Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the brain’s development of specific areas including verbal and nonverbal communication, cognitive functioning, and social skills. It is characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction, as well as the presence of restricted or repetitive behaviors.
Children and adults who meet the criteria for ASD can vary greatly in terms of their overall presentations. Therefore, an evaluation can be the first step toward understanding if an individual meets the criterion for a diagnosis of Autism.
Our team of highly trained psychologists uses evidenced-based diagnostic tools including the Autism Diagnostic Observational Schedule (ADOS-2), and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), in tandem with additional standardized assessment measures to evaluate cognition, social skills, language pragmatics, and behavior.
Significant components of the evaluation process include a thorough clinical history and comprehensive treatment planning. Through comprehensive interviews combined with standardized assessments, we are able to obtain an in-depth assessment of an individual’s specific strengths and challenges. This information will not only help us to determine if an individual meets the criteria for ASD but also to develop a comprehensive treatment and educational plan. Notably, as part of our effort to support families during this time of stress and uncertainty, CBC is able to offer in-person Autism Evaluations with the ADOS-2.
Please contact our Director of Intake Services at 212-595-9559 (ext.5) or 914-385-1150 (ext.1), or fill out the form above, with any questions regarding eligibility, for further information, or to make a referral. If you are a current patient at CBC, please speak to your individual therapist to see how this group may be of added benefit to you.