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The Boundless Early Identification Clinic

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What is the Boundless Early Identification Clinic (EIC)?

Our EIC helps identify children six and under with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. A multi-disciplinary team of Boundless clinicians assesses your loved one and works together to identify the support and services necessary for them to thrive.

What are the signs of autism?

The autism spectrum is broad and symptoms vary. In young children or toddlers, frequent signs of autism include talking or babbling in an unusual tone, using toys or items in an unusual or repetitive way, and increased sensory sensitivity. Children with autism between the ages of one and two may not point or use common gestures, make eye contact, respond to their name, or say their first words.

What to expect at the clinic?

Our goal is to provide a thorough evaluation in a low-stress environment. Patients are invited to our Worthington campus for two sessions one week apart. Dividing the assessment into two separate appointments allows ample time to evaluate your child across multiple areas of functioning, gather input from your child's other service providers, and provide thoughtful impressions and recommendations. 

Your first visit to our clinic beings with a cross-disciplinary interview and assessment of your child by our psychiatry, speech, and psychology providers. On your next visit, your child will meet with the psychology provider again to complete additional assessments. 

Once the evaluation is complete, our team will meet with you to review diagnoses and discuss service recommendations to further your child's development.

Meet our EIC Team Leaders

Stacy E. White
Stacy E. White, PhD
Lead Psychologist

Dr. White is a licensed psychologist with over fifteen years of specialized experience serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Her areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, ADHD, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral diagnoses. Dr. White earned her PhD in school psychology from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2018 and completed pre- and post-doctoral training with orga...

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Kristin Strapp, MA, CCC-SLP
Kristin Strapp, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist

Kristin Strapp received her bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences at The Ohio State University. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. For the past seven years, she has worked in a variety of outpatient and school-based settings in the US and Ireland. She has extensive experience working with children with autism, cerebral palsy, moderate to profound intellectual and developmental disabilities, ADD/ ADHD, and sensory pr...

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Dr. Nithya Ramanathan
Director of Psychiatry

Dr. Ramanathan is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry. She has a passion for working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Dr. Ramanathan has served the Boundless community since 2014. She completed her residency and fellowship at The Ohio State University and has been a practicing outpatient psychiatrist for the past 15 years and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurolo...

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Is the Early Identification Clinic right for my loved one?

Research has consistently shown that early intervention can lead to positive outcomes for people with autism and other behavioral health challenges. If your child or loved one shows any early signs of autism, contact your pediatrician or one of our intake counselors to discuss a referral.

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