Ryan Wexelblatt believes that with dynamic, engaging, and practical education and therapy children and young people can learn critical skills they need to be successful.
He founded the Center for ADHD to bring that vision to life. For nearly 20 years, Ryan has dedicated himself to working with students with social learning differences often associated with ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and higher-verbal autism spectrum diagnoses.
Ryan works as a Clinician at Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia campus where he provides individual counseling and teaches skill development to students in grades 1 through 8. Previously, he worked as a Clinician at Hill Top Preparatory School and Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus. He also created social learning programs including Hill Top Summer Camp, Camp Sequoia, and Sequoia Kids Program. In addition to a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work, Ryan holds a professional designation as a Certified Autism Specialist™. He’s also one of the few professionals in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas to have earned a Social Thinking® Clinical Training Level 1 Certificate of Completion. Ryan is a licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Well known in the Philadelphia area ADHD and Asperger’s communities, Ryan has presented to parent groups throughout the Northeast including CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD). He has presented to peers and colleagues at Gwynedd Mercy Autism Conference, the Pennsylvania Community on Secondary Transition Conference, American Camp Association Tri-State Conference, and Jewish Learning Venture Inclusion Conference. His national speaking engagements include the National Sex Ed Conference, the Social Thinking® Global Providers Conference, and the Annual Autism Society National Conference. Ryan is known for his authentic, affable presentation style.
Ryan regularly presents at parent support groups as well as local, regional and national conferences. Please go to upcoming presentations for a list of Ryan’s upcoming speaking engagements.
Ryan serves on the professional advisory board of the Elkins Park CHADD chapter. Additionally, he is a parent speaker for the National Adoption Center. He and his son, Austin, who attends vocational school for carpentry, live with their two dogs, Ace, a Boston Terrier, and Sasha, a Bergamasco.