The Peter Haje Center for Autism


The Peter Haje Center for Autism at New Alternatives for Children is one of many programs within NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, as part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic. NAC’s Mental Health Clinic provides a full range of psychiatric and psychological services, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. NAC provides ABA therapy as part of it’s Family Centered Treatment approach. Parents and caregivers are critical contributors to treatment, and valued members of each ABA treatment team.

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Khalid Khan, M.D.

Dr. Khalid Khan is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist serving as the Director of Mental Health Services at New Alternatives for Children (NAC). He completed his adult psychiatric residency training and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital, N.Y., New York. Additionally, he completed a fellowship program in Psychopharmacologic Treatments of Developmental Disorders at the Seaver Center for Autism Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, N.Y. He continues to maintain his affiliation with Mount Sinai Hospital as a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, voluntary faculty, and teacher to Psychiatry residents/fellows. Prior to joining NAC, he served as a Psychiatric Consultant for a social services agency, caring for people with developmental disabilities, in the Clarkstown School District in Rockland County, N.Y. Dr. Khan has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental disorders with particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Maureen O’Grady, BCBA, LBA

Maureen O'Grady is the Associate Director of the Peter Haje Center for Autism, specializing in designing and supervising treatment as well as educating caregivers and advocating for children on the autism spectrum. Maureen has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst since 2014. She has worked with individuals who have special needs since 2011 in schools, homes and center-based locations. Maureen is a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainer certified by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). Maureen provides clinical supervision and training to NAC’s ABA Treatment Team to prevent behavioral crises and ensure client success.

ABA Treatment Team

The NAC ABA Treatment Team is comprised of highly experienced BCBA/LBA’s, Registered Behavior Technicians and ABA trained Behavior Technicians. The team is led by Maureen O'Grady, under the supervision of the Director of Mental Health, Dr. Khalid Khan. Maureen provides clinical supervision and training to NAC’s ABA Treatment Team to prevent behavioral crises and ensure client success.

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