Integrated Autism Consulting provides diagnostic evaluations for adolescents, and adults who are thought to have an autism spectrum disorder/ASD Level 1 (ASD) but have not yet received a diagnosis or who require an updated evaluation for transition services in Ontario. Evaluations typically last several hours over the course of two appointments at the clinic (varies depending upon complexity of case and services provided) and focus on issues of diagnosis and transition planning, educational programming, and intervention.
The evaluation includes caregiver interview; review of medical, social, academic, and developmental history; caregiver questionnaires, and testing sessions with the individual. The individual is directly assessed using state of the art, empirically-based assessment instruments including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and The Childhood Autism Rating Scale – 2nd edition (CARS2). Results of the evaluation are shared with the parents and individual, when appropriate, during an interpretive conference. An individualized, written evaluation summary with comprehensive recommendations and resources is mailed to the family.