Duke Autism Clinic

Exceptional, compassionate care for individuals and families

Clinician and patientAt the Duke Autism Clinic, we provide exceptional, compassionate, comprehensive care to autistic people and their families so that each individual can realized their fullest potential.

We seek to understand the unique needs and circumstances of each person and their family, and develop a plan together tailored to meet individualized goals.

A part of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and the Duke University Health System (DUHS), we provide referrals both within DUHS and in the community, to medical and behavioral health providers to assist the individuals and families we serve.

Our Duke Autism Clinic team of providers includes:

  • Licensed Psychologists, who conduct diagnostic evaluations and provide intervention services to autistic youth and families.
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, who provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management services to autistic individuals.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers, who provide intervention and care coordination services to autistic youth and their families. 

We provide:

  • Autism diagnostic and evaluation services (referral from a Duke provider required for children older than 3 years of age)
  • Autism intervention and therapies
  • Consultation services
  • Referral services
  • Psychiatric evaluations*
  • Medication management*

* As of early 2023, we are not accepting new patients for this service.

We support interdisciplinary patient care by collaborating with Duke Health specialists, located outside of our clinic, to help families who are established patients needing services related to:

  • Neurology
  • Speech language therapy
  • Eating disorders
  • Primary care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Occupational/Physical therapy
  • Medical genetics

Read more about our Philosophy and Behavioral Therapy Services here