As many as 1 in 68 Americans have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), yet it remains hard for individuals and their families to find the services they need. Some people with ASD are not even identified until they are adolescents or adults. C.L.A.S.S. — Changing Lives through Autism Spectrum Services — is a clinic designed to meet the needs of intellectually able children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficulties in social and emotional adjustment that could be related to an Autism Spectrum Disorder. UTHealth C.L.A.S.S. was founded at UTHealth Psychiatry by Katherine A. Loveland, Ph.D. in response to a major gap in the services available to adolescents and adults with ASD. We are among the few clinics in our region that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of intellectually able individuals on the autism spectrum (“Asperger’s”), particularly adolescents, transition age young people, and adults.
The mission of UTHealth C.L.A.S.S. Clinic is to improve the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan, by clinical diagnosis and treatment as well as research into the nature and causes of ASD and the factors that contribute to improved outcomes.
C.L.A.S.S. Clinic Services
- Evaluation, testing and diagnosis (new diagnoses, neuropsychological and psychological testing)
- Individual and family therapy
- Social skills groups for all ages
- Medication management by adult and child psychiatrists
For more information about services, email us at email@example.com. For appointments, call the UT Psychiatry Clinic Registration desk at 713.486.2700.
Every day, since I was a small child, I’ve asked myself with anger, “What’s wrong with you?!” After 50 years of frustrated social relationships at work and school, this year I finally put together the pieces of the puzzle with the help I received at the C.L.A.S.S. Clinic. Learning how Asperger’s makes me think and work differently enabled me to overcome chronic anxiety and depression and turn a career disruption into a big professional step forward. Twenty-five years into my marriage, I feel better prepared than ever to give my wife the emotional intimacy she deserves. The positive atmosphere of the treatment I received from the of professionals at the C.L.A.S.S. clinic helped me overcome a huge personal barrier, and I’ll always be grateful.
—D.B., age 51, diagnosed at C.L.A.S.S. with Asperger’s
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