Helping Children with Support and Guidance

The Riley Hospital for Children Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Indiana University Health evaluates and treats children all along the autism spectrum. Services at the center include:

  • Consultation
  • Evaluation
  • Testing
  • Therapies, such as individual and family therapy
  • Behavioral training
  • Manualized (step-by-step) treatments for anxiety and depression
  • Medication treatment
  • Opportunities for children to participate in research studies for new treatments

Your child is in good hands at the Riley Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health. Our doctors and support staff have extensive experience with many psychiatric and behavioral disorders. At the center, your child will receive the most advanced psychiatric treatment in Indiana.

The Riley Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health uses evidence-based treatments. This means that the treatment your child receives has been proven successful in many cases.

Research at the Center

Our autism center is one of only two academic and research programs that specializes autism in the state of Indiana. We actively treat over 600 children. With such extensive experience, we can treat your child effectively and help you manage his or her condition.

The Riley Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health is one of only three sites in the country involved in an autism project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This project focuses on medication treatment and parental training to help children with autism.

The center recently received additional federal funding, which enabled us to build our new facility and expand clinical services and research efforts. As a result, we are able to treat more children, making excellent psychiatric treatment available to more Indiana families.

As a part of Indiana University School of Medicine, the Riley Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health brings the most current and accurate information to our mental health professionals and students. This advanced treatment information allows us to provide the state’s finest psychiatric care for your child.

Our Mission

With all the resources at our disposal, the Riley Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health is committed to helping children and adults with autism and related disorders. We support them as they work to achieve their potential and to participate as fully as possible in family, school and community life.