Diagnostic Autism Evaluation Consists of 3 Steps:
Step 1 – Interview Session
This is an in-depth interview to gather background information. Questionnaires for family members, teachers, etc. as appropriate are included. This step uses the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition (MIGDAS™-2). Results of this interview will give an indication of whether or not you or your child is autistic, and let you know if pursuing a diagnosis is recommended. You may stop here or continue the evaluation process to pursue diagnosis.
Step 2 – Testing Session
This step includes the most recent version of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule or the ADOS™-2 and other assessments as needed (typically an in-person session for children, with exceptions on a case-by-case basis; may be a virtual session for teens or adults). Sometimes a client needs this testing to be broken up into 2 or more sessions (to reduce overwhelm, demand, etc.). Your evaluator will discuss this with you as needed. Needing more sessions will not change the evaluation cost.
Step 3 – Review Session
This step is used to discuss evaluation results, areas of strength and challenge, and individualized recommendations. You will have the opportunity to ask questions at any point in the process. After the review session, we will provide you with a formal evaluation report and a list of recommended resources and/or services, tailored to your individual needs.
$1800.00, paid in full up front, or split into 3 equal payments of $600.00, with payments due before each step.
Diagnosis requires completion of all 3 steps.