Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center

Riley Hospital for Children Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health

The Riley Hospital for Children Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Indiana University Health is one of two academic and research programs on autism in the state of Indiana. We are actively treating over 600 children, making it one of the busiest autism treatment centers in the country and the midwest. We are located in the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus in downtown Indianapolis. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, which has been serving Indiana’s children for over 78 years, is one of the five largest children’s hospitals in the United States and is ranked nationally as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country. IUPUI is the third largest college campus in Indiana and one of the country’s premiere urban campuses. Riley at IU Health and the Riley Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health are proud members of the IU Health Partnership.

The Riley Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health is one of only three sites in the country involved in a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that is focused on medication treatment and parent management training development for individuals with autism. Additionally, The Center received 1.86 million dollars in federal funding for autism at the close of the 106th Congress, enabling us to not only construct the new facility, but also expand clinical services, expand research efforts and ultimately, treat more children. As a part of Indiana University School of Medicine, The Riley Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health is dedicated to bringing the most current and accurate information to its mental health professionals and students.

Mission Statement

The Riley Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at IU Health is committed to helping children and adults with autism and related disorders to achieve their potential and to participate as fully as possible in family, school, and community life. Interventions are based on the individual goals and objectives of the family. Interventions typically involve medication management, behavioral strategies, speech and language intervention and/or counseling and reflect the most recent and empirically supported approaches to treatment. There is frequent coordination with the occupational therapy services in the hospital. Individuals and families may be offered participation in research projects. Services may be provided in a time-limited or ongoing fashion.

For more information, please call 317.944.8162.

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