The Developmental and Behavioral Services Resource Guide is solely intended to provide information to patients and their families about public and private agency resources which serve the needs of children with developmental and behavioral issues. The Guide should not be considered an endorsement of any program or service. Patients and their families are advised to carefully consider such resources in consultation with their personal physician.

Autism Services of Mecklenburg County
Address: 2211 Executive Street • Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: (704) 392-9220 Fax: (704) 392-9221

Blue Ridge Behavior Systems, Inc.
Professional: Madalyn Tyson, PhD
Address, Office Visits: 16147 Lancaster Hwy., Suite 110 • Charlotte, NC 28277
Address, Mailing: 16426 Hawfield Woods Lane • Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 540-4291, Ext. 1 Fax: (704) 541-0319
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: No Insurance: Yes

Comments: Specializing in children and adolescents, all issues related to behavioral, emotional and educational issues; family therapy; parent training; adults for some issues related to adjustment and relationships; also specializing in persons with developmental disabilities, autism, asperger’s disorder, LD, ADHD, sexual abuse; custody and visitation issues.

Charlotte TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) Center
Address: 5701 Executive Center Drive • Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: (704) 563-4103 Fax: (704) 563-4112
Web site:
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: No Insurance: No

Comments: Evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and training in autism. All ages are eligible for services. For out-of-state referrals, the initial screening is free. Fees apply for diagnosis, evaluation and treatment. Fees are payable in advance of sessions. It is up to the family to apply for insurance reimbursement.

Novant Health Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Professionals: Barbara E. Kissam, MD, and Caitlin N. Rissler, NP
Address: 1900 Randolph Road, Suite 1014 • Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: (704) 316-1155 Fax: (704) 316-1160
Sliding Scale: Yes Medicaid: Yes Insurance: Yes

Comments: Ages 0-22, 90 minute intake evaluations and close followup, coordination of services, medical management, behavioral counseling. Services/conditions treated: autism spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety/OCD/panic, ODD, bipolar disorder, reactive attachment disorder, developmental delay, various genetic disorders (such as Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Angelmans, Prader Willi, etc.), NICU grads with developmental issues, behavioral problems.

Dee Dee Russell, PhD
Address: 8211 Village Harbor Drive • Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: (704) 455-2014 Fax: (704) 896-7836
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: Yes Insurance: Yes

Comments: Dr. Russell is a Licensed Psychologist who provides assessment and treatment services for children birth to adulthood. For an assessment of an autism spectrum disorder, multiple assessment methods are used. Cognitive, adaptive, social-emotional, and developmental assessments are available.

Lisa A. Seropian, PsyD, PA
Address: 1510 Orchard Lake Drive, Suite C • Charlotte, NC 28270
Phone: (704) 708-4112 Fax: (704) 708-4112
Sliding Scale: Yes Medicaid: No Insurance: Yes

Comments: Psychological assessment in children (ages 6 and up) and adolescents, regarding behavioral and emotional problems. Also, developmental problems including autism, aspergers and ADHD. Psychotherapy for those ages 6 and up including individual and family, and parent training. Accepting several forms of insurance. Sliding scale available for those with demonstrated need.