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Evaluation Services

The Center for Autism provides evaluation and assessment services to individuals of all ages. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Intake Department at 215-220-2121.

An Intake Coordinator will collect basic information and ask questions about the person to be evaluated/assessed. We will need the following information about the person at the time of your call:

  • Concerns; Reason for evaluation
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Insurance Information (for the individual insured and primary policy holder), which includes Medical Assistance and private insurance, if applicable
  • Contact information (phone number, address)
  • Copies of any previous assessments (e.g. school, psychological, psychiatric)

Intake, evaluation and assessment appointments are scheduled only at our 3905 Ford Road location. Please know that the Center for Autism video monitors all clinical sessions and evaluations. This video documentation is used exclusively for medical records, quality assurance and safety. With your permission, videos may be used for teaching and training purposes.

LEVEL of CARE

The Level of Care Assessment (LCA) is a service offered to individuals who already have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder from a reputable, qualified provider. The LCA is used to accurately recommend the appropriate level of services and/or type of care that may be needed for an individual. The LCA is conducted by a master’s level clinician. During the appointment we collect a basic history and conduct an interview or interactive play session. Subsequently, the Center will make a recommendation for the next appropriate service.

Diagnostic Evaluation

Multi-Disciplinary Team

After the initial phone interview, The Center may schedule a comprehensive biopsychosocial evaluation that will be conducted by a multi-disciplinary team. The team includes a psychiatrist, psychologist, and clinical social worker or clinical counselor. The team may also include other professionals as needed.

Gather History

During this evaluation, we gather a comprehensive medical and family history and complete an interview and/or interactive play session. Cognitive and/or educational testing may be administered to help with the diagnostic process, and to assist in determining the best individual recommendations for your child.

ADOS-2

If needed, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2) is administered. The ADOS-2 is considered the “gold standard” instrument for direct observation of communication, social interaction and play. The ADOS-2 provides a standardized way to provide diagnostic information to the team.

Diagnosis

Following the evaluation, a diagnosis is made by integrating all forms of information obtained during the evaluation. Through this evaluation, our clinical team is able to determine an individual’s diagnosis, and will discuss what this means for the person and his/her family in a feedback session. Furthermore, the individual or family will receive a formal report, which includes the diagnosis and appropriate recommendations.

Meet the Doctors

Judith Outten, M.D.Senior Psychiatrist


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Tiy Adams, M.D.Psychiatrist


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Suzanne Bauer, PsyD, Esq.Clinical Psychologist


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Corriene V. Kurz, M.D.


Psychiatrist

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Robin Pattin, M.D.

Psychiatrist

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Testimonials

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