An Autism diagnosis covers a spectrum of children with a wide range of skills and impairments. Because of this, the developmental disorder can look very different from child to child. Many experts who diagnose and treat children with autism like to say, “If you’ve seen one child with autism, you’ve seen one child with autism.”
Arriving at the right diagnosis requires gathering and interpreting a lot of information about the child. This comprehensive evaluation will often begin with a diagnostic instrument such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, or the ADOS-2. This isn’t the kind of test where there are right answers. The purpose of the ADOS is to evaluate the social skills and repetitive behaviors the child displays during the test.
We know the road to receiving a diagnosis can be a long one which can delay your child receiving treatment, sometimes up to a year or more.
Our trained team will be providing the assessment and full report and summary to bring back to your primary pediatrician or diagnosing provider.
We’re committed to deliver the highest diagnostic accuracy of the ADOS-2. To achieve this we have two of our Behavioral Innovations Leaders, Dr. Hernandez, Clinical Psychologist, and Lori Russo, Founder and Chief Executive Clinical Officer, overseeing our trained team. They’ll be providing the initial training, ongoing training, direct supervision of administration and coding as well as quality assurance oversight of clinical processes.
We focus our screening process on children 12 months - 8 years old. To learn more and apply, please fill out the form below with the requested information. We’ll give you a call to discuss next steps.