BANDS (Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Services) is a group of providers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock who work with children, adolescents, and young adults and their families dealing with Autism Spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Our multidisciplinary group of providers, education consultants, and resource specialists come from:
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Developmental Pediatrics
- Pediatric Neuropsychology
- Speech and Language
Our services focus on complex diagnostic questions and behavioral and emotional symptoms. We provide comprehensive evaluations and consultations to support your child and family. Ask your family doctor or primary care provider to refer your child to our program.
- W. Burl Daviss, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
- Jonathan Lichtenstein, PsyD, MBA, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
- Jennifer McLaren, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
- Nina Sand-Loud, MD, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
- Autism Speaks: This website provides resources, research, and information on how to get involved to support individuals with autism and their families.
- Individual Placement and Support (IPS): This Dartmouth-Hitchcock program is designed to help people living with disabilities find meaningful jobs and provides ongoing support for success. We focus on community jobs that anyone can apply for and that pay at least minimum wage. These jobs include part-time and full-time opportunities. For more information, including associated fees, contact Morghan Farnsworth at (603) 995-6722.
- New Hampshire Resources: This page lists patient support and education resources in New Hampshire, including support groups and resources organized by county.
- Vermont Resources: This page lists patient support and education resources in Vermont, including support groups and resources organized by county.
Our efforts depend on grants to support our clinics, educational initiatives, and further develop our program.
Your tax-deductible gift will help to:
- Fund the development of more services
- Train professionals
- Research initiatives and services to support individuals and families
Your gift can help us make a difference in the lives of children with autism and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
For health care professionals
We have a variety of clinics that largely provide consultation. To make sure the child you are referring gets placed in the most appropriate clinic, please make sure you include your question as part of the referral.
BANDS provides educational opportunities to undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing professionals. Trainees at different stages in their training rotate and observe in our clinics.
We are a clinical training site for New Hampshire Leadership Education Neurodevelopmental Disorders, NH-LEND.
We offer various Continuing Medical Education initiatives for medical professionals including both regularly scheduled series and a yearly event each spring.