Ilana Slaff, MD

to Counseling & Psychotherapy of Throggs Neck
Oakland Gardens, New York

Ilana Slaff, MD, is a psychiatrist who has identical twin brothers and a daughter with autism. She also completed an autism research fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and works primarily with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Slaff is the author of “Don’t Medicate—Educate! One Family, Three Cases of Autism, Safe Treatment for Dangerous Behavior.” Dr. Slaff also assisted editing the chapter “Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Autism” in the Clinical Treatment Manual for Autism (2007) and has been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the Psych Congress Network and the Current Psychiatry Journal. Dr. Slaff has given continuing medical education lectures internationally on autism diagnosis and management and has also lectured to families. She has experience in consulting and supervising functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans at a day habilitation center. Dr. Slaff has presented at numerous public hearings, including before the FDA. She also received the 2000 New York Medical College Award for Academic Excellence for her research on pharmacological and skin shock treatment of self-injurious behavior in individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities. She has also spoken on New York’s Capitol Pressroom radio show and appeared on Your News Now Capital Tonight for New York, discussing proposed legislation affecting individuals with special needs.


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