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HOPE MATTERS Newsletter

Fall Edition | 2022

A Message From Our CEO

by Kathleen Stengel, MS, BCBA, LBA
CEO of NeurAbilities Healthcare
What a year 2022 has been! Rounding the corner and heading into 2023, it’s humbling to consider all that we have accomplished so far in 2022: growing our workforce by close to 50% and opening 10 new locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, for a total of 15 ABA clinics and 3 diagnostic centers. This has allowed us to reach more patients than ever before. This year, we were awarded a Behavior Health Center of Excellence accreditation…

A Message From Our CMO

by Mark Mintz, MD
CMO & Founder of NeurAbilities Healthcare
It is immensely gratifying to witness the positive outcomes of our patients and families. Our mission has always been to identify and provide effective treatment options for those who continue to struggle. To do so necessitates many components working in tandem to support our integrated team of medical, neuropsychological, and behavior specialists. I am thankful for our exemplary interdisciplinary clinical team who tirelessly strive to find solutions for the people we serve and their families…

Welcome Dr. Chadehumbe!

NeurAbilities Healthcare proudly welcomes Madeline Chadehumbe, M.D. to the team as Head of the Division of Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics. Dr. Chadehumbe’s belief that the brain and mind are closely associated has inspired her to help children with neurological and neurobehavioral issues. She recognizes the importance of instilling hope in patients and their families through evidence-based and interdisciplinary care, with compassion and…

NeurAbilities Young Achievers ABA Program

In our center-based Young Achievers ABA program, young children diagnosed with autism are taught a variety of skills that are individualized and essential for learning, growing, and thriving! This program is ideal for preparing children ages two to five to be successful in a formal school-based program…

Tantrum in the Grocery Store: What Can I Do?

With the holidays upon us, even a trip to the grocery store with the children can be stressful. Here are a few tips to remember before taking that trip…

Recent Presentations & Podcasts

AI in Neurology: What tools are Emerging?

Lisk, J. & Mintz, M. (Hosts). (2022). AI in Neurology: What tools are Emerging. [Audio podcast episode]. ReachMD.

Mark Mintz, MD
A Clinical Founder’s Experience Partnering with Private Equity

Schulte, T., Thorton, C., & Mintz, M. (Hosts). (2022, July 15). A Clinical Founder’s Experience Partnering with Private Equity. (No. 07) [Audio podcast episode]. In Council Conversations.

Mark Mintz, MD
Value-Based Care in Autism

Schulte, T., Crisanti, G., & Stengel, K. (Hosts). (2022, July 15). Value-Based Care in Autism. (No. 06) [Audio podcast episode]. In Council Conversations.

Kathleen Stengel, MS, BCBA, LBA
Geoff Crisanti
Autism: Navigating the Journey

In this presentation, our panel of specialists will provide insights for parents and professionals into identifying signs of autism and who to speak with about those concerns and what to expect along the way through a child’s development. Attendees will also learn about the subtle differences of autism symptoms between the sexes and how neuropsychological testing can best inform treatment decisions for each individual child, including the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Erin O’Brien, LDT-C, BCBA
Lisa Alberts, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Azlen Theobald, PsyD
Attention & Executive Functioning Skills in Individuals with Epilepsy

In this webinar, the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA partnered with NeurAbilities to cover common issues with attention and executive functioning experienced by individuals with epilepsy. Hilary Murphy, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Director of Training and Graduate Education at NeurAbilities Healthcare presents on the social, psychological, and academic effects of these cognitive difficulties will be reviewed. She also offers a brief description of the benefits of a neuropsychological evaluation as well as a discussion of frequently used interventions.

Hilary Murphy, PhD
ADHD – The Genetic Basis of Dietary Supplementation

Join Dr Richard Boles, Director of Neurogenomics at NeurAbilities, for a discussion on ADHD: The Genetic Basis of Dietary Supplementation. Topics covered include: 1.) What really is ADHD? 2.) The genetics of ADHD 3.) Mitochondrial dysfunction in ADHD 4.) Dietary supplementation as part of a holistic approach to ADHD

Richard Boles, MD
Additional Conference Presentations
  • Disruptive Technologies and Neurology: Artificial Intelligence, April 26 | Presented at AAN Annual Meeting by Chadehumbe M.
  • Intelligent Agent Technology for Caregiver Treatment Fidelity and Life Skills, May 27 | Presented at ABAI Conference in Boston by Nepo K.
  • Value Based Care for ABA Providers, July 28 | Presented at Women in Behavior Analysis Conference in Nashville by Stengel K.
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches in ABA, July 28 | Presented at Women in Behavior Analysis Conference in Nashville by Alberts G., Alberts L., Nepo K.,
  • Whole Genome/Exome Sequencing in Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Reveals Multiple Candidate Genes, Especially in Cation Channels, Suggesting a Mechanism of Neuronal Overexcitation, September 16-17 | Poster presented at 9th Annual Digestive Diseases: New Advances CME/CE Conference by Bar O., Ebenau L., Weiner K., Mintz M., Boles R.G.
  • Post-Concussive Headaches, September 30 | Presented at Resident Education Program through the American Headache Society by Chadehumbe M.
  • Autism Investment Outlook, October 12 | Presented at BHB Invest Conference in Chicago by Hennegan J., Moes D., Stengel K.
  • Value Based Care for ABA Providers: What is all the Fuss About?, October 22 | Presented at Autism NJ Conference in Atlantic City by Stengel K.
  • The intersection of Wellness, Diversity, and Inclusion, October 26 | Presented at American Academy of Neurology Fall Conference in Las Vegas by Chadehumbe M.
  • Adolescent/Child Neurology for the Adult Neurologist, October 26 | Presented at American Academy of Neurology Fall Conference in Las Vegas by Chadehumbe M.
  • A Physician’s Perspective on Using Behavior Data to Guide Medical Treatment, October 22 | Presented at Autism NJ Conference in Atlantic City by Mintz M., Nepo K.
Madeline Chadehumbe, MD
Kathleen Stengel, MS, BCBA, LBA
Kaori Nepo, PhD, BCBA-D
Gregory Alberts, PhD
Lisa Alberts, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Mark Mintz, MD

Recent Publications

Mintz M, Badner V, Feldman LK, Mintz P, Saraghi M, Diaz J, Mezhebovsky I, Axelrod I, Gleeson J, Liu C, Smith C, Chow H, Zurakowski D, Segal MM: Lidocaine ineffectiveness suggests new psychopharmacology drug target. Psychopharmacology Bulletin 2022; 52(3):1-11.
Mark Mintz, MD
Chadehumbe M, Shekdar K. Teaching NeuroImage: Selectively Bright Inferior Cerebellum in Christianson Syndrome. Neurology. 2022 Sep 12:10.1212/WNL.0000000000201234. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000201234. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36096688.
Madeline Chadehumbe, MD
Whole Genome/Exome Sequencing in Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Reveals Multiple Candidate Genes, Especially in Cation Channels, Suggesting a Mechanism of Neuronal Overexcitation, September 16-17 | Poster presented at 9th Annual Digestive Diseases: New Advances CME/CE Conference by Bar O., Ebenau L., Weiner K., Mintz M., Boles R.G.
Mark Mintz, MD
Richard Boles, MD
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