Vanderbilt starts autism helpline

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It turns out Vanderbilt University shares our mission of helping families deal with Autism. So we recognize their new help line as one of Ava’s Friends in this article courtesy of the Nashville Business Journal

Vanderbilt University has launched Vanderbilt Autism Clinic, a single helpline staffed by an autism expert.

In her role as Family Services Coordinator Sarah Zombek can make referrals for to autism services to families and professionals through the service.

Zombek held a similar position at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital in an autism clinic with a national reputation for family-centered care.

The Vanderbilt Autism Clinic is a gateway to a range of Vanderbilt clinical and research programs and resources, as well as those in the community, state and region.

It serves families, caregivers, clinicians, educators and others looking for a single, reliable source to find the help needed.

Available resources include autism-specialized diagnostic, medical, early intervention, educational, behavioral, and counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders..

To contact the Vanderbilt Autism Clinic, call 322-7565 (local), toll-free (877) ASD-VUMC (273-8862), or e-mail

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