According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is most valid when multiple sources of information are used, including a trained clinician’s observation, report from caregivers, and self-report (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
I provide comprehensive autism evaluation, which includes at minimum:
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2, the gold standard instrument used in research and clinical settings)
Adaptive behavior assessment
Clinical interview with caregivers
Depending upon the needs of the individual being assessed, autism evaluation may include additional testing (e.g., for concerns about attention or anxiety).
Following the assessment, I provide feedback to caregivers as well as a comprehensive written report of test results and recommendations.