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Embracing Different

August 3, 2020

When Ezra Bertram, 8, began kindergarten in 2018, he started to notice something. He was a little different from his many of his peers in social settings: the way they played, the way they learned, the way they interacted with […]

Trainee Spotlight — Dr. Erin Kennedy

July 7, 2020

Over the next few weeks, the Thompson Center will highlight a few of our outgoing trainees to see how training at the Thompson Center has helped
direct their career paths. First up is Dr. Erin Kennedy, who has served as a psychology intern at the Thompson Center for the last year.

The Thompson Center Values Social Justice

June 8, 2020

The Thompson Center is committed to workplace diversity and to cultivating, fostering and preserving a culture of inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility. This commitment extends beyond the care we deliver within our facilities, and means […]

Changing Jobs, Changing Lives

June 3, 2020

When Myles Hinkel first attended a town hall meeting in 2005 about the newly created Thompson Center, little did he and his wife Lora know how impactful the Center would be in their family’s life over the next 15 years. […]

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COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Patients and Staff

May 7, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Thompson Center has enacted several new safety guidelines for in-person clinic visits. These guidelines are meant to keep our patients, their families, and our staff as safe as possible. If your family has […]

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Social learning during social distancing

April 13, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, families around the world are looking for ways to help further their children’s education. This process can be especially stressful for families with children with autism who might be missing vital services. Eliminating their access to […]

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Autism Prevalence Rate Increases

April 3, 2020

Lost in the shuffle of the current global pandemic, the CDC in March released a study causing the organization to increase their estimate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prevalence to one in 54 children. This changes the CDC’s previous prevalence […]

Thompson Center Expands Online Visits!

March 27, 2020

Would you like to schedule an appointment with your Thompson Center provider? During this time of social distancing, we are now offering video visits with many of our providers, including from our medical clinics and ABA! Check in, receive advice […]

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WISC Away the Time

February 25, 2020

For decades, neuropsychologists have used the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) test as the gold-standard IQ test to determine the intellectual abilities of children with special needs. However, this comprehensive test takes more than hour—sometimes two hours—to complete and […]

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Hiding in Plain Sight

February 25, 2020

At its roots, autism is a social communication disorder, which often makes it difficult for people with ASD to communicate with others and function appropriately in social situations. To combat these challenges, adolescents and adults with autism often learn how […]