ABOUT GEORGIA AUTISM CENTER
The Georgia Autism Center (GAC) is highly committed and eager to assist individuals and families of children or loved ones with an autism spectrum and other related neurodevelopmental disorders to receive proper diagnoses, aid in the development of their individualized treatment plans, enhance independence, and foster the utmost quality of their lives.
Dr. Fox, former proud owner of Georgia Pediatric Psychology, routinely performs evaluations on children as young as 12 months through early adulthood to detect signs of neurocognitive or developmental delays. Dr. Fox also assesses adults with disabilities in need of obtaining home and community-based services. Assessments are performed in order to determine the need for community-based services and financial support that would help increase an individual's independence and quality of life while also helping to reduce some of the financial burden which they or their families endure while providing for their needs.
In addition to the developmental and ASD evaluations provided by Dr. Fox, Dr. Coleman performs psychoeducational evaluations to assess for intellectual deficits, learning disabilities, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a part of that process, she will also explore any potential for academic-related anxiety, which, in her experience, is often present, to some degree, for many children with learning challenges.
Dr. Smith joined the Georgia Autism Center team and provides evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children 12 months of age through adulthood. Dr. Smith’s experience providing feeding and ABA therapy to children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ASD, has contributed to her focus on providing families with community supports to address co-morbid difficulties commonly associated with ASD (e.g., feeding and nutrition, sleep, toileting, challenging behaviors).
In 2019, Dr. Travers joined Georgia Autism Center to provide comprehensive evaluations for neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, including ASD and ADHD, to individuals from early childhood through adulthood. Informed by her prior training in therapy and research, Dr. Travers conducts assessments to identify evidence-based interventions, community services, and financial resources that will best support clients and their families.
Due to our many combined years in pediatric psychology, the staff and providers at Georgia Autism Center understand the financial impact and emotional challenges associated with raising a child with special needs, or for our young adults, living with unique challenges. This is the reason they are dedicated to helping their clients find a team of trusted professionals and provide ongoing coordination of care to continue to support them as they transition into adulthood. They utilize a collaborative approach that includes bridging the gap between families and other specialists in the community. They also assist with learning about support groups for parents and siblings of children with special needs and believe it is important to stay current on new technologies and therapies as researchers continue to explore new approaches to help individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or some other widely known genetic condition.