PDK Autism Consultants

Janice Plunkett D’Avignon, Ph.D. & Linda Kelly, Ph.D.

Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. We are committed to providing support for children, adolescents and young adults diagnosed with high functioning autism spectrum disorder in the Greater Boston area. These are some of the ways that we can help you:

- Consultation session(s) with Parents in need of guidance for crisis & behavior management, educational planning & advocacy, preparation for transition to adulthood, and other parenting concerns.
- Collaboration with Schools for student centered planning, program development and professional trainings.
- Conferring with mental health professionals in need of a second opinion regarding treatment planning & therapeutic interventions.
- Psycho-educational and Neuropsychological evaluations for diagnostic clarification, ASD profile updates, transition and academic recommendations.
- Speaking engagements on various ASD-related topics tailored to Parent & Professional audiences.

Please note that all of our services are provided on a short-term basis. Therefore, we do not offer ongoing individual or family therapy. You may reach us through the "Contact" link above to discuss your particular needs.

Janice Plunkett D’Avignon, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has a private practice in Quincy, MA. Dr. D’Avignon is a graduate of Boston College where she continues to teach on a part-time basis. She has developed an expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder and a specialty in the practice of neuropsychological assessment. Dr. D’Avignon has worked extensively in the field of Autism, consulting to school systems, parents and treating children on the Spectrum. She is the co-author of a book entitled, Charting the Course for Treating Children with Autism: A Beginner’s Guide for Therapists, published in March 2014 by W.W. Norton.

Linda Kelly, Ph.D. is a school psychologist employed in the Brookline, MA public school system. She lectures in the areas of Special Education and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Kelly also provides consultative services and performs psycho-educational evaluations in private practice. She is the co-author of a book entitled, Charting the Course for Treating Children with Autism: A Beginner’s Guide for Therapists, published in March 2014 by W.W. Norton.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
A therapist's guide to working with high functioning children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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