What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition with three key components:
- Impaired social interaction
- Impaired communication
- Restricted and repetitive interests and activities.
ASD is a complex condition with a wide range of functioning from individuals who are nonverbal to those in the superior range of intelligence.
A diagnostic evaluation includes diagnostic interviews, observations, and standardized assessments. We use the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised (ADI-R), which are considered the gold standard instruments currently available in the field. We provide a comprehensive evaluation to better understand individual strengths and weaknesses and provide appropriate recommendations.