenter.net/

Autism Outreach, Inc  http://www.autismoutreach.org/ or 703-669-4972

Jane Barbin, Ph.D., BCBA
Behavioral Directions
7945 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 204
Cabin John, Maryland 20818
Voice (703) 855-4032
Fax (571) 333-0292
Email: behavioraldirections@smartneighborhood.net

Center for Autism & Related Disorders (Annandale) 703-256-6383

Services Towards Autism Recovery in Toddlers (Vienna) 703-938-2899

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an emphasis in Verbal Behavior(VB) Consultants, Trainers and Programming

Vincent J. Carbone, Ed.D., BCBA
Email:suzkuh@aol.com
Phone:(845) 323-3961 – Fax:(845) 624-0434
Mail:P.O. Box 715 – Valley Cottage, NY 10989
http://www.drcarbone.net
*Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience designing learning environments for people with autism and development disabilities.

Cynthia McKenna-Onder, MA, CCC-SLP, BCaBA
ICAN of Washington
240-475-1626
Email: icanofwashington@hotmail.com

Dower and Associates, Inc.
Nikia Dower, MS, CCC-SLP
Loudoun County 540-687-5412
Prince William County 703-330-0554
Email : SLPTUTOR@aol.com
Web: http://card.netscape.com/ndower

Susan Tirella suetirella@aol.com 703-742-4259

Accelerated Learning LLC
Matt Bowman
8630-M Guilford Road, PMB #335
Columbia, MD 21046
443-745-5240
matthewdbowman@aol.com

Attorneys

Gerald S. Rugel (Reston) 703-709-9718

Legal Services of Northern Virginia 703-237-2004

Michael Toobin (Fairfax) 703-352-8500

Kelly Thompson (Arlington) 703-486-2666 kellylaw@erols.com

Auditory Training

McLean Speech & Language Services, LLC – Susan Glaub
6845 Elm Street, McLean VA 22101
tel# 703-734-0211 – fax# 703-734-0501

Spectrum Center/Tomatis Method (Bethesda, MD) 301-657-0988

University of Maryland (Dr. Steven Porges) 301-405-2826

Barbers/Haircutters

T&J Unisex Hair Design (Falls Church) 703-573-9200

Behavior Intervention

Behavior Intervention Services (Arlington) 703-228-6344

George Bisset gbisset@juno.com

Sharon Weiss, M.Ed. (McLean) 703-356-5534

Community Services Board MR Services (includes Autism)

Alexandria 703-838-5060

Residential Coordinator 703-838-4706

Arlington    703-228-1700

Fairfax/Falls Church    703-324-4400

Loudoun 703-777-0377

Prince William Sudley North 703-792-7800

Woodbridge 703-792-4900

Counselors

Anita Novak, LPC (Reston) 703-437-4920

Catherine Payne, Ph.D. (McLean) 703-790-7279

Defeat Autism Now (DAN Protocol)/Preventive Medicine

Pamela Compart, M.D.
Heart Light Healing Arts, Inc.
9145 Guilford Rd.
Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046
ph: 1-877-641-8472/410-880-4215
fax: 410-880-4192

Arnold Brenner M.D.
5400 Old Ct. Td.
Randallstown, MD 21133
ph: 410-922-1133
fax: 410-922-9740

Richard E. Layton, M.D.
901 Dulaney Valley Road
Dulaney Center II, Suite 602
Towson, MD 21204
ph: 410-337-2707
fax: 410-337-2841

Mary Megson, M.D.
Pediatric & Adolesc. Ability Cnt.
7229 Forest Ave., Ste. 211
Richmond, VA 23226
ph: 804-673-9128
fax: 804-673-9195

Dr. Margaret Gennaro, Fairfax, VA
703-246-9355 or drgennaro@webtv.net

Dr. George Mitchell (Washington, DC) 202-265-4111
2639 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite C-100,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Dentists

Dr. Frank (Alexandria) 703-931-4400

Dr. Gary Kramer (Burke) 703-978-0051

Dr. Paul Goldstein (Burke) 703-978-1903

Dr. Scott Leaf (Burke, Springfield) 703-455-9683

Dr. Edward Nelson (Arlington) 703-525-8200

Dr. Robert Sears (Herndon) 703-707-2070

Developmental/Behavioral Optometrists

Dennis Cantwell, O.D. (Annandale) 703-941-3937

Alan Sikes, O.D. (Burke) 703-978-5010

Harry Wachs, O.D. (Washington, DC) 202-862-0749

Disability Services Boards – Service Referrals

Alexandria 703-838-0711

Arlington 703-228-1712

Fairfax/Falls Church 703-324-5421

Loudoun 703-777-0389

Prince William 703-792-7649

ARC of Northern Virginia 703-532-3214 www.thearcofnova.org

Virginia Dept. for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities 800-552-3962

www.dmas.state.va.us

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities 800-846-4464 www.vaboard.org

Virginia State Automated Disability Referrals 888-568-1000

Educational Consultants

Larrie Ellen Randall, M.Ed. – Starfish Savers 703-631-9557

Family Support Programs (financial)

Arlington 703-228-5245

Fairfax/Falls Church 703-324-4469

Immune System Practitioners

Dr. Angel Colon – Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 202-687-4673

703-741-3000

Kelly Dorfman, MS, LN, LD – Developmental Nutritionist 301-340-2239

Dr. Layton – Allergist 410-337-2707

Interactive/Relationship-Based Therapists

Dr. Stanley Greenspan (Bethesda, MD 301-657-2348

Moshe Schtul, Ph.D. (Reston) 703-471-5517

Serena Weider, Ph.D. (Silver Spring, MD) 301-588-9122

Cheryl Wietz, LCSW (Falls Church) 703-533-8575 x19 or cwietz@ix.netcom.com

Local

The ARC of Northern Virginia

The ARC of Loudoun County

Parent Education Advocacy Training Center

Miscellaneous

Angel Flight of Virginia 800-296-3797

(no cost air transportation for financially needy to medical specialists)

National Vaccine Information Center 703-938-DPT3

Motor/Movement Therapy

Brain Gym (Washington, DC) 202-244-8280

Dr. Parviz Youseffi (Manassas) 703-392-5055

Music Therapy

RaeAnn Graef, MTBC (Board Certified Music Therapist)
Creative Music With Children (Fairfax)
703-793-3373
rgmt@cox.net

National

Autism Society of America

Cure Autism Now

Families for Early Autism Treatment http://www.feat.org/
FEAT archives http://list.feat.org/archives/featnews.html

Unlocking Autism

NAAR (National Alliance for Autism Research)

National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth

The Organization for Autism reasearch

Neurologists

Dr. Stephen Mott/Georgetown University Hospital 202-444-8785

Dr. Philip Pearl/Children’s Hospital 703-849-0930

Neuro-Psychologists

Ronald Federici, Psy.D. (Alexandria, Woodbridge, Stafford) 703-548-0721

Dr. Lanee James (Arlington) 703-534-2313

Serena Wieder, Ph.D. (Silver Spring, MD) 301-588-9122

Edith Wiggs, Ph.D. (McLean) 703-734-0787

Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapists
(Sensory Integration)

Chesapeake Center (Springfield) 703-924-4100

Bobby Gibson of Gibson Associates bgibson@rma.edu

JoAnn Kennedy,
5229 Richardson Drive, Fairfax, VA 22032 (703)978-6532.

Joe Burton (West VA.)

Lynn Ganz (Reston) Cranial Therapy specialty 703-707-0090

Good Beginnings (Falls Church) 703-536-1817

Myania Moses & Assoc. (Arlington) 703-533-8870

Skill Builders (Annandale) 703-750-2443

Suzan Syron & Associates (Springfield) 703-569-7500

(Sterling) 703-709-9090

Opthamologists

Dr. Edward Parelhoff (Fairfax) 703-451-6111

Dr. David Seidman (Fairfax) 703-620-2701

Dr. James B. Sprague (McLean) 703-356-2141

Other services

Diagnosis/Assessments (also see Neurologists)

Children’s Hospital (Fairfax) Allan Bloom, Ph.D. 571-226-8380

Dr. Chuck Conlon (Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician)

Fairfax Hospital/Dr. Elizabeth Latimer 703-289-8733

Dr. Corinne Goll-Bedwi 301-838-7635

Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore) 800-873-3377

Other State and National Resources
for Information or Advocacy

ADA Information Center 301-217-0124

Autism Society of America 800-3AUTISM www.autism-society.org

The Autism Program of Virginia (TAP-VA)  www.autismva.org
1-800-649-8481 and 804-355-0300.
1400 Westwood Ave., Richmond, VA 23227

Directory of Disability Information (NARIC) 800-346-2742

Families for Early Autism Treatment http://www.feat.org/
FEAT archives http://list.feat.org/archives/featnews.html

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities 202-884-8200 www.nichcy.org

Virginia Autism Resource Center (VARC) 877-667-7771

www.grafton.org/vaautismresourc.htm

Parent-Infant Education Programs (PIE) (ages 0-3)

Alexandria 703-838-5067

Arlington 703-228-1630

Fairfax/Falls Church 703-246-7193

Loudoun 703-777-0561

Prince William 703-792-7879

Parent Resource Centers

Arlington County PRC

Fairfax County PRC

Loudoun County PRC

Pediatricians

Dr. John Farber (Alexandria) 703-212-6600

Dr. Lynne Myers (Falls Church) 703-532-4446

Dr. Tom Sullivan (Alexandria & Lake Ridge) 703-212-6600

Preschool Child Find

Alexandria 703-824-6600

Arlington 703-228-6042

Fairfax/Falls Church Devonshire Center 703-876-5244

Lorton Center 703-446-2100

Loudoun 703-771-6400

Prince William 703-791-5390

Private Schools

The Aurora School
205 N. Maple Avenue
Purcellville, VA 20132
540-751-1414

Ivymount (Rockville, MD) 301-469-0223

Matthew’s Center for Visual Learning
Manassas, VA 703-369-2976
www.matthewscenter.org

St. Coletta’s (Alexandria) 703-683-3686

Psychiatrists

Dr. C.T. Gordon (Rockville, MD) 301-230-1808

Dr. Stanley Greenspan (Bethesda, MD) 301-657-2348

Dr. Kenneth Kaplan (McLean) 703-821-3822

Dr. Joseph Novello (Winchester) 202-362-0115

Dr. Larry Silver/Georgetown (Rockville, MD) 301-881-1205

Dr. Kenneth Towbin/NIH

Public School Autism Specialists

Arlington (Lori Alderman)    703-228-8629

Fairfax (Rosy McGuiness)    703-246-7784

Loudoun (Charlotte Crane)    703-771-6430

Prince William (Jill Thomlinson) 703-791-7287

Public School Parent Resource Centers

Alexandria (Anne Lipnick) 703-706-4552 alipnick@acps.k12.va.us

Arlington (Kathleen Donovan) 703-228-7239

www.arlington.k12.va.us/departments/specialed/prc prc@arlington.k12.va.us

Fairfax (Marsha Goldberg) 703-204-3992

www.fcps.edu/DSSSE/prc/prcwhatsnew.html Marsha.Goldberg@fcps.edu

Loudoun 703-771-6765 www.loudoun.k12.va.us/prc/index.htm

Prince William (Betty Ann Maher) 703-791-8846

maherba@pwcs.edu

Bassi@pwcs.edu

Stafford 540-658-6448 staffordprc@staffnet.com

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)

Sarah Honda, Oakton, VA
Phone: 703.577.8577
Email: sarah@autismtherapycentre.com

Respite Services

ARC of Northern Virginia 703-532-3214

www.thearcofnova.org

ARC of Prince William County 703-670-4800

Hartwood Foundation (Fairfax County Only) 703-912-6206

United Cerebral Palsy 703-360-2060

McLean Bible Church 703-790-5590 ext. 109

Social Security

Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Manassas and all others 800-772-1213

Social Skills Therapy

In Step (Fairfax) 703-876-8480

Jewish Social Services Agency (Annandale) 703-750-5400

Speech and Language Pathologists

Cynthia McKenna-Onder, MA, CCC-SLP
ICAN of Washington
240-475-1626
Email: icanofwashington@hotmail.com

Dower and Associates, Inc.
Nikia Dower, MS, CCC-SLP
Loudoun County 540-687-5412
Prince William County 703-330-0554
Email : SLPTUTOR@aol.com
Web: http://card.netscape.com/ndower

NeuroComm Speech Pathology Associates – Andrea Bucovetsky, MA, CCC-SLP,
4441 MacArthur Boulevard, N.W., Washington, DC 20007
(202) 905-4634 or abucovetsky@yahoo.com

Building Blocks Therapy (Arlington) 703-533-1321

Chesapeake Center (Springfield) 703-924-4100

Children’s Hospital Hearing & Speech Center 202-884-5600

Children’s Speech & Language Center (Arlington) 703-685-1070

McLean Speech & Language Services, LLC – Susan Glaub
6845 Elm Street, McLean VA 22101
tel# 703-734-0211 – fax# 703-734-0501

Susan Falck Muten (Reston) 703-707-0090

Sabra Gelfond (Bethesda, MD) 301-493-0023

Skill Builders (Annandale) 703-750-2443

Speech & Language Center of No. Va. (McLean) 703-356-2833

University of Maryland Speech & Hearing Clinic

Deborah Parks (Vienna) 703-242-7851

Vivian Sisskin Kupferman 301-405-4218

Bobbi Wade (Alexandria) 703-823-5262

Special Needs Childcare

Child Development Center (Falls Church) 703-534-5353

Fairfax County Childcare Office 703-449-9555

The Frog Pond (Alexandria) 703-765-7663

PW ARC Muriel Humphries Day Care (Manassas) 703-361-2443

Sports/Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Alexandria 703-998-5229

Arlington County 703-228-4740

Fairfax/Falls Church 703-324-5532

Loudoun County 703-777-0438

Prince William County 703-792-7060

Adapted Aquatics (Fairfax County) 703-324-8565

Challenger Baseball 703-590-4129

Disabled Sports USA 301-217-0960

Eddie’s Club 703-551-0652

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program 703-764-0269

Virginia Special Olympics 703-549-0880

Lift Me Up Therapeutic Riding Center (Great Falls) 703-759-6221

Rainbow Center Therapeutic Riding Center (Gainesville) 703-754-1275

State

The Autism Program of Virginia (TAP-VA)
Cindy Gwinn – cjgwinn@autismva.org
http://www.autismva.org/
Community Services Coordinator
Commonwealth Autism Service
(Formerly The Autism Program of Virginia)
2201 West Broad Street, Suite 107
Richmond, VA 23220
1-800-649-8481
804-355-0300
fax 804-355-0932

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy

Office of Special Education and Student Services

Virginia Autism Resource Center

Virginia Board of People with Disabilities

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Vision Therapy

IRLEN CLINIC of the Washington Metro Area
Maxine Jaubert, M.Ed., Director
11412 Purple Beach Dr.
Reston VA 20191
703-391-9100
mjaubert@erols.com

Vocational Programs and Developmental Day Services (Adults)

Central Fairfax Services (Springfield) 703-354-0900

Cooperative Employment Program (Fairfax) 703-359-1124

Didlake, Inc. (Manassas) 703-631-9184

ECHO, Inc. (Leesburg) 703-779-2100

Endependence Center of Northern Virginia (Arlington) 703-525-3268

E-TRON Systems, Inc. (Lorton) 703-690-2731

FOU, Inc. (Alexandria) 703-461-6000

ICON Employment Services (Alexandria) 703-548-4048

Job Discovery, Inc. (Fairfax) 703-385-0041

Mount Vernon-Lee Enterprises, Inc. (Springfield) 703-569-3900

Options for Community Inclusion (Alexandria) 703-914-2755

SOC Enterprises (Arlington) 703-521-4441

Wildflour Bread Mill (Fairfax) 703-273-2345

Winflower Artisans (Fairfax) 703-273-6448