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Lurie Center for Autism

The Lurie Center for Autism provides evaluation and treatment for metabolic and genetic conditions, developmental delays, and other handicapping conditions in children, adolescents and adults.

Overview

The Lurie Center for Autism (formerly LADDERS) at the Mass General Hospital for Children provides expertise in neurology, developmental pediatrics medicine, gastroenterology, psychiatry, psycho-pharmacology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology.

Patients with the following conditions are frequently referred to this clinic:

  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism and autism spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Dysautonomia
  • Early detection of autism
  • Hypomyelination
  • Language and learning disabilities
  • Mental retardation
  • Rett syndrome
  • Seizure disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Tuberous sclerosis

Dr. Margaret Bauman founded the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Evaluation & Rehabilitation Services (LADDERS) program in 1981. Since then it has provided expertise in neurology, developmental pediatrics, gastroenterology and psychiatry/psychopharmacology.

In August of 2009, LADDERS became part of the newly formed Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. 

The new Lurie Family Autism Center at Massachusetts General Hospital Center will provide a medical and therapeutic team with the training and expertise to handle the lifelong needs of a maturing individual with autism.

Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD, also called attention-deficit disorder, is a behavior disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that usually appears during the first three years of life.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.

Lurie Center Part of the Largest Drug Study for Treatment of Impaired Social Relatedness in Autism

The Lurie Center for Autism will take part in the largest study ever done on a medication to treat impaired social relatedness in children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorders.

In General: Christopher J. McDougle, MD

In General awards and honors

MGHfC launches new clinics and program

MassGeneral Hospital for Children(MGHFC) recently rolled out two new clinics – the Angelman Syndrome Clinic and the Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry (ChAMP) Clinic – and a new weight and asthma program, Inspired Health.

Lurie Center for Autism receives $10 million in gifts

The Lurie Center for Autism receives two gifts of $5 million to support research and operations.

A slam dunk for the Lurie Center

THE LURIE CENTER FOR AUTISM at the MGH and MassGeneral Hospital for Children was one of the beneficiaries of the 14th annual Full Court Charity Challenge March 16 at Basketball City in Boston.

The art of inclusion

When Billy Megargel was searching for his voice, he found it in his paintings.

Lurie Center for Autism

1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02142

Phone: 781-860-1700
Fax: 781-860-1766

Public Transportation Access: no
Disabled Access: no

Contact the Lurie Center for Autism by e-mail with the online contact form.

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