Autism Spectrum Disorders
Over the last 12 years after leaving the University of Michigan, Dr. Alessi has worked with Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle, director of the College Support Program at the Eastern Michigan University and the staff and students there. This has lead to him having a much greater appreciation of the subtleties and the manifestations of autism spectrum disorders and mental conditions in youth who both are very high functioning with high IQs and transitioning into adulthood. Disabilities in empathy and self reflection in these conditions is often seen, more importantly are failed abilities to identify important tasks and goals they need to identify to function as adults.
Dr. Alessi can provide assessments and recommendations in the care of low and high functioning ASD in children, adolescents, young adults and adults as well as recommendations of medications where there is aggression, depression, anxiety or other emotional problems.