Autism Services Pittsburgh

Appointments can be scheduled to address any of the following issues:​

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Dr. McAllister uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy with adolescents and young adults. This approach takes advantage of good reasoning skills in applying strategies to compensate for deficits in social skills and emotional regulation. 
  • providing families with support and direction after the diagnosis

  • ​helping families get control of behavior problems
  • helping the family present the diagnosis to their child and helping the child to accept both his or her strengths and their challenges
  • addressing the core social deficits that can otherwise limit the success of individuals with ASD
  • helping families prepare for transitions
  • helping address the anxiety and depression that can often accompany ASD in adolescence and beyond.

Therapy and Support Services

Joseph R. McAllister, Jr., Ph.D.