Autism Evaluation / Diagnosis
Many teens and adults wonder if they are on the autism spectrum but went undiagnosed as children. I conduct evaluations that answer this question and provide diagnoses that can be used to obtain accommodations at school/work or simply to provide peace of mind. Using the Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorders (created by Susan D. Mayes Ph.D) and a diagnostic checklist created directly from the DSM-5 criteria, I provide a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis through a 30 question interview-style assessment. Areas of assessment include the presence, duration and severity of difficulties with social interaction, communication, sensory issues and restricted, repetitive behaviors. Female vs. male presentations of autism have been extensively researched and are taken into consideration. Please consider bringing in a close friend or family member who can provide an outside perspective. Allow for a 2 hour session. Please see "Evaluation Details" for more information.