Developmental Pediatricians & Clinical Psychologists

The Autism Clinic Minimize
The Children’s Center at Langley Porter
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute University of California at San Francisco, UCSF
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 476-7385 (appointments)
(415) 476-7163 fax
(415) 476-7076 (written evaluation status) 

  • Diagnoses children to determine whether they are in the autistic spectrum and recommends treatment alternatives.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic Minimize
Kaiser Permanente, Dept. of Psychiatry
10725 International Drive (off Mather Road)
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 631-2550
(916) 631-2553 fax 

Fawzia S. Ashar, MD, Medical Director
Robert B. Broadhurst, MD
Lynne D. Calonico, PhD.
Bonnnie J. Ivers, Psy.D.

  • The ASD Clinic provides assessment, consultation, and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families from a developmental, multidisciplinary, and best prac­tices perspective.

Carina M. Grandison, PhD – Neuropsychologist Minimize
2435 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA, 94705
(510) 704-1820

  • Full-time private practice in developmental neuropsychology.
  • Assessment services.
  • Accepting referrals for children and youngsters, ages 0-21 years with various developmental neurological /medical and learning related challenges.
  • Saturday appointments.

Mary Gwaltney Educational – Psychologist Minimize
PhD Student Learning and Mind Sciences, UCD
3416 American River Drive, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95864
(916) 972-9400

  • As an educational psychologist, Mary Gwaltney provides educationally-relevant assessment, counseling, training, and consultation to families of children with special needs. 
  • Psychoeducational assessments and Independent Educational Evaluations are thorough assessments of academic, motor, cognitive, visual, visual-spatial, auditory, attention/executive, memory, social, behavioral, functional, and emotional skills that contribute to success or struggles in the school setting.  
  • Consultations available to parents to review previous assessments, IEP’s, program designs, and to make recommendations about appropriate interventions.  
  • Social skills training groups include cognitive behavioral interventions to manage social stress and anxiety, as well as teasing or negative feedback from peers.  
  • Groups are not Alta funded, but are available as a fee-for-service program in conjunction with Anne Shideler, MFT.

Dorcas Liriano-Roa, PhD – Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist Minimize
(916) 662-2003
(916) 745-4326

Kristine Strong, PhD. – Licensed Educational Psychologist Minimize
119 Sunnyglen Court
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 448-7278

  • Provides comprehensive assessments and consultations regarding appropriate educational programs.

MIND Institute Minimize
University of California, Davis, Medical Center
(Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders)
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 703-0280 Main Administration Line
(916) 703-0300 Diagnostic Center
(916) 703-0391 Clinical Research Recruitment 

  • The MIND. Institute is an international, multidisciplinary research organization, committed to excellence, collaboration and hope, striving to understand the causes and develop better treatments and ultimately cures for neurodevelopmental disorders.

STAND Clinic – Sutter Neuroscience Institute Minimize
2800 L Street
Sacramento, CA
(916) 454-6850

Shawn Kile, MD, Adult Cognitive-Behavioral Neurologist
Renee Low, PhD, Neuropsychologist
(916) 454-6850 Appointments

Michael Chez, MD, Child Neurologist
Amer Khan, MD, Child Neurologist
(916) 454-6667 Appointments

  • The Sutter Transition of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (STAND) Clinic is a unique resource that is dedicated to patients 18 and older with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. 
  • We focus on the clinical treatment, as well as the emotional and psychological issues of our patients and their families. 
  • The STAND Clinic is for those with neurological care or behavioral issues related to their disability, including: Epilepsy, neurotropic medications for behavior, anxiety, aggression, sleep, movement disorders of muscle tone, gait, parkinsonian type issues, tremors, catatonia, etc., side effects of being on medication for their condition, sleep disorder, headaches, other neurological issues. 
  • Clinic space is limited and referrals can be made to (916) 454-6850

Child Neurology at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Minimize
Sutter Medical Center
2800 L Street, Suite 340
Sacramento CA 95616
(916) 454-6667
(916) 454-6793 fax

Michael Chez, MD, Director of Pediatric Neurology

  • The Children’s Center pediatric specialists provide surgical and non-surgical care to infants, children and young adults with neurological conditions of the brain, spine and spinal cord, including: Autism, developmental and learning disabilities, and many others.
  • The Child Neurology Program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is collaboration between the Sutter Neuroscience Institute and the Children’s Center.
  • Through these programs we are able to provide our patients with comprehensive pediatric neurological care, allowing us to identify a specific treatment plan for each child and family.

Stanford University School of Medicine Minimize
Lucile Packard Children’s Health Services
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
401 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305
(650) 723-7704
(650) 498-4960 fax

  • Diagnosis, recommendations, and resources.