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Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong condition that affects social communication and interaction, as well as restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities that affect functioning in multiple areas of a person’s life. 

Why Seek Assessment

Adolescents and adults typically seek assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder because they have not been diagnosed, but they or their loved ones suspect they may have Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Often when people function well in school, home, and the community, they are diagnosed later in life (and sometimes not at all).  They may have learned about Autism in the media, and identify with features of Autism. Re-assessment may also be sought if updated accommodations and recommendations are needed for the home, community, educational/ training setting, and/ or workplace.

Many people who believe they have Autism wonder why diagnosis is needed, if they have been managing for so many years without it?  Some find that they benefit from the evaluation process, because it helps them to better understand how they are neurologically different from others (whether or not this is caused by Autism), which leads to higher self-esteem and quality of life.  Some report that the diagnosis helps them become part of a community where they feel accepted and appreciated.   Others note that the diagnosis allows them to receive recommendations for services and accommodations that help them access the tools they need to succeed in multiple areas of their lives.

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