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Evaluation & Diagnostics

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Evaluation and diagnostics – also known as psychodiagnostics – is the first step necessary to diagnose and clarify concerns regarding behavior, personality traits, mood, emotional functioning, and cognitive processes. The evaluation is always an individualized, comprehensive assessment and is designed to deliver a range of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental or learning delays or disabilities, memory and concentration difficulties, or gifted / talented proclivities. Our testing is appropriate for individuals of all ages.

Once the evaluation and diagnostics process is complete, the findings are used to develop personalized treatment strategies and interventions.

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Funds for Services for Individuals with Autism are at Risk

June 05, 2020 | Kate Sheldon-Princi, M.Ed., BCBA

California will see budget deficits as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Spending cuts may impact the availability of services for autism that are provided through local regional centers. The federal government is considering additional funding to help. Let your local member of congress know this funding is important to you.

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Respite Care for Kids or Adults with Autism During COVID-19

May 28, 2020 | Karina Chavira, BS and Diana Ferrassoli, AA

Keeping everything at home running smoothly during COVID-19 can be challenging, especially for parents of kids or adults with autism or other developmental disabilities. But with respite care, helping hands are ready and safety measures are in place to help parents get the temporary assistance they need.

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Success with Distance Learning for Kids with Autism

May 13, 2020 | Susan Rischall Heytow, M.Ed., BCBA

Managing distance learning for kids with autism can be challenging. But with focus and consistency, parents can turn distance learning into a positive experience for everyone. Dealing with the initial confusion, establishing a schedule, and reaching out for professional assistance are a few strategies that can help.

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