James Madison University

Inter-Professional Autism Clinic

The Inter-Professional Autism Clinic (IPAC) provides in-depth multi-disciplinary assessment and intervention for children ages 2- 8 years old with Autism or suspected Autism. The clinic is staffed with a licensed occupational therapist, a licensed speech and language pathologist, and a licensed clinical psychologist / licensed behavior analyst, in addition to supervised graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in each of these academic programs. The curriculum of the weekly program reflects an approach that merges intervention methods from these disciplines and can be individualized to meet each child’s unique needs.

Location: Occupational Therapy Clinical Education Services (OTCES)
131 W. Grace St., Room 1100, Harrisonburg, on the JMU campus.

2014 Fall Session: September 4 to December4, 2014. Open Enrollment
(Clinic closed for Thanksgiving Break on November 22, 2014)

2015Spring Session: January 16to April 30, 2015. Open Enrollment
(Clinic closed for Spring Break on March 12, 2015)

Clinic Daily Schedule: Thursdays, 1pm - 4pm; additional services by appointment


  • Initial Evaluation (6 hours total over two 3-hour sessions)
  • Additional evaluation sessions as appropriate.
  • Follow-up consultation on initial evaluation (1-2 hours).
  • Eligibility for enrollment in ongoing weekly clinic program if qualified.
  • Home-based individualized services are also available by appointment.

Evaluation Components


Areas Evaluated

Speech & Language Pathologist

Communication (expressive, receptive, pragmatic language skills)

Occupational Therapist

Motor skills, self-care, play & sensory

Clinical Psychologist / Behavior Analyst

Psychosocial & behavior analysis

Additional consultations as needed

Audiology, Education, Health, Nutrition, Visual Attention and others

For more information:

Ana Barkaia, Baird Center Clinics Coordinator
Email: barkaiax@jmu.edu.
Telephone: 540 568 7931
Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center
JMU MSC 9013
Harrisonburg, VA 22807