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Nova Southeastern University
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NSU Opens Unicorn Children’s Foundation Clinic in September

Access to Autism Assessments Now Available to Parents at NSU

Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla. – For parents of children suspected of autism spectrum disorder, finding and obtaining an early and accurate diagnosis is a  challenge on many different levels – until now.

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Interdisciplinary Council for the Study of Autism announces the opening of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Clinic beginning September 16. The clinic, the first-of-its-kind in Broward County, offers parents a unique interdisciplinary approach to obtaining an assessment and possible diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in children ages birth to five years old. The clinic, which is housed in NSU’s Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies (MSI), is located at 7600 SW 36th St. adjacent to the Baudhuin Preschool, an internationally recognized model program for children aged 3-5 with autism spectrum disorders.

The interdisciplinary assessments are performed by a team of NSU specialists from the Fischler School of Education & Human Services, the College of Allied Health & Nursing, the Center for Psychological Studies, and the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The clinic is open by appointment only, by calling 954-262-7129.

“By assembling a team consisting of a developmental psychologist, an occupational therapist, a speech and language pathologist and a family counselor, we can offer a family all of the services necessary to get through what can be a confusing and overwhelming experience,”  said  Susan Kabot, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, MSI’s Director of Clinical Programs and Director of NSU’s Autism Consortium.

The Unicorn Child Development Clinic was established through a lead gift from the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, which is dedicated to helping all children with communication and learning disorders.

For more information, or to schedule an assessment, contact Susan Kabot at 954-262-7129.

Media Contact:
Julie Spechler, NSU Office of Public Affairs
julies@nova.edu

Lourdes Rodriguez-Barrera, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309, rodrlour@nova.edu