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The UVM Autism Collaborative is committed to sharing local resources for all. We hope that some of these sources can offer insight, provide meaningful connections, and promote fun!

Autism Clinics

Please call 802-847-2007 for central scheduling for the clinics. Visit the Pediatric Developmental Evaluation Program website here. View referral information here.

Autism Assessment Clinic in the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families

The Autism Assessment Clinic is the only University-affiliated multidisciplinary diagnostic clinic in the State of Vermont for autism spectrum disorder. They strive to offer comprehensive assessments using a family-based approach incorporating evidenced-based evaluation tools. A team evaluation generally includes a child psychiatrist, a child psychologist, and a speech-language pathologist.

UVM Medical Center Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Within the University of Vermont Children's Hospital, the Pediatric Developmental Evaluation Program has, "Developmental evaluation teams (that) specialize in the diagnosis of children with developmental disabilities." This first team is composed of specialists that serve children aged zero to eight and is located at 1 South Prospect Street in Burlington. The team is comprised of various experts, including social workers, speech/language pathologists, psychologists, and many others.

Providers with Autism Expertise

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

Autism, Advocacy and Intervention (AAI)

AAI aims to provide child success through personalized early intervention and applied behavior analysis in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Weekly service hours range form 10 to 40 hours per week incorporating parent involvement for some of the time. More information and referral contact information can be found on their website.

Visit AAI website.

Green Mountain Behavior Consulting, LLC.

Green Mountain Behavior Consulting, LLC. is based out of Montpelier, VT and services children in grades K-12 generally. They also have a division called Seeds of Change Center for Early Intervention that provides Applied Behavior Analysis for children with autism, ages two to six. Call Green Mountain Behavior Consulting, LLC. (802-793-8307) or Seeds of Change (802-223-6500) for more information or to schedule a visit. Sessions are now being held in-person following safety guidelines directed by the Health Department.

Visit Seeds of Change website.

Keene Perspectives, Autism and Behavioral Health Services 

"Keene Perspectives provides behavior analytic services using the principles of applied behavior analysis to facilitate learning and social development, particularly for people with autism spectrum disorders... in direct 1:1 and small groups." This organization offers support to children and families in the Upper Valley and VT and NH.

Visit Keene Perspectives website.

Mosaic Learning Center

The Mosaic Learning Center Schools based in Colchester, VT aims to, "Create meaningful and vibrant programs for students with developmental disabilities." They vow to create a unique learning experience based on the child and families' needs while using applied behavioral analysis techniques. 

Visit Mosaic Learning Center's website for more information on their programs.

SD Associates LLC

SD Associates are committed to providing behavioral services for individuals with Autism and other disabilities. They employ approximately 60 behavioral instructors that offer assessments, consultations, training, and direct services.

Visit SD Associates LLC website.

Vermont Autism Task Force Suggestions  

Please reference the individual links below or the Vermont Autism Task Force ABA Info website

Physical and Occupational Therapy

All Therapist Vermont Occupational & Physical Therapist List 

The website, All Therapist, has a listing of Vermont Occupational and Physical Therapists. It is recommended to ask other trusted providers and confidants for recommendations, specifically about providers' experiences with working with those on the Autism Spectrum. 

Visit All Therapist Vermont Occupational Therapist List website. 

Visit All Therapist Vermont Physical Therapist List website.

Kids' Rehab Gym (Physical & Occupational Therapy)

The Kids' Rehab Gym offers a community environment that provides physical and occupational therapy to children. Physical therapy focuses on play-based intervention to maximize functional independence and occupational therapy focuses on achieving success and independence in daily life. Physical therapists, Andrea Buteau, PT, DPT, PCS and Leah Murdock, PT, DPT, PCS, are both UVM alumni currently working there.

Visit Kids' Rehab Gym for more information and for scheduling.

Specific Providers 

Speech-Language Pathology Services

Speech-Language Pathologists 

VOICE AAC Center

Voice Output Independence Consultation Evaluation (VOICE) helps to provide Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for people with limited or no natural speech and/or those whose speech is not functional for them. Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with children and young adults up to the age of 22. Reference their website for more information on evaluation, consultation, training, and visual supports services.

Visit VOICE website.

Parent and Provider Support

Agency of Human Services Integrating Family Services (IFS)

The Agency of Human Services aims to work toward," Integration and coordination of services for children, youth and families," through policy change and organizing/funding care. Check out their website for more information.

Visit Agency of Human Services Integrating Family Services website.

Autism Services and Planning Coordination website.

Email Cheryle Bilodeau Wilcox, LICSW with questions.

Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion is committed to working across campus, and the community, to improve resources and facilities for all. They have a comprehensive list of projects they are working on, people and offices on campus who are of help for inclusivity purposes, and various medial sources.

Visit CDCI's website.

Children's Integrated Services (CIS) & Help Me Grow Vermont

"CIS offers early intervention, family support, and prevention services that help ensure the healthy development and well-being of children, pre-birth to age 5.  Services are available at low or no cost to families." CIS is under Vermont's Department for Children and Families. Help Me Grow Vermont acts as an entry pint to CIS by providing free screening and coordination of care to other recommended providers.

Visit CIS website.

Visit Help Me Grow Vermont website.

Imagination Station

The Imagination Station is a sensory room known as a Snoezelen Room, which is the only of its kind in Vermont. This sensory room is meant to be a space where kids on the autism spectrum can create their own individualized environments. The room can be booked from 9:00-3:30, M-F, in 1-hour blocks to those who have undergone training. Cost and more information on training/booking can be found on their website.

Visit Imagination Station website.

Legal Aid

State of Vermont Agency of Education (AOE)

"The Agency of Education (AOE) handles making sure that federal and Vermont state regulations are followed so that students with disabilities can have access to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE)." The AOE is committed to suporting families and schools with the use of reosurces and technical asssitance.  Please reference their website for resources for families, educators, and administrators.

Visit AOE website.

Vermont Autism Task Force

Vermont Autism Task Force offers clinical services, resources, education, events, and opportunitties for self-advocacy. Services are geared toward all ages and includes family. They hope to improve policy and deliver best practice methods in an inclusive way.

Visit Vermont Autism Task Force website.

Vermont Family Network

The Vermont Family Network is a wonderful family support network compromised of families of children with disabilities or special health needs. All conversations are confidential, and services are free. Some of their services include financial aid, parental support systems, training workshops, and an interactive calendar of upcoming events that may be of interest. They also have a Facebook page and monthly newsletter you may consider subscribing to.

Visit Vermont Family Network website.

Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VT-HEC)

VT-HEC is committed to providing preparation, traning and support programs to educators and schools by experts in that field. They help ensure quality continduing education that is relevant, socially conscience, and enriching. Reference their website for more information and upcoming courses and workshops.

Visit VT-HEC website.

Online Resources

Kayla's Directory

Kayla’s Directory is a Vermont, “Central and comprehensive online directory of community resources to assist the families of special needs children in locating and accessing services.” They strive to purchase adaptive equipment for local community spaces, program affordable educational and recreational events, and create inclusive venues for all children. Seeing as this resource was founded by a parent of a children with health and educational needs, inclusion is at the forefront of this organization.

Visit Kayla’s Directory Website.

Resources for Autistic Women

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network has created information and resources specifically for women and girls with newly diagnosed autism. Autism presents very differently in women as compared to men, and these online handbooks offer great insight.

Visit Information & Resources for Parents & Caregivers of Newly Diagnosed Autistic Girls Handbook.
Visit Information & Resources for Newly Diagnosed or Recognized Autistic Women & Nonbinary Individuals Handbook.

The Mighty

The Mighty is a health topic website that will place you in a community that most applies to you, for example, autism. Within the community, individuals can share support, love, and their individual struggles to create an environment that aims to lift one another up and constructively problem solve through anecdotal trials and tributes.

Visit The Mighty website.

Recreational Resources

Partners in Adventure 

Partners in Adventure offers, “Year-round programs for young people with and without disabilities fostering friendship, independent and building of self-esteem.” The program is located in Chittenden County, Vermont. Programs range from summer camps to exercise and social events on Fridays and Saturdays.

Visit Partners in Adventure website.

Special Olympics Vermont

Special Olympics Vermont is a non-profit corporation, "Founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy, and benefit from participation in individual and team sports." Athletes gain confidence and improvements in other facets of their lives with participation in this organization. Visit their website to join as a new athlete, peruse their upcoming events, and for additionally ways on how to contribute.

Visit Special Olympics Vermont website.

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports

Vermont adaptive is open to people of all ages and all abilities. They offer inclusive sports and recreational programs all year round that is nationally recognized. Get starting by creating a profile and reserving your spot to play today!

Visit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports website.

Designated Agencies/Developmental Disability Service Providers for Vermont by County

(Addison County) Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC)

The Counseling Service provides mental health and developmental services. Professionals on staff include those trained in psychiatry, psychology, mental health counseling, child and family services, and many more.

Visit CSAC website.

(Bennington County) Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union

Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union has a page dedicated to autism links and resources. They pride themselves on inclusivity and social servant projects, such as free lunch and developmental screenings in pre-k.

Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union website.

(Caledonia, Essex, Orange, and Orleans Counties) Kingdom Autism and Behavioral Health 

Kingdom Autism and Behavioral Health services children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and families in northern Vermont and New Hampshire. Services provided include center-based Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention, along with other ABA-based services.

Kingdom Autism & Behavioral Health website. 

(Chittenden County) Howard Center

The Howard Center is the designated Provider for mental health and developmental disability services in Chittenden County. Their crisis line is (802) 488-7777.

Visit Howard Center's website.

(Franklin & Grand Isle Counties) Northwestern Counseling & Support Services (NCSS)

NCSS provides children, youth and family services, behavioral health services, and developmental services at their various locations within the two counties they service. They strive to, "Promote healthy living and emotional well-being," with their diverse and quality services.

Visit NCSS website.

(Lamoille County)

• Lamoille North Supervisory Union & School District

The Lamoille North Supervisory Union services six towns, including Belvidere, Cambridge, Eden, Hyde Park, Johnson, and Waterville elementary, middle, and high schools, including the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center. The organization is committed to education excellence for all students, employing early intervention and low level supports when necessary.

Visit Lamoille North website.

• Lamoille County Mental Health Services (LCMHS)

LCMHS provides comprehensive mental health, developmental, behavioral, and family services. They categorize their services into behavioral health, developmental services, emergency care services, and children, youth and family services.

Visit LCMHS website.

(Rutland County) Rutland Mental Health Services

Rutland Mental Health Services delivers collaborative care to the community. They offer an array of services for children, families, and those with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Visit Rutland Mental Health Services website.

(Washington County) Washington County Mental Health Services

Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS) provides, "A wide-variety of office and community-based services, as well as school and home-based services for children and their families living with mental illness." Services are offered to expectant mothers, parents, and youth (up to 22 years of age).

Visit WCMHS website.

(Windham County) BEL Center 

The Behavioral and Emotional Learning (BEL) Center of Southern Vermont provides a breadth of resources to children, youth, and families. They have staff compromised of licensed and certified professionals in Behavior analysis and other clinical fields. 

Visit The BEL Center website. 

(Windsor County Keene Perspectives, Autism and Behavioral Health Services

"Keene Perspectives provides behavior analytic services using the principles of applied behavior analysis to facilitate learning and social development, particularly for people with autism spectrum disorders... in direct 1:1 and small groups." This organization offers support to children and families in the Upper Valley and VT and NH. 

Visit Keene Perspectives website. 

Our Mission 

We are dedicated to improving quality of life for people with autism. We strive to collaborate across disciplines and involve all stakeholders, especially those with autism, their families, and friends.

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