An accurate diagnosis is crucial to helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families identify appropriate therapies. We provide our patients and their families with the most up-to-date diagnostic information and help them understand their child's strengths and needs.
Driven by ongoing research, our clinical programs offer children the most innovative therapies and evaluation approaches available. Our clinical team also works collaboratively with CARD’s Research and Education for All Children (REACH) program to identify and meet the needs of children who may show signs of autism. The well-being of our children and their families is our highest priority. Our interdisciplinary care is tailored to each patient's individual needs. Evaluation services provided at CARD include:
• Developmental, psychological, and neuropsychological assessments
• Initial diagnosis
• Second-opinion or confirmation of diagnosis
• Medical consultations (including medication management)
Diagnostic Team Evaluations:
Completed by teams of two or more ASD experts in the disciplines of: neurology, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, psychiatry, developmental pediatrics, neuropsychology, clinical psychology and clinical social work. The evaluation process may include a series of appointments over one or more days. Please note that unique diagnostic evaluation teams are identified and recommended by the CARD patient care team based on a comprehensive review of the patient’s intake information. Written recommendations are developed collaboratively through team conference. Recommendations are personalized to the patient’s individual needs and are made in a face to face appointment or telehealth conference with the parent(s) at the conclusion of the assessment.
A comprehensive new patient evaluation with an ASD expert from our various disciplines. The clinician will develop an individual plan of care that may include further specialized testing or therapeutic services offered at CARD, or they may place additional external referrals as appropriate. Impressions, diagnoses and recommendations are personalized to the patient’s individual needs and are made in a face to face appointment or telehealth conference with the parent(s) at the conclusion of the assessment.