If you are considering an assessment for an adult or a youth over the age of 19, there are a few things to think about before we get started.…
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments for adults need to be done, of course, in a competent manner, but can be done informally by most psychiatrists and psychologists. However, if you are wanting to determine eligibility for supports, then the formal process used for youths would be more appropriate.
I do not specialize in adult assessments. I will, however, consider seeing young adults up to the age of 25. I can provide contact info for practitioners who see people over the age of 25.
You should be aware that support for adults with autism is limited to those adults with very significant functional limitations in their everyday abilities. That is, to be eligible for support, young adults need to show difficulties navigating the world.
An ASD assessment costs $2800. This includes the use of the ADOS and ADI-R and an appropriate assessment of developmental level.
Autism is a rare and pervasive developmental disorder. Symptoms of autism are apparent early in life, though in some situations, they are not recognized as autism until later in life. I will speak to you prior to the assessment to ensure that the quality and severity of concerns is appropriate to warrant an autism assessment.