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About Us

Children’s Autism Assessment Center (CAAC) is dedicated to providing clients and their families the highest quality of care in diagnostic assessment.  CAAC proudly provides gold standard neurodevelopmental diagnostic assessments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and provides tailored recommendations and resources to meet each person’s individual needs.

We are able to monitor a child's development from birth and can reliably diagnose autism as early as 12 months. If you are having concerns about your child's development, do not wait!

The Process- What to Expect

The assessment process is 3 steps in total. It starts with an intake appointment (1 hour) consisting of a semi-structured diagnostic interview. You can expect to be asked about presenting concerns, as well as about your or your child's development, medical history, and school. The psychologist will also ask to observe or speak with your child during this appointment.

After intake, the psychologist creates an individualized assessment plan and typically schedules you to return on another day for testing. Testing typically includes the use of standardized assessment measures (e.g., ADOS-2) aimed to gather information regarding a person’s behavioral and developmental functioning and may consist of interviews, structured or unstructured observations, self- parent- and/or teacher rating measures, and structured testing.

Following testing, a follow-up session is scheduled and you will receive your or your child’s report. Our goal for this session and throughout the assessment process is to ensure that clients and their families feel supported whether they are first receiving a diagnosis or need updated resources and recommendations. CAAC is committed to helping families understand their child’s unique strengths and challenges and to guiding parents in determining how to best help their child build skills and foster their abilities.

To schedule an intake, please call us or complete the inquiry form provided on the Contact page and someone from our office will call back for scheduling within 24 business hours.