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St. Luke's Children's Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

At St. Luke's Children's Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, we’re dedicated to the care of children with disorders that affect development, behavior, and learning.

Our coordinated care team works in coordination with all of your child’s providers to manage conditions such autism spectrum disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We also assist with developmental and speech delays, genetic and birth disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, school learning issues, sleeping problems, sensory concerns, cognitive deficits, aggression, and intellectual disabilities.

Providers

  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Travis Haase, LCPC earned his bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Idaho and his master’s degree at Walden University. His current interests are in organic processing of behaviors and the development of chronic mental illness. He has clinical experience with individuals struggling with mental health disorders including, but not limited to, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, pragmatic communication disorder, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and psychotic disorders. He has experience in grief counseling and crisis management, with further education in cognitive behavioral therapy, desensitization, relaxation, and behavioral modification.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Elena Harlan Drewel, PhD earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology (child emphasis) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California-Los Angeles; and her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology
    at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Developmental Pediatrics

    Biography

    J.T. Leavell, MD has broad clinical interests including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, complex learning disorders, and genetic disorders causing delays in development. He is board certified in pediatrics and developmental behavioral pediatrics.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Developmental Pediatrics

    Biography

    Monica McCullough, MSN, RN, CPNP is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and has served in a variety of nursing, educational, and leadership roles. She specializes in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other neurodevelopmental and behavioral mental health conditions.

    Monica earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Delaware and her first master's degree in child and adolescent mental health nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and her second master's degree in pediatric primary care nursing, nurse practitioner from Gwynedd Mercy College.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Developmental Pediatrics

    Biography

    Dawn Powell, DNP, CPNP-PC is board certified in pediatrics. She earned bachelor's degrees in nursing from Idaho State University and anthropology from Gannon University. She earned her doctoral degree in nursing practice from the University of Utah, where she also completed her residency. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Conditions

  • Autism

    A brain disorder that often makes it hard to communicate with and relate to others.

  • Adaptive Functioning

    Adaptive functioning or behaviors are the conceptual, social, and practical skills we all need to function in our daily lives.

  • ADHD

    A condition in which a person has trouble paying attention, tends to act without thinking, and has trouble sitting still.

  • Anxiety in Children

    Worries or fears that cause significant distress and interfere with usual activities.

  • Learning Disorders

    Specific learning disorders indicate an individual has difficulty learning a specific academic skill and isn't learning at the expected age level.

Building on Our Promise to Children

St. Luke

Children's Pavilion - Opening in 2019

Designed to meet the needs of kids, their families, and the people who care for them, this state-of-the-art facility on our downtown Boise campus will more than double our clinical space and improve vital services that keep care close to home. It will bring most of our pediatric specialists and services under one roof, allowing us to provide care more efficiently and easing the burden on parents and kids who will now be able to see several providers in one location in one day.
 

Kid for a Night

Help raise funds for St. Luke's Children's

Kid for a Night® emphasizes the fun in fundraising. This annual event encourages adults (21 and over) to act like kids again. Over 850 guests gather for an evening of games, activities, music, dancing, a silent auction, and a delicious dinner.