The Kelberman Center Clinic provides services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities and their families. Currently there is no wait list for counseling sessions!
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In the coming weeks the Kelberman Center will be moving our administrative offices to a beautiful new location! Through a partnership with the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, the Kelberman Center is relocating to the ground floor of the Community Foundation’s building at 2608 Genessee. At this location, you will find all of our administrative offices as well as expanded clinic space. Further details about the move will be released in the coming weeks!
The Kelberman Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Tukcer, MA to the position of Director of Special Projects. Tucker joins the leadership team of the Kelberman Center 20 years in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Tucker has served as a Mentor at the Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support and coordinated the development of a Texas network for the Association of Positive Behavior Support. Michael began his career in New York at YAI—NIPD, and has since had the opportunity to work in the IDD service systems of California, Kansas, and Texas. While his initial experience focused on providing individualized behavior support planning, he later moved into roles involving the management of agency support services. Tuckers holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University.
In his new role at the Kelberman Center, Tucker oversees multiple projects within the agency including a partnership program with Syracuse University which pairs intellectually and developmentally disabled Syracuse University students with a Kelberman Center Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors are Syracuse University students who provide support in and out of the classroom, fostering a truly inclusive university experience.
The Kelberman Center welcomes Leah Welchons, PhD, BCBA-D to the position of Senior Psychologist. Dr. Welchons joins the clinical staff of the Kelberman Center after holding the position of Attending Psychologist in the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital as well as an academic appointment as an Instructor in Psychology through Harvard Medical School. In addition to her clinical work at Boston Children’s, Dr. Welchons also served as the chair of a committee dedicated to providing training on Autism Spectrum Disorders for hospital personnel.
Dr. Welchons received her doctoral degree from Syracuse University and completed her internship at the May Institute in Randolph, Massachusetts. She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital before joining the staff there.
In her role as Senior Psychologist, Dr. Welchons provides diagnostic evaluations to patients and clinical case support to Kelberman Center staff. In the summer of 2016, Dr. Welchons will transfer her services to the new Kelberman Center clinical offices at 2608 Genesee Street.