Last Name

Cy B. Nadler, PhD

TitleClinical Psychologist
InstitutionChildren's Mercy Kansas City
Address2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City Missouri 64108
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-1568-9221 Additional info
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    TitleDirector of Autism Services
    InstitutionChildren's Mercy Kansas City

    InstitutionUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City

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    Children's Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MOFellowship2013Clinical Child Psychology
    Munroe-Meyer Institute & University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NEResidency2012Pediatric Psychology
    Idaho State University, Pocatello, IDPhD2012Clinical Psychology
    Idaho State University, Pocatello, IDMS2010Clinical Psychology
    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO2007Psychology
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    2019Josh Barnds and Stella Carlson Endowed Professor for Autism, Children's Mercy Kansas City
    2019Early Career Award, Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies Autism SIG
    2022Outstanding Mentor Award, Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies Autism SIG

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    Cy Nadler, PhD is the Section Chief for Autism Psychology, directs outpatient autism services at Children's Mercy Kansas City, and conducts research related to autism and developmental disabilities. He serves as Site PI for the CDC's Study to Explore Early Development and National Curriculum Initiative for Developmental Medicine, and for the MCHB/HRSA Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network.
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         (Nadler)Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2018
    BioNexus KC/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
    Linking Autism Screening in Primary Care to Long Term Health Outcomes
    Role Description: Retrospective outcomes study to investigate the functional effects of routine autism screening in primary care on child health and services access. Developed in response to the 2016 USPSTF statement on autism screening.
    Role: PI

    U01DD001216     (Constantino)Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2022
    Study to Explore Early Development
    Role Description: The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is a multi-year case-control study of youth with autism, other developmental disabilities, and population controls designed to identify causes/contributors of developmental differences as well as explore the developmental, behavioral and health outcomes of these cohorts and their families. In 2020 additional data related to the impact of COVID-19 was collected to investigate the differential impact of the pandemic on these cohorts.
    Role: Site PI/Co-Investigator

         (Nadler)Aug 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2020
    CDC/Special Olympics
    National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine
    Role Description: Develop, implement and evaluate educational curriculum in developmental/behavioral medicine for medical students locally, and coordinate with national partners to create an evidence-based curriculum package for dissemination.
    Role: Site PI

    U01DD001289     (Fitzgerald & Nadler)Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2026
    Study to Explore Early Development
    Role Description: The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is a multi-year case-control study of youth with autism, other developmental disabilities, and population controls designed to identify causes/contributors of developmental differences as well as explore the developmental, behavioral and health outcomes of these cohorts and their families. Current analyses are focusing on racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and sex-based health disparities.
    Role: Co-PI

         (Webb)Oct 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2023
    Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
    Exploring Health Disparities: Comparing Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the General Population in Missouri
    Role: Consultant

         (Goodson)Apr 1, 2022 - Mar 31, 2023
    Simons Foundation for Autism Research Initiative
    Barriers and facilitators to precision medicine in Black children with autism spectrum disorder
    Role Description: Black youth on the autism spectrum have reduced access to clinical precision medicine supports and may experience reduced benefits due to poor representation in reference samples. This stakeholder-informed survey seeks to identify barriers and facilitators for improving engagement with precision medicine for this population.
    Role: Mentor

    Supplement to UT5MC42432-01-00     (Nadler & Wallis)Oct 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2023
    Mixed Methods Needs Assessment of Suicide Risk Identification In Youth on the Autism Spectrum: A DBPNet Study
    Role Description: This project proposes to leverage the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet) to conduct a mixed-methods study to understand current suicide risk-identification practices for youth with ASD in the settings most likely to encounter high volumes of patients at elevated risk: developmental-behavioral pediatrics (DBP), psychology and psychiatry clinics affiliated with major academic medical centers.
    Role: Co-PI

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    1. Pazol K, Tian LH, DiGuiseppi CG, Durkin MS, Fallin MD, Moody EJ, Nadler C, Powell PS, et al. Health and Education Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2023.
    2. Goodson R, Wagner J, Sandritter T, Staggs VS, Soden S, Nadler C. Pharmacogenetic Testing in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluated in a Precision Medicine Clinic. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2023 Oct-Nov 01; 44(8):e505-e510. PMID: 37807195.
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    3. Wiggins LD, Tian LH, Tinker SC, Yeargin-Allsopp M, DiGuiseppi CG, Nadler C, Powell PS, Moody EJ, Durkin MS, Fallin MD, Ryerson AB, Thierry JM, Robinson B, Pazol K. Remote Delivery of Allied and Behavioral Healthcare During COVID-19 for Children With Developmental Disabilities. JAACAP Open. 2023.
    4. DePorre AG, Larson I, Staggs VS, Nadler C. Characteristics of Patients Associated With Restraint Use at a Midwest Children's Hospital. Hosp Pediatr. 2023 Oct 01; 13(10):877-885. PMID: 37691599.
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    5. Furnier SM, Ellis Weismer S, Rubenstein E, Gangnon R, Rosenberg S, Nadler C, Wiggins LD, Durkin MS. Using adaptive behavior scores to convey level of functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder: Evidence from the Study to Explore Early Development. Autism. 2023 Aug 23; 13623613231193194. PMID: 37609907.
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    6. Grimes LM, Forcino SS, Nadler C. Teaching Parents to Code Disruptive Behavior: A Comparison of Methods. Child & Family Behavior Therapy. 2023.
    7. Wiggins LD, Nadler C, Hepburn S, Rosenberg S, Reynolds A, Zubler J. Toileting Resistance Among Preschool-Age Children with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2022 05 01; 43(4):216-223. PMID: 35170572.
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    8. Allan CC, DeShazer M, Staggs VS, Nadler C, Crawford TP, Moody S, Chacko A. Accidental Injuries in Preschoolers: Are We Missing an Opportunity for Early Assessment and Intervention? J Pediatr Psychol. 2021 08 11; 46(7):835-843. PMID: 34010419.
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    9. Jang J, White SP, Esler AN, Kim SH, Klaiman C, Megerian JT, Morse A, Nadler C, Kanne SM. Diagnostic Evaluations of Autism Spectrum Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Feb; 52(2):962-973. PMID: 33730320.
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    10. Wiggins LD, Nadler C, Rosenberg S, Moody E, Reyes N, Reynolds A, Alexander A, Daniels J, Thomas K, Giarelli E, Levy SE. Many Young Children with Autism Who Use Psychotropic Medication Do Not Receive Behavior Therapy: A Multisite Case-Control Study. J Pediatr. 2021 05; 232:264-271. PMID: 33493493.
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    11. Nadler C, Godwin DL, Dempsey J, Nyp SS. Autism and Access to Care During the COVID-19 Crisis. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2021 01 01; 42(1):73-75. PMID: 33229969.
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    12. Constantino JN, Strom S, Bunis M, Nadler C, Rodgers T, LePage J, Cahalan C, Stockreef A, Evans L, Jones R, Wilson A. Toward Actionable Practice Parameters for "Dual Diagnosis": Principles of Assessment and Management for Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Intellectual/Developmental Disability. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2020 02 01; 22(2):9. PMID: 32008108.
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    13. Forcino, SB, Nadler, CB, Roberts, MW. Parent training in middle childhood: Child opposition to timeout and token fines. Practice Innovations. 2019; (4):1-12.
    14. Nadler CB, Slosky L, Low Kapalu C, Sitzmann B. In R. Rieske (Ed.), Handbook of Interdisciplinary Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Interdisciplinary treatment for pediatric feeding disorders. 2019.
    15. Low Kapalu C, Nadler CB, Brei, N, Slosky L. In R. Rieske (Ed.), Handbook of Interdisciplinary Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Interdisciplinary treatment for elimination disorders. 2019.
    16. Forcino SB, Nadler CB. In C.B. McNeil, L.B. Quetsch & C. Anderson (Eds.), Handbook on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for children on the autism spectrum. What PCIT clinicians need to know about ASD assessment. 2018.
    17. Kelley ME, Nadler CB, Rey C, Cowie S, Podlesnik CA. Noncontingent reinforcement competes with response performance. J Exp Anal Behav. 2017 05; 107(3):343-353. PMID: 28453222.
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    18. Chacko A, Allan CC, Moody S, Crawford T, Nadler C, Chimiklis A. In S. Goldstein & M. DeVries (Eds.), Handbook of DSM-5 Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Behavioral interventions. 2017.
    19. Nakaha J, Grimes LM, Nadler CB, Roberts MW. Journal of Child & Family Studies. A treatment selection model for sibling conflict based on observational measurements. 2016; (25):124-135.
    20. Dreyer Gillette ML, Borner KB, Nadler CB, Poppert KM, Odar Stough C, Swinburne Romine R, Davis AM. Prevalence and Health Correlates of Overweight and Obesity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2015 Sep; 36(7):489-96. PMID: 26166285.
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    21. Nyp SS, Nadler CB, Call CR, Little VC. Driven by evidence: diagnosis and treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. Mo Med. 2014 May-Jun; 111(3):195-8. PMID: 25011339.
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    22. Allen KD, Shriver MD, Nadler CB. In S. Lynn, W. O’Donohue & S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Health, Happiness, and Well Being: Better Living Through Psychological Science. Raising our kids well: Guidelines for positive parenting. 2014.
    23. Nadler CB, Roberts MW. Parent-collected behavioral observations: An empirical comparison of methods. Child & Family Behavior Therapy. 2013; (35):195-109.
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