Professional Services for Asperger’s Syndrome & Autism Spectrum Conditions


Minds & Hearts provides services specifically for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, with a focus on Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

Minds & Hearts is a private clinic led by Dr David Zimmerman and Dr Wesley Turner, Clinical Psychologists. The clinic was founded by Dr Michelle Garnett in 2005 to meet the enormous need for Allied Health Services specifically tailored for people on the Autism Spectrum, and to increase knowledge and awareness of Autism. 

Dr Michelle Garnett and Professor Tony Attwood, leading world authorities on Autism Spectrum Disorder, are part of the clinical team and provide clinical supervision at Minds & Hearts.

 Minds & Hearts provide services to individuals impacted by Neurodevelopmental Disorders, with a particular focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder. We provide:

Initial Appointments

Diagnostic Assessment

Ongoing Therapy

Group Therapy

Intellectual/Learning Assessments

At Minds & Hearts we work with the mind through the heart

Professor Tony Attwood &
Dr Michelle Garnett
Training in Autism Spectrum Conditions

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