Easterseals conducts Autism Diagnostic Clinics in Berks County and the Lehigh Valley in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Both clinics are provided at no cost to families and utilize a full tele-medicine model during the COVID pandemic. Evaluations are conducted using the TELE-ASD-PEDS.
Nancy Knoebel, Easterseals CEO says, “Telemedicine is a beneficial and convenient way for families to access medical services from industry leaders, while eliminating costly and time-consuming travel.”
To participate, children must be 18 months to three years old and receiving Early Intervention services. Children are referred to the clinic through Service Access & Management (SAM) or the Lehigh County Birth to Three program.
The United Way of Berks County and the Pennsylvania Department of Health provide funding in support of our clinic services.
The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller, in partnership with Customers Bank, donated $10,000 to purchase the telecommunication technology and equipment necessary to make the clinic in Berks County possible.
For more information, contact Gloria Alvarez, Autism Program Manager, at 610-289-0114 x435 or by email.