Autism Spectrum Disorder Fellowship
We are seeking applicants for two fellowship positions in Behavioral Health and the Swank Autism Center at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The Swank Autism Center provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with ASD up to age 18 years. Clinical services are interdisciplinary and collaborative with joint medical and psychology leadership. Postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to work with other members of the Swank Autism Center interdisciplinary team, including clinical rounding, ADOS reliability meetings and opportunities in interdisciplinary clinics. We are excited to offer two positions. Each position includes 1) clinical care and 2) community involvement. Additionally both postdoctoral fellows will participate in 3) the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)*.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Fellowship Positions – 2 positions
Major Emphasis: Clinical Carerapy
Both ASD positions will primarily involve direct clinical care with ASD as a referral question, including diagnostic evaluations, comprehensive testing, ongoing treatment (both parent-mediated and CBT), empirically validated group interventions for children and parents, and exposure to patients with ASD in a medical setting. Although ASD is often the referral question, there will be a substantial component of child clinical assessment and treatment, as well as medically complicated developmental concerns commonly presenting within this population. Applicants ideally will have a documented interest and clinical experience in ASD; although ADOS-2 training is not required, it is preferred. Applicants will be able to choose between a menu of other clinical opportunities, including work in an interdisciplinary autism-feeding clinic, exposure to different parent-mediated treatment protocols or work with patients with ASD and other medical complexity.
Minor Emphasis: Community Tracks
This position offers a unique opportunity to become immersed in the very early years of 0–3 by providing services through Child Development Watch (CDW) in Southern Delaware. CDW is a state funded 0–3 early intervention program. Under the supervision of a psychologist, the fellow will spend one day per week as an active participant in a multi-disciplinary developmental assessment, completing autism-specific assessment in children 0–3 years of age.
This position offers the opportunity to be involved in the Swank Autism Center’s Families First Program. Families First is a parent workshop series for families of newly diagnosed children of age 7 and under. Workshops are offered on Saturday mornings about once per month and are designed to teach caregivers skills to use at home and in community settings. Additionally, this fellow will also have the opportunity to provide community-based consultation for children enrolled in Early Head Start in Wilmington, Delaware.