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North Alabama Comprehensive Support Services

401 Lee Street NE, Suite 150
Decatur, Alabama 35601

Psychologist/Team Leader: Sharon Waddle, Ph.D. 256-552-3737
Fax: 256-355-1086

Psychologist Associate: Michael Miller 256-552-3745
HTC II: Vacant
Psychological Assistant: Warren Freeman 256-552-3727
Physician: Dr. Moses Awoniyi
Psychiatrist: Dr. Manjula Swamy
Tele-Psychiatrist: Dr. Daniel Mejer

Supports for Regions I and upper part of Region II Services

Central Alabama Comprehensive Support Services

8476 US Highway 231
Post Office Box 670
Wetumpka, Alabama 36092-0670
(Headquarters/Host for Telepsychiatry)

Psychologist/Team Leader: Vacant 334-514-4268
Fax: 334-514-3580

Psychological Associate: Shirah Arnold 334-514-4284
HTC II: Mentholyn Wright–Jackson 334-514-4277
Psychological Assistants: Stacey Lowman 334-514-4271 /
Chaundreka Osborne 334-514-4269
Physician: Dr. Mark Hayden
Psychiatrist: Dr. Daniel Mejer
Dentist: Dr. Harrison Long

Supports for Regions IV and V Services

South Alabama Comprehensive Support Services

3280 Dauphin Street, Building B, Suite 100
Mobile, Alabama 36606

Psychologist/Team Leader: David Ziskind, Ph.D., BCBA 251-450-3786
Fax: 251-450-3794

Psychological Associate: John Williams 251-450-3780
HTC II: Vacant
Psychological Assistant: Bradley Lamey 251-450-3784
Psychiatrist: Dr. Todd Luellen
Tele-Psychiatrist: Dr. Daniel Mejer

Supports for Region III and lower part of Region II Services

Other Consultants with CSS Services

Physician: Dr. Mark Woods
(Tuscaloosa Area, primarily)

Comprehensive Support Services Teams

The Alabama Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities, provides a comprehensive array of specialized services for individuals in the state of Alabama who meet criteria for services, particularly those who do not receive services in the state-operated developmental center.

1. Three (3) Comprehensive Support Services teams are available to assess the need for and assist with providing an array of supports to individuals who require specialized services. Additionally, these teams will assist providers with developing internal capacity related to these and other specialty areas.

2. The three Comprehensive Support Services teams are located in Decatur, Wetumpka, and Mobile, and have offices located along with the Regional Community Services offices in each DD service region. The division of responsibilities for state-wide coverage is as follows:

Decatur team - provides services for Regions I and upper part of Region II;

Wetumpka team - provides services for Regions IV and V; and

Mobile team - provides services for Region III and lower part of Region II.

3. Each of the three Comprehensive Support Services teams will minimally consist of the following personnel as described by the current personnel classification system. The Division of Developmental Disabilities' director of psychological and behavioral services is responsible for supervising the team leaders.

A. One (1) Ph.D. Psychologist - These individuals will serve as the team leaders and are responsible for coordinating the development and maintenance of procedures and protocols (standardized across teams) addressing all activities of the team, including the intake process.

B. One (1) Psychological Associate

C. Two (2) Psychological Assistants

D. One (1) Primary Care Physician

E. One (1) Psychiatrist

F. One (1) Dentist

G. One (1) Case Manager/QMRP for children

4. Individuals Served: Individuals who meet the DSM-V-TR definition of having an intellectual disability and present issues which require diagnostic or treatment consultation are eligible for these services.

5. Services Provided: Specialized services, consultations, evaluations, and training services are provided in a manner that is designed to increase the capacity and expertise of organizations serving the individual, as well as to assist the individual, and are organized by specialty; however, Comprehensive Support Services team member activities overlap specialty areas requiring interaction in an inter-disciplinary manner. Therefore, any of the activities described below may require the participation of multiple team specialists.

A. Behavioral Services

B. Psychiatric Consultation Services

C. Medical Consultation Services

D. Dental Services

6. Accessing Services: In order to access Comprehensive Support Services, provider agencies and/or families should contact their Regional Community Services Office. The directors of these offices have established procedures for processing and prioritizing referrals.

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