I. LESLIE RUBIN, MD.
Developmental Pediatrician 

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Telephone: (404) 303-7247 
Fax # (404) 303-7837

Email: jwilliams@therubincenterforautism.org

750 Hammond Drive

Building 1 Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday :
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday :

10:00am- 3:00pm

FOR COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSIS AND COORDINATION OF CARE

Autism Spectrum Disorders    Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD/NOS)    Asperger's Syndrome   ADD/ADHD 

Developmental Delay   Learning Disabilities     Cerebral Palsy  Medical Complexity    Intellectual Disability  Challenging Behaviors 

Speech Delay  Sensory Integration    Sensory Processing     Auditory Processing Disorder   Hypotonia   Dyspraxia     

Environmental Factors   Prematurity    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome    Genetic Syndromes     Down Syndrome    Fragile X               

Assistance for Children with Disabilities   Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver   Domestic and International Adoption              

 

SERVICES

Screening for infants up to age 18 months

Diagnostic evaluation of children 18 months to 20 years

Second opinion on diagnosis

 

Referrals for therapies, educational evaluations, and consultation and for family support

Coordination of community services

 

Consultations with neurologists, geneticists, psychiatrists and other medical specialists

 

Continuity and coordination of care

 

Consultation on educational programs, school performance

Consultation on emotional and behavioral concerns and disorders

Medication management

 

Consultation around adolescence and transition into adulthood

 

Support for parents, grandparents and other family members

 

Assistance with Katie Beckett Medicaid Deeming Waiver

 

Assistance with Handicapped Parking applications

Telemedicine outreach to South and North Georgia

THE DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION

The developmental evaluation consists of collecting a comprehensive history through parent report and medical record review including prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal development, general overall health, environmental factors, medical concerns, and review of speech, motor, behavioral, and emotional development.

 

Throughout the evaluation the child will be observed at play and then engaged in activities which will provide insight into the child's ability to interact, social, and communicate. In addition a neurological and physical examination will be completed along with standardized developmental assessments that will provide developmental and behavioral baselines.

FOLLOW-UP EVALUATIONS

Follow up evaluations are generally recommended every 2-6 months (this is dependent on a variety of medical and behavioral factors) and consist of monitoring of development, effectiveness of recommendations (progress/regressions), coordination of care, medication management (where appropriate), discussing concerns, consultation regarding school, health, and behavior.

REFERRALS

Referrals are often provided to medical specialists to obtain a further in depth look to rule out or acknowledge specific areas of concern. Referrals are often given to geneticists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, ENT, Ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, dermatologists, psychiatrists, etc. Therapeutic referrals are to speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, hippo-therapy, aquatic therapy, and behavioral therapy.

 

Often it is also important to incorporate additional community based resources into a child's treatment plan as with Boy/Girl Scouts, sport activities, karate, gymnastics, as well as social skill groups.

E.A.S.E

Are you are worried and find yourself obsessing about what your baby is or is not doing?
Please contact us and we will help you EASE your mind through our Early Autism Screening Evaluation program.

 

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FORMAL TESTING

The Formal testing utilized during evaluations are general standardized developmental assessments such as Child Development Inventory (CDI), Vineland Adaptive Behavioral Scales - Second Edition (Parent/Caregiver Rating Form), Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scales (TABS) which help us obtain developmental and behavioral baselines.

 

Additional assessments are used when more specific/detailed information is needed such Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) - Home and School Forms, Connors' Scale (Teachers/Parents), Gilliam Autism Rating Scale - Second Edition (GARS), and Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS).

At times it is also necessary to obtain medical, neurological, and genetic testing including blood tests, chromosome analysis, celiac panel (gluten sensitivities), x-ray, CT scan, and MRI's.

Family support is also offered along with help in connecting with parent support groups and educational advocates.

FAMILY SUPPORT
ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

Additional Assistance is also offered in applying and renewing for the Katie Becket Deeming Waiver Form, support waivers, letters of medical necessity, and IEP review and recommendations.