ASD Diagnostic Evaluations
For individuals as young as 14 months to late adulhood
According to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and is about 4 times more common among boys than among girls. ASD commonly co-occurs with other developmental, psychiatric, neurologic, chromosomal, and genetic diagnoses. Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2%–18% chance of having a second child who is also affected. Even though ASD can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2 years, most children are not diagnosed with ASD until after age 4 years.
Since 2001, Dr. Amigo and Michael Bayda, MSW, LISW have worked together to provide diagnostic evaluations for suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in individuals as young as 14 months up to adults in their 60’s. Their evaluations are modeled on best practice standards and utilize both structured and unstructured clinical interviews and standardized psychological tests, many of which are part of the annual Respons∙ability Social Therapy™ Annual Assessments.