Chris Abildgaard NCSP, LPC, NCC has been working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum since 1999. He is the owner and director of the Social Learning Center, LLC. located in Cheshire, CT and holds a clinical appointment here at the Southfield Center. Chris also holds a position at the Benhaven Academy located in Wallingford, CT as their School Psychologist.
Chris is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a Nationally Certified Counselor, amd; a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition to a Masters and 6th Year degree in School Psychology, Chris is a “clinical trainee” in Social Thinking and has earned a Graduate Certificate from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell in Behavioral Interventions in Autism.
Since 2008, Chris has presented nationally in eight different states at conventions such as the Autism Society of America and American Counseling Association national conferences, and through the state of Connecticut on topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, social cognitive development, executive functioning and counseling techniques used when working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
His duties while at the Southfield Center include seeing individual clients, co-facilitating social cognitive groups and providing clinical supervision for all social groups running at the Center.