We hope you are able to attend Easy Street’s upcoming wine and cheese fundraiser! Easy Street, LLC is a non-profit organization based in Loudoun County that supports young adults with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Disorder and their families. Navigating the important aspects of life after high school can be a very real challenge for individuals with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Disorder, so let Easy Street help you pave the way.

Dr. Allison Jack of GW’s Autism Institute will be the evening’s guest speaker and Dr. Michael Oberschneider, Easy Street’s chief mental health advisor, will also be on hand. Of course, Ms. Pam Ruddy, Easy Street’s Founder and Director will be hosting the event. Without Pam’s hard work and dedication to supporting individuals with Asperger’s Disorder, none of this would’ve been possible!

The event is free, and we invite you to donate to this wonderful, and very needed, organization in support of young adults with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Disorder in our area.


Neuropsychological Testing in Northern Virginia

Neuropsychological testing is a comprehensive procedure that measures and identifies the interaction between cognition, processing capacities, and psychological functioning and their impact on academic and daily behavior.ᅠThis sort of comprehensive testing is recommended for cases in which a detailed but general overview of functioning is requested.ᅠNeuropsychological testing provides quantifiable data about the following mental functions:
  • Short-term and long-term memory
  • Intelligence
  • Problem solving and conceptualizingᅠ
  • Ability to learn new skills and solve problemsᅠ
  • Attention, concentration, and distractibilityᅠ
  • Logical and abstract reasoning functionsᅠ
  • Ability to understand and express languageᅠ
  • Visual-spatial organization Visual-motor coordinationᅠ
  • Planning, synthesizing and organizing abilities
  • Functional impacts on learning and information recall
  • Academic achievement
  • Impact on the way a person thinks and feels as a result of the way their brain uses information

A neuropsychological evaluation will serve to confirm or clarify diagnoses such as, dementing conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s), developmental learning disabilities, attention/executive functioning disorders, developmental disabilities (e.g., Autism or Asperger’s Disorder), and the effects of toxic chemicals or chronic substance abuse, to name but a few.

Testing results will offer specific recommendations to educators, consultants and employers, which can help the child, adolescent or adult adapt to the work or school setting.

We invite you to call Ashburn Psychological Services to discuss your needs and how we can best support you.  Ms. Christine Kutt, our office manager, can be reached directly at (703) 723-2999.  We also invite you to visit us at http://www.ashburnpsych.com to learn more about our team and services.



We invite you to read Dr. Michael Oberschender’s article, “The National Anthem Controversy:  A Teachable Moment for Young Children” at the Loudoun Tribune: