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Welcome to JA. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in NYS. Thank you for waiting for an answer, it has been a busy day with clients. I am preparing my reply and will post in one moment.
In giving serious consideration to your son's complex. varied needs for a professional to coordinate his care the best option would be a psychiatrist who can manage the medications but because the psychiatrist is also a medical doctor he/she can address your son's neurological and sleep issues which are often related. The psychiatrist would also be affiliated with a hospital where he can order testing for the gastro issues, sleep study, etc. Would you like me to research specific psychiatrists in your area that may be good fit for your son given the Asperger's disorder and his age? I would be glad to help. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC
I hear your distress and concern for him! I just finished working with a client and am going to grab something to eat and then will devote my time to researching some options for him. Please do not despair, with your determination and advocacy on his behalf there will be solutions. I will return as soon as possible. Linda
In your area the McGovern Medical Schools Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Services seem to be the most comprehensive and credible holistic services I have found in your area. They have been awarded awards and grants from some excellent institutions. I think you should give them a call and discuss your son and see if they can meet his needs and if not who they would recommend. The academic program you found for him at Texas Tech is an amazing opportunity. Does he meet their criteria? Just an fyi, if his struggles with focusing are due to adhd he will know almost immediately if he was to take a medication like Adderal or Ritalin. But the medication would most likely impact his sleep issue unless carefully prescribed. I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if I can help any further. I wish you and your son all the best. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC