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Autism/Asperger’s Family Support Services

  • We see behavior as functional, and work preventatively to decrease behaviors of concern
  • We utilize individualized treatment planning, assessment and outcomes to provide the most comprehensive and effective treatment program that involves the entire family



Does Your Child Have One or More of These Characteristics


• Behavioral struggles at school, home, community
• Limitations in expressive and receptive communication/language
• Sensory integration challenges
• Intellectual disabilities
• Stereotypic behaviors/movements
• Socialization difficulties


What We Can Do To Help!

• Home-based family counseling and parent education
• Home-based individual “one on one” therapy
• Parent support groups
• Social skills groups for children and adolescents
• Support and education groups for siblings
• School interaction, observation and collaboration
• Psychiatric evaluations and medication management
• Step-down to routine outpatient counseling
• Services provided throughout New Castle County
• Services last 3-6 months, depending on individual need


Our Staff

  • Malisa Shreve, LCSW earned her MSW at Widener University and her MS in Counseling at Villanova University. She worked in many settings with various populations and has a strong clinical training in working with families. She has worked at the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health and the Division of Family Services in foster care. She became interested in working with children/adolescents diagnosed with Autism (and their families) when her own child was diagnosed with severe Autism 8 years ago.

  • Kaylan Hunsberger, LCSW earned her MSW at Widener University. She has worked in various levels of care with the child/adolescent population. She came to JFS because she wanted work in a diverse and welcoming atmosphere, and felt this program would allow her to have a positive impact on treating the rising number of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism and/or Spectrum-related disorders.

  • Dr. Sauraub Gupta is licensed and board-certified child/adolescent psychiatrist.

Staff Contact


     Malisa Shreve at mshreve@jfsdelaware.org or 302-478-9411 #106

     Kaylan Moore at kmoore@jfsdelaware.org or 302-478-9411#104




Helpful Links

Autism of DE
Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health
Division of Youth and Family Services

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