CENTER FOR AUTISM & THE DEVELOPING BRAIN
The NewYork-Presbyterian Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) officially opened its doors, on 6/10/2013, to a new way of caring for people with autism. The state-of-the-art facility, which is located on NewYork-Presbyterian’s 214 acre Westchester Campus, serves children, adults and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) right now.
CADB is the result of NEXT for Autism’s collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and its affiliated medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University.
Led by Catherine Lord, Ph.D., one of the foremost experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ASD, CADB represents a fundamental transformation in the way patients with ASD and their families access therapeutic services. As diagnosis is confirmed, gap services allow for the earliest therapeutic interventions to take place. Comprehensive treatment by multi-disciplinary staff allow for treatment of co-morbid conditions to occur in a collaborative environment that is patient- and family-centered. And eventually, community relationships forged by CADB will aid patients in their integration into the community.
CADB is also a valuable resource for the academic, research and educational communities who are engaged in the important work of research, advancing new treatments, and training the next generation of brain development specialists. NewYork-Presbyterian’s affiliation with both Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons provides the Center with a rich resource of physician faculty who share a commitment to advance clinical care and research on ASD. The collaborative model is equally applied to research; as findings related to causes of and treatments for autism are discovered, a responsive, targeted and integrated approach to treatment will advance the standard of care.
NEXT for Autism has future plans to develop partnerships that will create additional vocational programs, employment opportunities, recreational and residential programs while simultaneously considering the importance of community integration, independence and safety.
To learn more about CADB or to schedule a site visit, please call Gillian Leek at 212-759-3775.
If you are interested in a career opportunity at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, please visit the following website for job postings. Be sure to check the site periodically, as there are new positions posted daily. Look for jobs in the Westchester location at the “Autism Center.” www.careers.nyp.org