Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by skills and deficits in several different areas of functioning. As a result, Autism can look very different from child to child. This range of diversity can make it a complicated disorder to diagnose requiring several different assessment approaches to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.
At Families Forward, we provide a comprehensive, evidence-based, and multi-faceted approach to the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. As part of our comprehensive evaluation, we conduct a thorough clinical and developmental interview with parents and/or caregivers, a cognitive evaluation, school observation, and play based assessment. We utilize the most up to date and validated measures to include the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) to provide a comprehensive evaluation that identifies areas of strength and deficit to develop a personalized and thorough treatment plan for your child. Please give us a call if you would like to discuss this evaluation process and the fees for this service in more detail.