TESTING & EVALUATIONS
Proper diagnosis of ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) involves multiple assessments to identify symptoms and identify or rule out other conditions that could be present, or that could mimic ADHD. Gulf Coast Family Services follows the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for evaluations and treatment of ADHD. Referrals are made to your general practitioner physician or pediatrician for evaluations of vision and hearing and general wellness exams to rule out possible physical reasons for presenting symptoms.
Gulf Coast Family Services - Children, Adolescents, & Adults - ADHD and Autism (ASD) testing and screening for other neurodevelopmental symptoms. We provide the ADOS test for individuals four (4) years old through adulthood.
Referrals are made for psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations to the following practitioners:
LaConsay Psychological Services - 16 years and up, psychoeducational testing
Melissa Ogden, Ph.D., ABPP-CN - Adults (18+), psychoeducational testing
Laura G Goulden, PHD - Children and adolescents, psychoeducational testing.
Dr. Ali Kizilbash - Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
OCCUPATIONAL AND SPEECH THERAPY
Kids Always Kount Therapy Services, LLC
Let's Play Therapy Center - (251) 929-4848
FEDERAL LAWS & INFORMATION
ADHD Dear Colleague Letter from the U.S. Department of Education: Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHDThe Gallini Group - Special Education Lawyers
STATE RESOURCES & INFORMATION
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) - Provides assistance for college, trade school, or finding a job to adults with disabilities (ADHD qualifies). Call 251-479-8611 and tell them you have ADHD, ASD, or other ADA diagnoses and need assistance with getting a job. (Going to college is part of the process of getting a job, so you have to put it in these words) They should put you in touch with a counselor who will provide options for the direction you would like to go in (college, trade school, or finding a job).
Alabama Disability Advocacy Program (ADAP) - The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) is part of the nation’s federally-funded protection and advocacy (P&A) system. ADAP provides legal services to Alabamians with disabilities to protect, promote, and expand their rights.
BALDWIN COUNTY INFORMATION
ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction--from Childhood through Adulthood
Dirty Laundry: Why Adults with ADHD Are So Ashamed and What We Can Do to Help
Self-Care for People with ADHD: 100+ Ways to Recharge, De-Stress, and Prioritize You!
Secrets of the Autistic Millionaire: Everything I know now about Autism and Asperger's that I wish I'd known then.
Uniquely Human: Updated and Expanded: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery - Consider personality
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents - Excellent book on boundaries regardless of your upbringing.
The Best of You: Break Free from Painful Patterns, Mend Your Past, and Discover Your True Self in God - Christian, Spiritual, discussions of healing from spiritual abuse.
ADHD in the Media
The Disruptors* - a documentary on ADHD.
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