The university of alabama asd clinic & UA-ACTS Program
Child and Family Research Clinic
603 Hackberry Lane
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
about the ASD Clinic
The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic provides support to individuals and families affected by autism through comprehensive evaluation and therapy services, research opportunities, and consultation services. In addition, the ASD Clinic provides in-service training for parents and professionals in Central and West Alabama.
The ASD Clinic provides services to individuals of all ages and their families who have a diagnosis of ASD or who are concerned about possible symptoms of ASD. Services include diagnostic evaluations, speech and language intervention, psychological intervention, school and professional group consultations, and community-based training.
The ASD Clinic currently accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Alabama Medicaid insurances. For more information about the clinic, please explore our website (autism-clinic.ua.edu), call our office at (205) 348-3130, or email us at email@example.com.
ASD Clinic Director
Dr. Laura Stoppelbein received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UA where she graduated magna cum laude with a subspecialization in child/adolescent and pediatric psychology. Prior to joining UA, Dr. Stoppelbein worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has supervised a staff of psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed therapists and students, as well as provided direct clinical service. Dr. Stoppelbein conducts applied clinical research within the area of child and adolescent adjustment and has over five dozen peer-reviewed publications on topics such as trauma responses in children and families, aggression, and impulsivity. She is also completing a number of projects on understanding co-morbid internalizing and externalizing problems found in children with ASD.
The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorder College Transition and Support (UA-ACTS) program provides support services for UA students with ASD to help with academic, social, and daily living skills. UA-ACTS is a program of the ASD Clinic. It is staffed by undergraduates from multiple disciplines across campus, advanced graduate students in psychology, and a licensed clinical psychologist and is conducted in collaboration with a number of University programs and services to provide a well-rounded intervention and support structure for students with ASD.
For more information about UA-ACTS, please explore our website (autism-clinic.ua.edu/uaacts/aboutus.html), call our office at (205) 348-9133, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Megan Davis is the Program Director for UA-ACTS. A Tuscaloosa native, Dr. Davis received her Ph.D. in psychology from UA. While in graduate school, Dr. Davis specialized in developmental disabilities, focusing her work on Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. In 2013, Dr. Davis became the Assistant Coordinator for UA-ACTS and continued in this position until taking over as the Program Director in 2018.