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    Autism Clinical Consultation

    Our psychological assessment psychologists with specializations in autism testing provide consultation services to families and individuals on any topic relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    We use a strengths-based approach and consider autism a diagnosis to describe an individual’s strengths and areas of vulnerability as well as a type of neurodiversity. There have been many advancements in recent years in the field’s understanding of the diagnosis. For example, we now have better knowledge of how autism can present across the lifespan, the difference in presentation across genders, and the true spectrum nature of the diagnosis. Each individual on the spectrum has their own unique areas of strength and areas of need. We tailor our consultation to each individual’s and family’s needs.

    Our assessment team is available to consult with parents/caregivers who suspect their child may be on the spectrum and seek local assessment resources. For parents with teenage and young adult children with autism, she can provide consultation on essential areas of focus for the transition to adulthood and where to seek services. She can also provide education and support to families with children who have recently received a new diagnosis as well as help adults navigate a first-time diagnosis.

    Additional consultation topics may include but are not limited to: autism diagnostic criteria and its presentation across the lifespan; how the diagnosis relates to you/your child; neurodiversity; gender differences; early signs in infants/toddlers; targeting daily living skills and transition to adulthood; and local resources for assessment, treatment, and parent education and support. We can also review psychological reports and walk individuals and parents through the information provided and what it means for the future.