Alison Gilbert

Alison Gilbert, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine with a certificate in autism spectrum disorders from U.C. Davis.

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Supporting Autistic Children During A Pandemic

Social distancing does not have to mean a loss of social support.

Post-Secondary Considerations For Students On The Autism Spectrum

In 2020, approximately half a million adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be turning 21 years old (Autism Society of America, 2014). Over the next 10 years, it is estimated that at least 200,000...

Strategies For Parents Of Children With Special Needs

Raising children can be difficult in some very unexpected ways. Parenting a child with special needs can create some unique and especially daunting challenges. Even when parents identify difficult behaviors and enlist targeted interventions, dealing...

How Children Can Make New Friends

It is common for children to experience some anxiety when faced with a new situation. As the summer comes to an end, parents and children anticipate the start of the new school year. Back to...

Travel Tips For Families Of Children With Special Needs

Family travel involves significant planning whether it be for a weeklong trip or a short getaway. When traveling with a child who has special needs, significantly more preparation is often necessary. Here are some useful travel...

Prioritizing Mental Wellness

Why do we find it necessary to see our primary care physician regarding our physical ailments once a year but not our psychiatrist or psychologist? And, while primary care does an adequate job of addressing...

Disclosing The Autism Diagnosis

Should parents of children with autism tell their child about their disability? If so, when is the appropriate time? The issue of disclosure is a complex and emotional process that for most families begins at...

Strategies For Parents Of Children With Special Needs

Raising children can be difficult in some very unexpected ways. Parenting a child with special needs can create some unique and especially daunting challenges. Even when parents identify difficult behaviors and enlist targeted interventions, dealing...

Autism And After School Programs

Research has shown that children with autism benefit from social interaction with their neurotypical peers. One of the many benefits of developing after school inclusion programs is that they can help to foster social skills...

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