From ASD Diagnosis to Enrollment
I Suspect My Child May Have Autism Spectrum Disorder
If you suspect your child may have autism spectrum disorder, you should consider having them evaluated by a clinical psychologist as soon as possible. Do not delay. Early intervention is key to success. Many diagnostic providers have lengthy waiting lists. Autism ETC provides diagnostic evaluation services. Click below to register your child for a diagnostic evaluation.
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During the Evaluation
Our psychologist will meet with your family to gather background information and hear your concerns in order to prepare your child for the ADOS-2. This non-invasive test is considered the gold standard for diagnosing autism.
It is a play-based assessment that provides the psychologist an opportunity to observe any symptoms of autism as your child interacts socially, communicates, and plays. Most children enjoy the assessment!
Following the assessment, the psychologist will meet with the family to give feedback on the diagnosis, answer questions, and discuss next steps. The entire appointment usually takes two to three hours.
My Family Has Just Received An Autism Diagnosis
There are numerous therapy options geared to combat the symptoms of autism: applied behavior analysis therapy is just one option. We recommend that parents begin research as soon as possible and seek appropriate services. Many providers have lengthy waiting lists. Do not delay seeking services. Early intervention is key to success.