AUTISM DIAGNOSING SERVICES
ADOS-2 DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS
HIGH-QUALITY DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS ADMINISTERED BY A LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
We are now offering high-quality diagnostic evaluations to identify ASD in children between the ages of 18-months and 6-years-old, at no cost to families between now and October 1, 2020.
The ADOS-2 is the diagnostic evaluation that is administered by our Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and is the current gold-standard of diagnostic evaluation support tools. Evaluations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified individuals. The evaluation is comprehensive, but also focuses on the highlighted areas below:
Thorough parent interview focused on obtaining information about each child's history and day-to-day functioning.
Structured observations of each child's behavior including administration of the ADOS-2.
Detailed, parent-friendly report including diagnosis (if any) and recommendations.
Feedback session providing parents with the opportunity to have a conversation about each child's assessment results, diagnosis, and recommendations.
DO YOU SEE SIGNS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN YOUR CHILD?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, and has many different signs and symptoms that can look different in every person. Children with ASD may vary widely in their presentations, and not all children with ASD will display all of the symptoms listed below:
- intense focus on specific interests
- repetitive movements
- self-injurious behavior
- speech and language delay
- delays in interaction with others
- avoidance of eye contact
- lack of social interest or functional play skills
- challenges with transitions/changes in routine
- intense sensory seeking and aversion
A comprehensive diagnostic evaluation will be able to accurately assess and diagnose ASD across age, developmental level, and language skills by examining these and other related areas.
HOW WE CAN HELPGET CARE STARTED
STEP 1 - Schedule a Diagnostic Evaluation by contacting our Care Team
STEP 2 - Psychologist meets with you and your child for the comprehensive diagnostic evaluation
STEP 3 - Review the results with our Psychologist
STEP 4 - Recommended treatment options will be provided to you by the Psychologist if necessary
AREAS WE'RE CURRENTLY PROVIDING DIAGNOSING SERVICES
ACCESS TO CARE IS OUR PRIORITY
We are offering diagnostic services at-cost to try and reduce the number of kiddos who are unable to access the care they need due to waitlists or the typical high costs of receiving a diagnostic evaluation. We have seen many families being denied services that are critical to their child’s development because they simply cannot find a diagnosing psychologist with affordable availability. Many families are on waitlists of two years or more just to obtain a diagnosis to then be placed on another waitlist to receive the ABA therapy they need. Due to the supply and demand imbalances for diagnostic services, the cost to see a diagnostician has become unaffordable for most families. It is our hope that by offering these evaluations at a more affordable price, it will help more families to get the information they need to support their child's development.