Autism is medical!

In the
Pediatrics Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Individuals With ASDs: A Consensus Report, some of the top Gastrointestinal and mitochondrial specialists in the U.S. concluded: The care of individuals who are nonverbal or have difficulties in communication or who display self-injurious behaviors presents special challenges. Nevertheless, the approach to evaluation and diagnosis of possible underlying medical conditions, in particular gastrointestinal disorders, should be no different from the standard of care for persons without ASDs. Management of co-occurring gastrointestinal problems in individuals with ASDs usually begins with the primary care provider and may eventually warrant multidisciplinary consultation.

Educate your child's doctor about the medical comorbid conditions that go along with a diagnosis of autism. At the next appointment, take along a copy or provide them with a link to the following publication, Medical Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorders: 

http://nationalautismassociation.org/pdf/MedicalComorbiditiesinASD2013.pdf


One in 45 children in Katy has been identified with
an autism spectrum disorder;

share the hope.
Medical Resources:
Many individuals with Autism have underlying medical problems.  Some of these include, gastrointestinal disturbances, seizure disorder, nutritional deficiencies, Cerebral Folate Deficiency, visual differences, mitochondrial dysfunction, encephalopathy, balance problems, allergies, and asthma.  This list contains practitioners that families in Katy use to address these issues.  Not all practitioners are in or near Katy.  Some practitioners are Medical Doctors (M.D.) including Psychiatrists and others are Physicians Assistants, Nurses, Dentists, Eye Doctors and Psychologists also Homeopathic Doctors and Chiropractors. 

Published paper in the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Emergency Department: Looking Beyond Behavior (ISSN: 1522-4821). First, treating symptoms instead of identifying a cause can lead to increased morbidity and mortality from an undiagnosed disorder. Second, antipsychotic medications can detrimentally affect glucose, cholesterol and lipids and weight, even in the short-term (Correll et al., 2009; Wink et al., 2014) and long-term anti-psychotic use increases the risk for type II diabetes (Bobo et al., 2013) and can result in tardive dyskinesia, a potentially permanent movement disorder (Correll & Kane, 2007). Thus, it may be best to look beyond the obvious of controlling behavior and understanding what the behavior means in order to solve potentially important medical conditions to improve the long-term health of a child with ASD. Several examples are given below of the medical condition that can present as behavioral dysregulation in children with ASD. Dr. Richard Frye Autism Research Program, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Little Rock, AR, USA

http://www.omicsonline.com/open-access/autism-spectrum-disorder-in-the-emergency-department-looking-beyond-behavior-1522-4821-1000253.php?aid=61163

 

Medical doctors providing services to individuals with a mainstream and/or biomedical & functional medicine approach to treating autism (in & outside Texas):


Allergy and Asthma Treatment Center
Dr. Seshagiri Rao, Board Certified Allergist
3016 Communications Pkwy 
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 964-7373
 

Alternative Health Center of The Woodlands
Dr. Stephen Clouthier, DC
4840 W. Panther Creek Dr. Suite #200
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
281-419-9104
http://stephenclouthier.com/


David Berger, MD
Pediatrician
MAPS Physician
3341 W Bearss Avenue
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 960-3415 – Phone
(813) 960-3465 – Fax

Email: info@wholisticpeds.com
http://www.wholisticpeds.com/
Dr. Berger is a Board Certified Pediatrician who specializes in holistic pediatric primary care, nutritional and detoxification therapies for autism, ADHD and related disorders and immune dysregulation such as allergies, asthma and autoimmune disorders. He also sees adults with these medical conditions. In addition, Dr. Berger works with women and men who wish to do preconception and prenatal counseling, testing and treatments to try and optimize the health of the pregnancy and baby.


Dr. Shikah Bharaktiya
Endocrinologist
7500 Beechnut Street #252
Houston, TX 77074
281-779-4243
http://www.memorialhermann.org/doctors/endocrinologists/dr-shikha-bharaktiya-md-152164/



The Block Center
Mary Ann Block, DO
1750 Norwood Drive
Hurst, TX 76054
(817) 280-9933
http://blockcenter.com/
Dr. Mary Ann Block’s approach is to look for and treat the underlying health problems (ADHD, autism, anxiety, PMS, ear infection, asthma, fatigue, etc) in children and adults instead of covering the symptoms with drugs.


Timothy Bohan, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology 
Areas of Interest: Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology   
1213 Hermann Drive, Suite 740
Houston, TX 77004
713-621-4422
http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-timothy-bohan-yfn35/office-locations 


Brain Treatment Center
Trung Thai, M.D., FACGS Director
1601 Dove Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 851-3086
http://www.braintreatmentcenter.com/


Timothy M. Buie, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-724-2710
and,
Lurie Center for Autism1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421-3114
Phone: 781-860-1700
Fax: 781-860-1766
Timothy Buie, MD is a pediatric Gastroenterologist at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Ian Butler, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology
General Pediatric Neurology, Headaches and Seizures, Autism and Developmental Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders in Children, Tourette Syndrome and Movement Disorders
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 1028
Houston, TX 77030
832-325-7080
http://ped1.med.uth.tmc.edu/faculty/bio-Butler-Ian.html 



Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital 
Medically Based Autism Clinic 
641 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
713-500-3600
http://www.memorialhermann.org/locations/childrens/content.aspx?id=592
The clinic for Children's Neuroscience is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Child and Adolescent Neurology Clinic in the University of Texas Professional Building in the Medical Center.


Cypress Integrative Medicine
Stephanie Cave, MD
10562 S. Glenstone Place
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225-767-7433
scavemd@yahoo.com
www.cypressintegrativemedicine.com/contact.asp


Dickerson Pediatrics
Dr. Cassandra Dickerson, Medical Director
4760 Sweetwater Blvd Ste. 102
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
281-491-5439
http://www.dickersonpediatrics.com/index.html


Family Medicine Center (as of March 2017, she is not accepting new autism patients)
Jody Caldwell, MD
3251 Interstate 45 N, Suite 100 
Conroe, TX 77304
Office: 936-582-5637
Metro: 936-441-9000
Fax: 936-788-8180


Pauline A. Filipek, MD
UT Physicians - Pediatric Neurology
6410 Fannin, Suite 720
Houston, TX 77030
832-325-7155 


Dr.
Stephen A. Fletcher DO, Neurosurgery
UT Physicians-Pediatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77030
7000 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-4472
888-829-1911

Richard E. Frye, M.D., Ph.D., Pediatric Neurology
MAPS Fellow
Dr. Frye is a pediatric neurologist and researcher at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Clinic. He specializes in pediatric neurology disorders, including learning disabilities and dyslexia, autism and developmental delay, speech and language delay, attention deficit, tics and Tourette’s syndrome, sleep disorders, and epileptic encephalopathy. 1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
501-364-1100
http://www.archildrens.org/


Charles T. Gay, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
832-822-1750

Michelle Denee Holick, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
832-822-1750


Steven F. Hotze, M.D., Endocrinologist 
(yeast overgrowth, thyroid disorders, adrenal fatigue, and vitamin deficiency)
Hotze Health & Wellness Center
20214 Braidwood Drive, Suite 215
Katy, Texas 77450
281-698-8698
http://www.hotzehwc.com/hotze/

Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
Dane Mosher, DO, MAPS candidate
Lucas Ramirez, FNP-C
Kelly Barnhill, CCN
1700 Rio Grande Street, Suite 200
Austin,TX 78701
512-732-8400
http://johnson-center.org/ 
Their goal is to advance the treatment and understanding of developmental disorders through medical care, education, and research.

Mary Kay Koenig, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology
Mitochondrial Clinic Director
Tuberous Sclerosis Center Co-Director
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 3.153
Houston, Texas, 77030
(832) 325-7151

http://ped1.med.uth.tmc.edu/faculty/bio-Koenig-Mary-Kay.html
Mary Kay Koenig is involved at the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical School Department of Pediatrics.


Dmitriy Niyazov, MD
Genetics, Mitochondrial Disease
Ochsner Children's Health Center
1315 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
Phone: 504-842-3900
http://www.ochsner.org/find_a_doctor/doctor/dmitriy_niyazov/



Dr. Pedro Mancias
UT Physicians, Pediatric Neurology
6410 Fannin, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77030
(832) 325-6516
http://ped1.med.uth.tmc.edu/faculty/bio-Mancias-Pedro.html
http://www.utphysicians.com/735/pedro-mancias/



NeuroSensory Center of Austin

Dr. Kendal Stewart, Board Certified in Otolaryngology
11719 Bee Caves Road, #204
Austin, TX 78738
512-338-9840
Fellowship training in Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery. His experience includes advanced training in neurosurgical, neurological and immunological disorders. He has extensive experience with advanced Neurological and Audio-Vestibular techniques; he also has had specific research interests in vestibular disorders, athletic injuries of the nervous system and processing/sensory integration disorders.
http://www.drkendalstewart.com/neurosensory-center-of-austin-dfw/ 

Pediatric Gastroenterology Resources of Texas 
Dr. Arthur Krigsman, Pediatric Gastroenterologist (satellite location, primary office is in NY)

7901 Cameron Road, Building 3, Suite 110
Austin, TX 78754
718-327-2200, ext. 202
http://www.autismgi.com/ 
Specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disorders. His practice focuses on the clinical needs of children with autism and co-morbid concurrent gastrointestinal symptoms.


Dr. Louis E. Pottkotter (is currently not accepting new patients but check back often because doctors are known to resume at anytime)
Pediatrician
3425 Highway 6, Suite 109
Sugar Land, TX 77478
281-265-7800
No website


Jon Marc Rhoads, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
University of Texas-Houston Medical School
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
832-325-7111
He is on staff at Memorial Hermann and practices pediatric gastroenterology and pediatrics.

Dan Rossignol, MD
Director, MAPS Trainer/Facilitator
California Integrative Hyperbaric Center
16251 Laguna Canyon Rd, Ste 175
Irvine, California  92618
Phone: (877) 244-2188
http://www.danrossignolmd.com/

Robert Saunders, M.D.
Allergist and immunologist
650 W. Bough Lane
Houston, TX 77024
713-461-6711
Also located at Kingsland at Peek Road in Katy

Fernando Scaglia, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS BCM225
Houston, TX, 77030
Phone: (832) 822-4280
Fax: (832) 825-4294

Primary research interest involves the study of the natural history and the molecular characterization of mitochondrial cytopathies. There is cumulative evidence based on isolated cased reports and limited neuroradiological, biochemical, and molecular studies that mitochondrial dysfunction may be linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). It has been hypothesized that ASDs are prevalent in subjects with mitochondrial cytopathies. Treats Cerebral Folate Deficiency. https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/b17bf6de-ffed-11e2-be68-080027880ca6 


Shreenath Vasant Doctor, MD, Ph.D.
Psychiatrist: Neuropsychiatry, Psychopharmacology
6750 West Loop S, Suite 610
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 524-3399
Clinical Interests: Mood Disorders, Autoimmune Diseases, Pharmacology, Brain Diseases, Brain Injuries, Toxicology, Biomedical Research, Neurologic Manifestations, Nervous System Diseases, Obsessive Behavior and treating PANDAS.


Texas Children’s Hospital, Blue Bird Circle Clinic
Robert S. Zeller, M.D., Pediatric Neurology
Director, Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology
6621 Fannin Street, CC# 1710
Houston, TX 77030
832-822-1750
http://www.texaschildrens.org/findadoctor/displaybio.aspx?person_id=972

Texas Children's Pediatric Associates -- Katy
Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, MD
(as of 6-27-2011, Dr. Gonzalez is not accepting new patients, but check back often because doctors are known to resume at any time)
William Black, MD
705 South Fry Road Suite 120
Katy, TX 77450
281-398-3100
http://www.texaschildrenspediatrics.org/TCPA-Katy/
All the pediatricians in this practice are affiliated with the following local hospitals: Texas Children's Hospital Memorial Hermann Katy, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Christus St. Catherine Hospital.

The Children's Clinic of Clear Lake
Dr. Robert Quillin, Pediatrician 
333 N. Texas Avenue, Suite 4300
Webster, TX 77598
Phone: (281)-338-5437 
website: http://www.clinic4kids.com/#/dr-robert-quillin/4535808395 
http://www.clinic4kids.com/# 
Email: info@clinic4kids.com 
An outside the box thinker. He is doing nutritional and vitamin workups on many kids with autism and ADHD, and correcting nutritional deficiency issues. Please tell him the Wees family referred you. 

Texas Medical and Sleep Specialists 
Joshua Rotenberg, M.D., Neurologist 
Memorial City Medical Plaza 1 
902 Frostwood, Suite 210 
Houston, Texas 77024 
713-464-4107 
Toll Free Phone: 877-770-8677 (TMSS) 
Free Parking 
21308 Provincial Blvd 
Katy, Texas 77450 
713-464-4107
http://www.txmss.com/
They are a multidisciplinary group of specialists offering advanced care and personal attention. They treat illnesses in adults and children while addressing its effects on function, day and night. Mission is to provide exceptional care in the fields of child neurology, pediatric pulmonary disease, and sleep medicine and to offer personal service in a culture that is patient and family oriented. 



THINK Neurology (The Houston Institute Of Neurology for Kids)
Shaun Varghese, M.D., Neurologist 
920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX 77380
281-298-1144
http://thinkneurokids.com/



True Health Medical Center 
630-995-4242
603 East Diehl Road, Suite 135
Naperville, IL  60563
frontdesk@truehealthmedical.com
http://www.truehealthmedical.com/3401.html



Ifthekar Unnissa, MD
Fry Road Pediatrics
21372 Provincial Blvd. 
Katy, TX 77450
281-578-9766

Dr. Melissa R. Van Arsdall, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
UT Physicians Pediatric Gastroenterology
6410 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030 (TX Medical Center)
29 Gessner Street, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77024 (Memorial City area office location)
832-325-7111


Louise Vanasse, M.D.
Endocrinologist

21308 Provincial
Katy, TX 77450
281-206-8201


Virtual Medical Practice, LLC
Dr. Fran Kendall focuses on patient care for children and adults from around the world with rare genetic, metabolic, mitochondrial & inherited disorders by providing: evaluation, consultation, next gen sequencing, exome gene sequencing, buccual swab (cheek) testing, biopsies, testing interpretation, medical record review, second opinions performed remotely, diagnosis & ongoing management. http://www.virtualmdpractice.com/


Alternative Health, Chiropractic & Wellness Practitioners:


Acorn Chiropractic Wellness Center
Dr. Tedra Erickson
830 S. Mason Rd. #A5
Katy, TX 77450
832-520-8520
Specialist Pediatric Chiropractic practice currently serving several patients on the Spectrum with gentle Chiropractic care and Craniosacral Therapy


Bio-Haven, LLC.
Debra Gravois, Certified Biofeedback Specialist, Colon Hydro-Therapist
15303 Coral Leaf Trail
Cypress, TX 77433
713-301-6349
Email: info@biohealthtexas.com
www.biohealthtexas.com
Current thinking in bio-medical treatment is that when a child with the appropriate genetic susceptibility is exposed to a number of environmental insults, there are alterations in several body systems, the central nervous system (brain), the gastrointestinal system (the gut) and the immunological system (body defense), Autism may be the result.  We also tend to agree that the vast majority of the immune system is in the gut.  I am a certified colon therapist, offering colon hydrotherapy, biofeedback and sauna sessions in Cypress, TX, less than one mile from the Houston Premium Outlet Mall. My son, Matthew, is 18 years old and has autism and Lyme disease and these treatments have been key in bringing about dramatic improvements in his overall health, including his behaviors and communication skills. 


Catherine's Cause

Catherine Masha, R.N., Supplement Consultant, DAN! practitioner 
Katy, TX 77450
281-896-2230
Email: catherineautism@sbcglobal.net 
http://www.catherinescauses.com/
Catherine is a Generation Rescue Angel. Rescue Angels donate their time to answer questions, give guidance and provide resources for families starting out on a biomedical journey. 


Dr. Julie Clark Howard
Naturopath
http://www.srpcoaching.com/default.html


Healing Provisions, PLLC
Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C
9502 Huebner Road, Suite 301
San Antonio, Texas 78240
830-446-2314
info@healingprovisions.net


Hilton's Heartland & Wellness Center
Melisa Kuehn
13150 FM 529 Road, Suite 118
Houston, TX 77041-2557
281-807-7300
Help@HiltonsHeartland.com 
http://hiltonsheartland.com/
The provide an array of treatment services and products to enhance the quality of life using natural health remedies with a twist of biomedical, coupled with therapeutic modaliities for the entire family. Offer soft chamber Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, requires a doctor's prescription.


(The) Holistic Chef
Rosie Dodd, Chef
Arlington, TX
(682) 553-2948
Email: chefrosie@yahoo.com
Website: http://holisticchef.wyldeside.com/
GAPS Diet: http://holisticchef.wyldeside.com/sample-gaps-intro-menu/

 

Homeopathy Center of Houston
Cindy L. Griffin, DSH-P, DIHom, BCIH, DCNT
7670 Woodway Drive, Suite 340 
Houston, Texas 77063, 
713-366-8700
Houston Homeopathy Method is completely versatile, addressing both acute and chronic health issues, from autism to allergies, female issues, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, sinusitis, and much more. 
http://www.homeopathyhouston.com/



Houston Vitality
8830 Long Point Road, #502-B
Houston, TX 77055
713-529-5669
http://www.houstonvitality.com/
and
Dr. Ankur Mehta, DO, Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
5225 Katy Freeway #625
Houston, TX 77007
832-377-8620
drmehta@houstonvitality.com
http://myitvibes.com/houstonvitality/
. Services include:

  • Chiropractic Management
  • Neurofeedback
  • Auditory Integration Training
  • Hyperbaric Therapy
  • FAR Infrared Sauna
  • Titleist Performance Institute Evaluation
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • Weight Loss
  • Detox

Hyperbaric PHP
Bill Schindler - Director
Mill Creek Professional Park 
4488 Commerce Drive Suite D
Buford Georgia 30518
678-765-7220 
http://www.hyperbaricphp.com/home.html
Share the Healing Power of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. We have seen firsthand the difference hyperbaric therapy has in the health and wellness of people with multiple different health conditions, illnesses and injuries.


Sakura Natural Health
Erica Campbell, Naturopath
Fi Connors, Homeopathic Doctor
Mary Kathryn LeMaster, Innergetic Specialist
Patricia Drake, Hydro/Colon Therapist
1208 West Drew
Houston, Texas 77006
713-529-9355
email: info@sakuranaturalhealth.com
At Sakura Natural Health, our goal is help you identify the underlying cause of your disease or illness and then to assist you in restoring your health. We can also provide education and resources that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although we consult on a wide variety of cases, our primary focus includes:

  • Women's Health Issues
  • Pediatric General Health Issues
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Weight Loss

Anusha Thiagarajan
Holistic Homeopathic Practitioner
832-671-2631
4100 Westheimer Road, Suite 233
Houston, TX 77027
http://holistichomeopathy.net/
With my Knowledge in Nutrition, Homeopathy, Yoga and Meditation, I am able to successfully integrate the body, mind and spirit of my patients.



Ear Nose & Throat (Autism Friendly):


Dr. Joel Anthis, ENT
Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists
http://www.texasent.com/doctors/janthis.asp
Katy Methodist Hospital
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 470
Houston, TX 77094
281-492-7827
Or
Katy Memorial Hermann
23920 Katy Fwy, Suite 430
Katy, TX 77494
281-347-6700

Children’s ENT of Houston (a Center of Excellence of Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants, PPLC)
Dr. Newton O. Duncan, ENT
713-796-2001, toll free: 888-733-0368
Texas Medical Center: Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin Street, Suite 2001, Houston, Texas 77030
Fort Bend: Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 16651 Southwest Frwy, Suite 320, Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Cy-Fair/1960: 11777 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77065
Memorial City: 915 Gessner, Suite 560, Houston, TX 77024
http://www.childrensenthouston.com/ 
They are a specialized, child-centered practice for the care of patients from infancy to 18 years of age. The team of caring physicians is dedicated to the pediatric patient and focused on the special needs of children.

Diagnostic, Evaluation & Assessment Providers (psych-ed & neuropsych testing) /Psychologists, Psychiatrists & Family Counseling/Family Therapists:

Dr. Audrey Burgess, Psychologist, Ph.D.
800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 175
Kingwood, Texas 77339
713-338-9081
http://www.draudreyburgess.com/North_Houston_Family_Psychology/Home.html
Specialties: Asperger's Syndrome, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent. Provides psychological and educational testing evaluations for children.


Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Medically Based Autism Clinic
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
713-704-7777
713-704-KIDS
http://childrens.memorialhermann.org/
http://childrens.memorialhermann.org/services/neuroscience-center/
The clinic for Children's Neuroscience is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Child and Adolescent Neurology Clinic in the University of Texas Professional Building. The pediatric neurologists and nurses at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provide a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services for children with complex health problems, such as:

•     Autism
•     Brachial plexus disorders
•     Brain malformations
•     Brain tumors
•     Cerebral palsy
•     Congenital hydrocephalus
•     Craniofacial disorders
•     Developmental disorders
•     Epilepsy
•     Headache, chronic migraine
•     Head trauma
•     Learning disabilities


Claghorn-Lesem Research Clinic
Dr. Alain Katic, Adolescent & Pediatric Psychiatry
1010 Waverly Street
Houston, TX 77008
713-965-7900 or 713-965-7820
Email: alain@claghorn-lesem.com
http://www.claghorn-lesem.com/index.htm


Counseling & Neurofeedback Services
Michele Ward is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and neurotherapist with a Master's degree in Psychology
Deborah Sowell, RN and neurofeedback practitioner
Melissa Rayburn, Cranial Sacral therapist
21830 Kingsland Boulevard, Suite 106
Katy, TX 77450-2500
281-456-3688
http://www.cnskaty.com/
Email: michele.ward@cnskaty.com
They provide a full range of therapies for individuals and families that includes traditional methods like talk therapy and non-traditional methods like neurofeedback therapy. They offer support for all types of issues, and have particular expertise with ADD/ADHD, autism, depression and anxiety.
 

Dan L. Duncan Children's Neurodevelopmental Clinic & Children's Learning Institute
W. Daniel Williamson, M.D. 
6655 Travis, Suite 880
Houston, Texas 77030
713-500-8300
http://www.childrenslearninginstitute.org/duncan-programs/Duncan-Clinic/


Harris County Systems of Hope 
Systems of Hope meet the needs of Harris County children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families by creating a collaborative network of community-based services and supports using the systems of care framework.
Tammy Foster, Family Coordinator
Systems of Hope
6300 Chimney Rock
Houston, TX 77081
713-295-2519
http://www.systemsofhope.org/ 
Email: tammyfoster@cps.hctx.net


Helen “Scottie” Holton, License Professional Counselor
16300 Katy Freeway, Ste. 100
Houston, TX 77094-1609
281-398-7070
Behavioral Health & Social Service Counselor

Katy Child Psychology Associates
James Poysky, Ph.D., MA
21384 Provincial Blvd
Katy, Texas 77450
713-459-6084
http://www.katychildpsychology.com/
Their services generally involves a team; the therapist, the child, the parents or caregivers, and the child’s psychiatrist or school professionals (as deemed appropriate by the therapist and family), all working together to help the child overcome his or her challenges.


LifeTrek Solutions/The Conative Group
Dr. Trent Everett, Ph.D., a Licensed Psychologist
Erin Whitney, LPC
Star Professional Building (between Mason Rd. & Westgreen)
21230 Kingsland Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450
832-328-0008
4130 Bellaire Blvd., #208, Houston, TX
713-993-7030
http://www.lifetreksolutions.com/default.php
Offers Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting training which
is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with ADHD and other challenging behaviors to facilitate parenting and classroom success. Contact information for Dr. Everett dreverett@lifetreksolutions.com. Dr. Everett and Ms. Whitney can be reached at The Conative Group at 713-993-7030; Dr.Everett@theconativegroup.com and Erin.Whitney@theconativegroup.com.  Our office is located at 4130 Bellaire Blvd., #208, Houston, TX.


Michelle Garcia-Thomas, Psy.D. and Associates, PLLC
Psychological  and Behavioral Health Services
Michelle Garcia-Thomas, PsyD,
Owner & Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Brandon Delgado, M.A., Licensed Psychological Associate
Andrea Baudoin, M.S., Licensed Psychological Associate 
David Suderman, M.A., Licensed Psychological Associate
PO Box 8915, The Woodlands, Texas 77387
713-397-3104
http://drmgarcia.vpweb.com/default.html
Email:
michelle@drmgarcia.com
Work with individuals of all ages, diagnoses, and issues, including but not limited to: Mental Retardation,
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Eating Disorders, including overeating, Bulimia, Anorexia, Prader Willi, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Aggression, Refusal behavior, Property Destruction, Verbal Aggression/Disrespect, Self-Injury. Workshop conferences and outreach programs.

Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences and Diagnostic Clinic
Bryant Shaw, Ph.D., Clinical Coordinator 
2815 Rosefield Drive
Houston, TX 77080
713-479-0800
http://www.monarchinstitute.org/services/diagnostic-clinic
They offer services to the greater community, which include; Educational Assessments, Consultation Services, Psychological Assessments, DIR® Services (Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based) FloortimeTMModel in therapy, In-Home Training, Speech/Language Assessments. Example of diagnostic tools used WPPSI-IV, ADOS, ADI-R, CBCL and C-TRF. 

NAMI West Houston

Alice Brink    

Houston, Texas

832-598-2760
Email: namiwh@comcast.net 
http://www.nami.org/MSTemplate.cfm?
They have special programs designed for parents of children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, autism, and other pervasive developmental disorders, childhood depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and other illnesses.


Lauren Pasqua, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, TX License # 36214
Ph: (281) 560-3648
The Woodlands Family Institute P.C.
Office: (281) 363-4220
1610 Woodstead Court, Ste. # 420
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Cypress Family Guidance Counseling
Office: 832-688-9747
13100 Wortham Center Dr., Ste 240
Houston, TX 77065
Child psychologist with special interest and training in autism spectrum disorders. Has training in DIR/Floortime and finds this approach extremely beneficial for many children and families. Has extensive training in ASD diagnostic assessments using the ADOS
. http://laurenpasqua.com/autism-testing/, Email:http://laurenpasqua.com/


Phillips & Alford Psychological Associates
Daniel M. Phillips III, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
Christopher J. Alford, M.A., Licensed Psychological Associate and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
22672 Westheimer Parkway, Suite 570 (upstairs from Adventure Kids Daycare)
Katy, Texas 77450
Office: 281-698-7792
Cell: 832-890-5265
http://phillips-alford.com/
Individual Counseling: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Behavior Modification, Concurrent Parent Training, Consultation with Schools; Parent Training; Group Counseling; and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). They incorporate Jed Baker's strategies into their social skills groups, especially with their adolescent/young adult clients with autism spectrum disorders. 



Psychiatric Consultants
Rafael D. Guerrero, M.D., Psychiatrist
1830 Snake River Road, Suite E
Katy, TX 77449
281-398-9800
http://www.drrafaelguerrero.com/
His specialties include treating depression, chronic pain, ADD / ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, mental retardation, and developmental delay.

Services of Young Children and Families
Michelle Forrester, Ph.D.
9601 Katy Freeway, Suite 420
Houston, TX 77024 (near I-10 & Bunker Hill Road in the Bank of Houston building)
713-598-3559
http://www.michellemforrester.com/default.html
Offers traditional therapy and comprehensive assessment of a child’s development using standardized measures including adaptive, cognitive and achievement measures.  Referrals are often made to assess ADHD, Autism or other developmental concerns. Group therapy approach for children ages 2 to 10 years that emphasizes social skills and self-regulation.  Training and support for parents/caregivers is included as part of the group therapy program.

Alicia Snow, Ph.D.
823 Village Square, Suite 5
Tomball , TX 77375
(713) 240-8609
doctor.alisnow@yahoo.com
A psychologist specializing Cognitive Behavior Therapy with individual, couples and families, and maintains a private practice in Tomball, Texas. Among her areas of expertise are anxiety disorders (OCD, Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety Disorder), and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (High Functioning Autism/Asperger's).


Stokan Jaggers and Associates
Dr. Debra Clough Stokan, M.D., Psychiatrist
Karen Jaggers, M.S. Mental Health Counseling, LPC, Ph.D. Candidate in Behavioral Sciences and mother of a son with an autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Thomas Merriman, social skills/social understanding
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Suite G270
Katy, Texas 77494
Phone: 281-394-2005
Fax: 281-394-5581
Website: http://www.stokanjaggers.com/
Email: info@stokanjaggers.com
They provide Behavior Consulting, Educational Consulting, Certified Life Coach, Certified Advanced Family Mediator, Certified Parenting Coordinator; individual, family and group services, and can evaluate and assess children for autism using diagnostic tools. Offer neurofeedback, interactive metronome and other treatments. Their service area includesKaty and greater Houston.


The Center for Children and Families
17401 Village Green Drive
Houston, TX 77040
713-466-1360
The Center is available to all children and families. We have licensed clinicians that specialize in play therapy, counseling children and adolescents, marriage and family counseling, as well as group therapy. We also offer psychoeducational, AD/HD, and neuropsychological evaluations. Our services are targeted at enriching children and families quality of life. We look forward to hearing from you soon! The Center was created as a ministry of Cy-Hope (www.cy-hope.org), a non-profit focused on helping children and families who are economically, spiritually, and relationally disadvantaged. This counseling center is available for ALL children and families, to offer counseling, education, and intervention when the need arises.  Social skills groups and therapy at www.cy-hopecounseling.org

 

The Tarnow Center for Self Management
Galleria Area (there’s a Sugar Land location too)
Jay Tarnow, M.D., Psychiatrist
Ron Swatzyna, Ph.D.
1001 W. Loop South, Suite 215
Houston, Texas 77027
713-621-9515
http://www.tarnowcenter.com/
The Tarnow Center for Self-Management is a multidisciplinary practice of professionals who treat children, adolescents, and adults. Their professionals are trained in psychiatry, psychology, speech & language, education, and professional counseling (offers Neurofeedback therapy).  


Texas Children’s Hospital, Clinical Care Center / Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics
8080 N. Stadium Drive
Houston, TX 77054
832-822-3400
Main Campus:
6701 Fannin Street, 9
th floor
Houston, Texas 77030
713-822-3400
Neurological evaluations for the Autism Center are conducted on Wednesdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. New outpatient appointments and referrals: 832-822-3704. Insurance information line: 832-828-3600.
http://www.texaschildrens.org/Autism-Center-Services/
http://www.texaschildrens.org/Locate/Departments-and-Services/Developmental-Pediatrics/Meyer-Center-for-Developmental-Pediatrics/


University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Medical School
Katherine A. Loveland, Ph.D., Director, Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, & Biomedical Sciences
Deborah A. Pearson, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building (BBSB)
1941 East Rd., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77054
https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/patient-care/class/diagnosis/
New appt. line: 713-486-2591 (not accepting Medicaid but that may change)
The CLASS Clinic
(Changing Lives through Autism Spectrum Services)
https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/patient-care/class/
Neuropsych and psych-ed evaluations. Dr. Katherine A. Loveland specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of adolescents and adults. Social groups (for children, adolescents, or adults); specialize in transition services; and has someone on staff who does school consulting/advocating.
Accepts insurance and Medicaid.



UT Physicians Center for Autism and Related Conditions (CARC) at The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI)
Anson Koshy, M.D., M.B.E. (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician)/Medical Director
7000 Fannin St, Suite 2453, Houston TX 77030

Phone: 713-500-3600

Fax: 713-383-1482

Website:  https://www.childrenslearninginstitute.org/clinics/center-for-autism-and-related-conditions

 







Dental Care
:


Ashford Pediatric Dental Specialist
Dr. Tang

14740 Barryknoll Lane, Suite 120

Houston, Texas  77079
281-584-0550

http://www.houstonchildrensdds.com/index_main.html 

Bellaire Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Joel Vela
6750 West Loop South, Suite 795 (in Frost Bank building on the corner of Loop 610 West and Bellaire Blvd)
Bellaire, TX 77401
713-661-1100
http://www.bellairesmiles.com/


Houston Children’s Dental Center
7007 N Freeway, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77076
713-481-9500, www.houstonchildrens.com
The first dental facility in Houston specifically designed and developed to provide dental care to children and adults with special health care needs. 


Kids Healthy Teeth
Sheryl Hunter Griffith, DDS
20660 Westheimer Pkwy., Suite A
Katy, TX 77450
281-579-8700
http://kidshealthyteeth.com/
Pediatric dentists who work with children who have special healthcare needs.

Kidstown Dental
Dr. Amy Luedemann-Lazar, DDS
27110 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Suite 900
Katy, TX 77494
281-394-7040
http://www.kidstowndentist.com/ 
Dr. Luedemann treats children who have special healthcare needs such as: Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell Disease, cancer and many other conditions.

Dr. Mark Stephenson DDS
603 Everett
Conroe, Tx 77301
Website: http://www.markstephensondds.com/
Email: hospitalsedation@gmail.com
Office: (936) 760-2200
Dr. Stephenson takes all insurance and Medicaid (MCNA and DENTAQUEST). Dr. Stephenson has transformed his general dentistry practice to primarily focus on general dentistry in a hospital based setting. Most patients are referred to him by other general dentist, pedodontist, and endodontist. For over 24 years Dr. Stephenson has performed over 20,000 dental procedures in an operating room setting.  His patients comprise of children as young as one year old and up as well as special needs patients.  These patients are usually too frightened or have failed a sedation procedure in the traditional dental office setting. After treatment patients return to their referring dentist.

Dr. Stephenson’s hospital privileges:

  1. Conroe Surgery Center
  2. Memorial Hermann Hospital System
  3. Conroe Regional Medical Center
  4. Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center

Mason Park Family Dental
Dr. Ginter (accepts traditional Medicaid)
21830 Kingsland Blvd Suite 104
Katy, TX 77450
281-578-7100; Fax 281-398-8817
http://katychildrensdentist.com/ 



Modern Dentistry
Jacob Dent, DDS (special needs dentist, specializes in treating children & adolencents with autism)
19984 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479
832-595-2100http://www.sugarlandmoderndentistry.com/meet-our-team/team-member.jacob-dent-staff-id-1414.html


Pediatric Dental Specialists
Carl E. Pittman, DD
9316 Louetta Road, (east of 249, right on Louetta)
Spring, TX
(281) 376-2706


Say Ahhh! Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Foster, DDS
(281) 401-9629
8945 Texas 6 North
Houston, TX 77095
http://myhoustonpediatricdentist.com/special-health-care-needs/
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special health care needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emo­tional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs. The condition may be developmental or acquired and may cause limitations in performing daily self-maintenance activities or substantial limitations in a major life activity. Health care for individuals with special needs requires specialized knowledge, increased awareness and attention, adap­tation, and accommodative measures beyond what are consid­ered routine.”

  

Smiles for Kids
Dr. Kasia Lindhorst, DDS
8800 Katy Freeway, Suite 220 (@Campbell Road)
Houston, TX 77024
713-461-1509
E-Mail: DrKasia@smiles-for-kids.com
http://www.smiles-for-kids.com/


Texas Children’s Hospital Dental Clinic

Dr. Bruce Carter, DDS
6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor, MC CC 560.00
Houston, TX, 832-822-3200
http://www.texaschildrens.org/findadoctor/displaybio.aspx?person_id=335


Vision Care Providers:

Bellaire Family Eye Care
Anne Voss
5001 Bissonnet, Suite 107
Bellaire, Texas 77401
713-664-8087
http://bellairefamilyeyecare.com/pages/DoctorsAnn.html


Allison Lowe Bognar, Doctor of Optometry
Texas Eye Institute eyedocallie@yahoo.com

Dr. Edward Fong
Developmental Optometrist
http://www.movetherapy.com/
4427 Highway 6, Suite L
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
(281) 313-1810
He specializes in treatment of visual processing issues in children with autism spectrum disorders. Changes in behavior, self-esteem and motivation are some of the changes seen during the course of M.O.V.E. Therapy. Dr. Fong evaluates oculomotor dysfunction, its impact on reading and writing, and how it may mimic other disorders such as ADHD. Oculomotor dysfunction at times may contribute to poor or fleeting eye contact observed in children with ASD (i.e., it may be physically uncomfortable to sustain it).  Office Hours: M-T-W-F 9:00-5:00; Thurs. 1:30-5:00. Saturday by appointment only.  


Fernando Romero, M.D., Ophthalmologist

701 S. Fry Road, Suite 120 (Medical Plaza Building I)
Katy TX 77450
(281) 492-8982

U of H College of Optometry – Pediatric Vision Services
4901 Calhoun
Houston, TX 77204-6052
713-743-2020 or 713-743-2005
http://www.opt.uh.edu/uei/services/pediatrics/


Catherine West, OD, Developmental Optometrist
10326 Lake Road, #103
Houston, TX 77070
832-717-7262
http://www.kidzeyedoc.com/



Nutrition & Food Co-ops:

Azure Standard Coop
Is a co-op that sells free range organic turkey (among other things). You order online and pay online and the it is delivered once a month at Bass Pro Shop parking lot at Katy Mills Mall. The local coordinator for the co-op is Kelly Glass kellymglass@gmail.com, please email her and let her know Kristi Wees referred you from the Katy Autism Support group, and that you are interested in checking it out and she will send you the welcome info in an email. There is no commitment to buy every month, it is okay to order one time per quarter and stock up and freeze but they do have organic produce in bulk that can easily be shared and split between families for a good price.


Chandler’s Kitchen
Mary Wagoner
281-682-5590
chandlerskitchen@entouch.net
Helping people with food allergies and special diets. Menu planning, cooking, education classes, in-store field trips, specializing in GFCF diet for autism. 


Elizabeth Strickland, MS, RD, LD
Autism Spectrum Disorders – Nutrition Seminars & Consulting
P.O. Box 3297
Glen Rose, TX 76043
830-237-2886 
Email: ASDpuzzle@aol.com 
http://www.asdpuzzle.com/ 
Registered Dietitian specializing in nutrition therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Nourishing Hope
Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant
Box 170 061
San Francisco, California 94117-0061
415-235-2960
http://nourishinghope.com/
Appointments & Events: Appointments@NourishingHope.com
Picky eating is often due to being addicted to wheat and dairy. The opiate-like compounds created from the improperly digested wheat and dairy proteins causes addictive cravings for wheat and dairy foods.  If your child is like most children with autism, they eat almost only wheat and dairy containing foods like: pizza, milk, bread, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, as well as maybe a few snack foods like French fries.  There are many foods that are great substitutes for gluten (wheat) and casein (dairy).


Rawfully Organic Coop
Everything is certified organic, and they try to get as much local produce from local, organic, Texas farmers they can. The coop now has over 4700 members, they help support families, communities, and farmers everywhere within grasp of the Houston area. Coop Box Shares are available in half box and full boxes. Price of half is around $47 and full is $87, slightly more if you order and pay online to cover processing fees. Go to website for more information and for pick up locations, days and times. www.rawfullyorganic.com 

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