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In order to reduce the risk of spread for coronavirus COVID-19,
The Rubin Center for Autism and Developmental Pediatrics is only conducting contact-free 

from the comfort and security of your home via interactive video visits through HIPAA-compliant, telemedicine.



We are all concerned and worried about the COVID-19 Coronavirus in our area, in our country and around the world, and would like to be safe and healthy.

Our goal at The Rubin Center for Autism and Developmental Pediatrics is to remain available to families for questions and concerns about their children, at the same time as we safeguard and protect our collective health and wellbeing.


  • We are switching to telemedicine or ‘virtual visits’ for patients and families using HIPAA compliant technology. This is similar to face-to-face communication applications like:



We do ask that if there are any family members who have symptoms of fever, fatigue, dry cough or shortness of breath, they should contact their primary care physicians and/or pediatricians.


Thank you for your patience and understanding in these difficult times as we try to respond to the questions and needs of all families and strive to be cognizant and sensitive to the public health recommendations regarding the prevention of spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office at 404-303-7247 and press option #1 to speak to Kelly Jeffries, who does the scheduling, option #2 to speak to Susan Carney, our Nurse/Social Worker, or leave a message for Janelle McDaniel, our office manager.


Stay well and stay safe…


Leslie Rubin MD
Medical Director
The Rubin Center for Autism and Developmental Pediatrics

P.S. Although there is no vaccine available at present, steps can be taken to reduce your risk of infection. CDC and WHO recommend following the standard precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, before eating, and after going to the bathroom.


  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, then wash your hands

  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home from work, school, and public areas if you’re sick.

  • Avoid being in crowds or crowded places

  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact with others

  • Stay in touch with friends, family, and colleagues by phone or email

  • Take care of the emotional health of your family. Outbreaks can be stressful, so it is a good idea to talk to your children about the outbreak, try to stay calm, and reassure them that they are safe.

  • The bottom line is to be reasonable and responsible and not to panic.

  • Remember, this too shall pass.

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