Autism Evaluations

Many individuals seek neuropsychological testing to determine if they may be autistic. This comprehensive evaluation can be expensive and exhausting, and it is not required to make a diagnosis, unless there are concerns regarding intellectual impairment. 

Our psychologists utilize a neurodiverse-affirming approach to these evaluations with children, adolescents and adults. 

It is never too late to seek a diagnosis of autism. In fact, many of our clients have reported that this increased self-awareness allows for highlighting strengths and assisting with navigating challenges. 

Young adults may use this self-knowledge to improve their college experience by:

  • Choosing a single room to decrease social and sensory demands and to ensure a safe haven.

  • Taking classes part-time (to account for executive functioning/organizational challenges).

  • Possibly living at home (to minimize the number of changes to adjust to all at once).

  • Joining interest-based groups (so that socializing has a purpose).

  • Choosing careers that match interests and abilities.

  • Requesting reasonable accommodations at school and/or at work.

In middle adulthood, individuals may use the information to:

  • Do a life review, understand why careers and relationships have or have not been successful.

  • Improve on relationships or pursue better matches.

  • Ask for accommodations at work, or to pursue work that is more fitting.

In late adulthood, individuals may use the information to:

  • Do a life review.

  • Renew and/or repair relationships affected by Autism.

  • Customize their environment in order to be comfortable and accommodating to the strengths and challenges of Autism.