ADULT AUTISM EVALUATIONS
Learning whether or not you meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder can help provide you with the support and resources you need. It can help you understand yourself, difficulties you struggle with, and areas of strength as well.
If diagnosed, it can facilitate the development of accommodations for college education. Or it can help you understand what types of work, social, and home environments are more compatible with your needs.
AUTISM EVALUATION PROCESS
I do not do child or teen evaluations. You must be over the age of 18.
1. First Contact
We correspond by email or through a Free Telephone Consultation to discuss the evaluation process and what your goals are in terms of being diagnosed.
We schedule your appointment either on the consultation or you schedule online at your convenience.
All evaluations are pre-paid either online or through Ivy Pay. Payment plans are available.
Evaluations are a flat rate that include the interviews/meetings; follow-up questions, calls, or meetings, and the final written report provided as a pdf and as a paper document (if requested).
Although I am not in-network for any insurance, I will provide an itemized receipt / “super bill” so that you can file for reimbursement if your health insurance company offers that benefit.
Please note that many insurances now offer partial coverage of neuropsychological testing, an average of up to 70 percent of the actual expense. You can check your benefits online with the website https://www.meetnirvana.com
4. Prior to Appointment
You’ll complete several online measures prior to the appointment, which look at symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. These assessments help identify the types of difficulties someone is experiencing, how they manage these difficulties in their daily life, and other factors that may be present.
5. Virtual Interviews
We meet (usually virtually) for one or two appointments ranging from 60-90 minutes so that I can learn about your functioning, sensitivities, social interactions, and developmental history. If you’re comfortable, family members that know about your difficulties through the years are welcome to attend one of these appointments.
6. Written Formal Report
I take all the information that I have gathered and determine if you meet criteria for diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and at what level. I then write a complete report that can be used personally and legally.
7. Feedback Session
We have a feedback session over zoom, which includes an explanation of results and recommendations. My goal is that you will have a better understanding of your strengths as well as areas that may need some help or ways to accommodate you that may be helpful for your professionally, personally, and socially.