Rebecca is a Licensed
Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Autism Specialist.
We are pleased to announce the newest member of the NESCA
team, Rebecca Girard!
Rebecca has worked with children, adolescents, adults
with Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families for over a
decade. Having previously worked at Aspire, AANE, and Northeast ARC where
she was a co-founder of The Spotlight Program, Rebecca is highly
experienced in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as well as
Socio-dramatic Affective Relational Intervention (SDARI), in additional
to a number of other modalities. She is excited to be
partnering with The Affinity Project to provide enhanced
psychotherapy to children with ASD at NESCA.
Her other clinical interests include group work, trauma-informed care,
and mindfulness/meditation. Her approach is child-centered,
strengths-based, creative and compassionate. Ms. Girard’s professional
passion is promoting tolerance and understanding of neuro-diverse people
of all abilities, and creating an empowering and accepting environment in
therapy for clients of all ages.
This is NESCA's newspaper, and you can easily have it delivered weekly to your inbox. In it, you'll find updates about our pediatric neuropsychology practice, with offices in Newton, MA and Londonderry, NH. It will also feature discussions on topics of interest to families including reports on significant developments in science, education and the law as they relate to children with neurologically-based special needs, including learning disabilities, emotional or attentional problems, executive functioning deficits and autism spectrum disorders. The contents of this blog are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions and should not be construed as such in any circumstance or situation.
Our goal is that this become an important resource supporting our clients and their families.