We are excited to announce that Integrated Autism Consulting will now provide diagnostic evaluations for adolescents and adults who are thought to have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (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 (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, language, academic, and developmenta 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 individuals, when appropriate, during an interpretive conference. An individualized, written evaluation summary with comprehensive recommendations and resources is shared with the family.