St. Luke's Children's
Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

St. Luke's Children's Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities is dedicated to the care of children with disorders that affect development, behavior, and learning.

J.T. Leavell

J.T. Leavell, MD
Board Certified in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Medical School: Oregon Health & Sciences University

Residency: Naval Hospital, San Diego

Fellowship: University of Washington



Elena Harlan Drewel

Elena Harlan Drewel, PhD

Doctoral Degree: Clinical Psychology (child emphasis)
University of Missouri-Columbia

Pre-doctoral Internship: Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California-Los Angeles

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Pediatric Neuropsychology
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Department of Pediatrics

Travis Haase

Travis Haase, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology
University of Idaho

Master’s Degree: Walden University

J.T. Leavell

Dawn Powell, DNP, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified in Pediatrics

Bachelor’s Degrees: Nursing, Idaho State University
Anthropology, Gannon University

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah
Primary Children’s Medical Center
Mountain West Pediatrics


We provide care for patients from birth to age 18 years for developmental, behavioral, and learning disorders that include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Genetic and Birth Disorders
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • School Learning Issues
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Sensory
  • Cognitive Deficits
  • Speech Delay
  • Aggression
  • Intellectual Disabilities

If you have questions regarding these or any other conditions, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

After Hours
If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you need a refill or change in a medication, please call our office on the next business day.


To Make an Appointment
A referral must be received by your primary care physician. Once we receive the referral, our office will contact you to verify correct information. You will then be mailed paperwork to complete. Once the paperwork is returned to our office, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

If additional information is needed, we may send you behavioral questionnaires to also be completed and returned to our office prior to your scheduled appointment.

General Information
Patients are seen by appointment only. Please arrive 10 minutes early to your appointment. We ask that you bring your insurance card, photo ID, and current list of medications with you to each visit, and notify us of any changes in your address, phone number, or insurance information. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we will have to reschedule your appointment.

The doctor needs your full attention during your appointment. If at all possible, we ask that you bring only the child we will be evaluating. However, we understand that this is not always possible. If other family members are present, we would appreciate it if they can wait in the main lobby and play area (adult supervision is required for children in the play area). Please also turn off your cell phones during your visits with us.

New patient visits are approximately 60 minutes, and follow-up visits are 30 minutes. Please plan accordingly.

Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment. To avoid "no-shows," we require a confirmation phone call from you in response to our reminders. Any appointment not confirmed or canceled will be considered a no-show. This will enable us to serve all patients in a timely manner.

Insurance Plans
Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans are accepted. We ask that you bring your insurance card with you to each visit and notify us of any changes in your address, phone number, or insurance information.

Medication Refills

Talk with your provider at each visit to be sure your prescriptions are up to date. For refills, contact your pharmacy. Your pharmacy will then contact our office for verification and approval. Talk with your provider before your prescription runs out, and please allow 48 hours for refills.

Refills on controlled substances cannot be called in, mailed, or faxed to your pharmacy. These must be picked up at our office during our regular business hours or can be mailed to your VERIFIED home address. We are able to give you three consecutive month refills at a time for you to take to your pharmacy.

For a medication refill, please call us at (208) 381-7328. You can also request a prescription refill directly through your myChart account.

Patient Education

At St. Luke's Children's Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, we feel that a better-educated patient is a healthier patient. In keeping with this philosophy, we have provided the list below of links to online information about some of the more common conditions we treat.

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