Timely and Accurate Diagnosis
How can we best serve?
We come together. Work together.
The Autism Assessment Center (AAC) is a collaboration among multiple agencies in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The AAC is committed to providing the highest level of care to Inland Empire children and families.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as recognized under section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code.
Timely and Accurate
Early diagnosis leads to better outcomes.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability defined by persistent deficits in social communication and interaction, as well as repetitive patterns of behaviors. ASD can have a significant impact on growth, development, and general functioning. Signs of ASD first appear during early childhood and tend to last throughout a person’s life. Research shows that early diagnosis leads to better outcomes.
There are many neurodevelopmental disorders whose symptoms can look like those of ASD, such as Intellectual Disability, Language Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Other disorders may also present with similar symptoms including behavioral, mood, and trauma-related disorders. This is why a comprehensive and accurate evaluation is important to ensure the correct diagnosis, recommendations, and referrals are completed in a timely manner.
To meet the autism community’s needs through shared responsibility for a comprehensive and transdisciplinary assessment which offers treatment recommendations, referrals, and resources in order to maximize the quality of life for children in the Inland Empire with Autism and their families.
Every child in the Inland Empire referred for a potential ASD diagnosis will have access to a specialized, collaborative, organized, and integrated transdisciplinary comprehensive diagnostic evaluation.
- Zachary Ginder, PsyD, MSW, AAC Executive Director
Kiti Freier-Randall, Ph.D., Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologist, AAC Medical Director
Vidhya Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist, AAC Clinical Director
Mabel Salazar, MBA, AAC Clinic Manager
- Clinical Staff & Contracted Providers
- Chalmer McClure, M.D., Ph.D., Child Neurologist
Pilar Pichon, M.D., Child Neurologist, Epileptologist
Stephen Ashwal, M.D., Child Neurologist
Sarah Roddy, M.D., Child Neurologist
Sunitha L. Nune, M.D.
Desiree Nycholat, M.D., General Pediatrician
Sabiha Kanchwala, M.D., General Pediatrician
James Bartley, M.D., Geneticist
Amanda Hyatt, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Michelle Hong, Psy.D., Pediatric Psychologist
Michael Cao, Psy.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Veronica Regueiro, Psy.D., Pediatric Psychologist
Lisa Lliteras, Psy.D., Pediatric Psychologist
Evan Lima, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow
Joyce Cabrera, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Michelle Cabrera, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Monica Stephen, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Brittany O’Connor, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Aura Lee Ah Kiong, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
Jackie Pavloski-Carter, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
Megan Gambino, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
Adam Cash, BCBA-D, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
Tonya Brooks, Ed.D., LEP, BCBA, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Jessica De Brun, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Misty Mejia, LMFT
Eva Miller, LCSW, Clinical Consultant
- Evaluation Coordinators
- Daenna Carlos, BA
Jessica Mendez, BA
Jennifer Speck, MA
Angelica Rios, BA
Brooke Iwamoto, BA
- Medical Assistants
- Wendy Tuinei
- Referral Coordinator
- Adilenne Velazquez Tejada