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Diagnosis, Assessment, Therapy and More

At the Nemours Swank Autism Center, we prepare children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to grow up to be as independent as possible. With our expertise and support, you get everything you need right here, all in one place.

Our psychologists, psychiatrists and developmental pediatricians care for babies and children of all ages. We provide complete ASD evaluations, as well as genetic testing, advanced brain imaging and specialist appointments as needed. 

We lead important autism research and bring you our latest discoveries. Our team uses proven methods to help your child speak, eat, socialize, and learn better. We also manage your child’s medical needs as they grow. 

And you’re never alone at Nemours. We help you with what to do next, and what to do after that. We show you how to handle different behaviors and how to help your child cope. We also connect you to resources and help you get school services.

Our goal is to help your child grow up healthy and happy.

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a number of conditions. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Asperger Syndrome
Autistic Disorder
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD, NOS)
The more you know, the better you can help your child succeed. Learn about ASD from Nemours experts at KidsHealth.org.
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Complete Care for Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Our autism center is designed with your child in mind. With muted colors and quiet spaces, our low-sensory environment is peaceful and welcoming.

  • We provide team-based care. Our team includes experts in child psychology, psychiatry and developmental pediatrics. We work together, with your family, to create a customized care plan. We want your child to grow to be as independent as possible.
  • We’re researching autism and training tomorrow’s experts. Our team is actively researching autism to come up with new ways to care for children and families. This means we help kids everywhere live better with this condition. We also share our expertise to teach the next generation of doctors through our Autism Spectrum Disorder Fellowship.
  • We work closely with other specialists. Our team has close access to specialists who know how to help children with autism. These are experts in pediatric neurology, GI (digestive), audiology (hearing), genetic counseling, rehabilitation therapies (physical, occupational, speech, language, etc.) and assistive devices.
  • We manage your child’s medical needs, too. Children with autism can have other conditions like anxiety, depression, epilepsy, ADHD and OCD. As your child grows, we look for and address problems early. We can manage medicines and care with multiple providers.
  • We help parents succeed. We offer education and support programs so you can help your child thrive. We’ll coach you on handling tantrums, toileting issues, sleep problems, discipline issues, task transitioning, aggression and more. We also have a kitchen where you can learn to prepare healthy, low-sensory foods.

2,000+

Number of children we see every year

20 million

Dollars invested for our center renovation, completed in 2018

A Center of Expertise

The Swank Autism Center gives you everything you need in one place. See what to expect when you come here.

We offer support and guidance.

Our team includes social workers and Child Life specialists who provide counseling, play therapy and help finding services and school support. When it’s time, we’ll help your teen transition to adult health care, too. We’re here every step of the way.

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We make life a little easier for you.

The Swank Autism Center was designed to make coming here calm and enjoyable. Located away from the hectic hospital, we have soothing colors and lighting, and keep sounds and activity to a minimum. We make parking and access simple, with no stairs or elevators to manage. Everything we do is for your family’s best experience.

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