To start the Intake Process:
- Complete the Intake Form, Child Family History Form and Developmental Checklist and return to:
P.O. Box 9130
Boulder, CO 80301-9130
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A psychologist and case manager will meet with the family to discuss the child’s history and to determine the goals of the evaluation. If appropriate, an evaluation will be scheduled.
- Prior to the intake meeting, parents are asked to provide copies of any reports from other therapists or schools. This information helps the ABLE team plan the evaluation.
- The evaluation team consists of a psychologist, speech therapist, occupational therapist and physical therapist.
- Evaluations are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- A 90-minute family conference to discuss findings and recommendations is scheduled for the following week.
- The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
- The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) [parents only]
- Age appropriate standardized assessments of speech/language, motor and sensory skills
- Clinical Observation
- Parent and teacher questionaires
Additional Evaluation Tools:
Depending on the age and needs of the child, the following may be included:
- Cognitive testing
- Higher level language testing
- Other developmental scales
Autism Screening Questions:
Consider the following questions when evaluating whether your child may be on the Autism Spectrum:
- Does your child inconsistently respond when you call her name?
- Does your child dislike being hugged or cuddled?
- Does your child do things repetitively? (For example, line up their toys, turn lights on and off, spin wheels on cars, walk in patterns around the room.)
- Does your child play for long periods of time by himself without seeking interaction with others?
- Does your child appear very happy to play alone?
- Is your child uninterested in things around her such as people, toys or food?
- Did your child previously have skills that he now seems to have forgotten?
- Does your child’s pretend or interactive play appear less mature than her peers?
- Do you have difficulty knowing what your child is trying to communicate?