Adult Autism Evaluation

Identifying and Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adulthood

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The Importance of Autism Evaluations

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior. Accurate detection and appropriate intervention play a crucial role in ensuring that individuals with autism receive the support they need to thrive.

This is why why autism evaluations are essential - they help identify ASD and determine the appropriate intervention strategies and therapies for individuals on the spectrum.  The challenge for many individuals is a years long waiting list or insufficient access to skilled providers.


Autism Evaluation Process

The process of evaluating autism involves multiple steps, designed to gather comprehensive information about an individual's development, behavior patterns, and functional abilities. The evaluation usually includes:

1. Interview: A clinician will engage in a detailed conversation with the individual and/or their caregivers to collect information about the individual's developmental history, behavioral concerns, and familial observations.

2. Observations and Assessments: Professionals will observe the individual during various activities and interactions. This may include social interactions and communication assessments.

3. Standardized Assessments: Specific tools and tests, such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), are often used to evaluate and quantify the presence of autism symptoms.  Our online evaluation does not include the ADOS-2.  Please visit Brighton Center if you live in or are willing to travel to Michigan and would like to receive the ADOS-2 as part of their evaluation.

5. Diagnosis and Report: After completing the evaluation process, we will provide a comprehensive diagnosis report, outlining the findings and recommendations for intervention and support.


Benefits of Autism Evaluations

An accurate diagnosis through an autism evaluation holds several benefits:

Individualized Support: Evaluations help create personalized treatment plans, tailored to address specific needs and challenges.

Accessing Services: An autism diagnosis is often required to qualify for specialized interventions, therapy services, and funding sources.

Obtaining Accommodations: An autism diagnosis can help individuals obtain relevant accommodations in the educational and workplace settings.

Understanding Behaviors: Evaluations provide insights into the underlying reasons behind certain behaviors, helping individuals, families, and educational institutions develop effective strategies.

Self-Awareness and Acceptance: A diagnosis can foster self-understanding and acceptance, enabling individuals to build self-esteem and develop self-advocacy skills.


Autism Assessments with Dr. Mark Bowers
The fee for an Adult Autism Assessment with Dr. Mark Bowers is $875. We do not bill directly to insurance, but we accept HSA/FSA payments if you have that benefit. We also offer installment payment options upon request. You may also be able to receive out-of-network insurance reimbursement for assessments.
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