No. The ADOS-2 is one source of information but does not provide enough information to make the diagnosis.
The caregiver is required to be in the room during the assessment depending on the which module is used. The participant may not require caregiver presence if the child, adolescent, or adult is verbally fluent. This will be determined with the clinician prior to starting the assessment.
No. A school diagnosis is only used to provide supportive services in the school settings. In order to obtain formal diagnosis (that insurance will cover) a medical diagnostic evaluation must occur.
Yes. If you have concerns about any assessment given, a second opinion by a different professional can be sought out.
Once a diagnosis has been obtained, you are ready to determine what treatment options are right for the individual. Autism Diagnostic Services are happy to sit down and walk you through the different treatment options.
Autism Diagnostic Services (ADS) provides consultation services to help navigate the diagnostic process and provide you with various treatment options. We will work with your family and other professionals to make sure you have all the necessary assessments and information needed to best help your child.
ADS is excited to bring some light to what can be a complex and overwhelming process. At ADS our clinicians go through intensive training and base our services and treatment options on sound, evidenced based research. Our core values include:
Provide high quality services for all individuals
Respect the individual and family
Use collaborative efforts to meet the individual and family needs
Make decisions empirically on all levels