Dr. Brandi Smith and her team are dedicated to providing clients and their families the highest quality of care in diagnostic assessment. Children’s Autism Assessment Center (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.
The assessment process starts with an intake session (1 hour) consisting of a semi-structured diagnostic interview. This interview allows the psychologist a chance to meet with the client and their family/guardians to better understand the presenting concerns.
After intake, the psychologist creates an individualized assessment plan and typically schedules a client 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 client returns for a feedback session and receives their child’s report. Our goal for the feedback 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 complete the inquiry form provided on the Contact page and someone from our office will call back for scheduling within 24 business hours.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
CAAC recognizes the substantial impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that it has led to the reduction of services in an already strained mental health system. CAAC is dedicated to continuing to offer services safely and remotely via Telehealth. All intake and feedback sessions will be conducted through video or phone. Some testing will be provided in the office or through home visits on a limited and individualized basis. We are taking new referrals for evaluations.
Please monitor this page for updates as we continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Please feel free to call or email our office manager, Spensor, with any questions you may have.
P: (404) 390-1322 E: Spensor@caacatlanta.com
Below are some helpful pieces of information that may help you and your family remain healthy.
- Understand how coronavirus is transmitted: Link
- Understand how to prevent contracting the coronavirus: Link
- Reduce Stigma Related to the coronavirus: Link
For more information about the coronavirus visit the CDC’s website.
We will continue to update this page regularly with information about our services as they change, as well as provide resources.