Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Evaluations

Greater Boston's resource for adult autism diagnosis and treatment planning.

We offer Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) evaluations in our Boston, Newton-Wellesley, and Newton-Watertown offices for clients 16 and older.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is diagnosed in 1 in 68 children in the United States and is frequently thought of as a condition typically impacting children. However, many adolescents and adults who have ASD were never diagnosed as children yet experience ASD symptoms that interfere with their daily lives. With a team of specially-trained neuropsychologists and psychologists, CPA is Greater Boston’s resource for late autism diagnosis and treatment planning (ages 16 and up.)

Obtaining an accurate diagnosis of ASD during high school or college, and receiving subsequent treatment and support, may have profound positive effects on a student’s academic performance, social functioning, and life satisfaction.

Symptoms that may warrant an Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluation include:

  • Difficulties with social skills, cues, and interactions
  • Difficulties with language and communication
  • Difficulty establishing friendships
  • Compulsive or impulsive behavior
  • Repetitive movements, actions, or speech
  • Limited or narrow interests
  • Avoidance of eye contact or physical contact
  • Must follow routine & upset by minor changes
  • Learning disability
  • Lack of empathy or awareness of the emotion of others
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Cognitive difficulties

Our team utilizes the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition,) an evidence-based, interactive evaluation that measures social interaction and language skills. It is one of several tools used for diagnosing Autism spectrum disorders including disorders previously referred to as Asperger’s and PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder.)

Based on the client’s specific questions and concerns, ADOS-2 may be administered as one element of a neuropsychological evaluation or as a stand-alone evaluation. A consultation during the intake process will be used to match the client to the appropriate clinician and protocol.

To learn more or inquire about an appointment, please call us at (617) 259-1895 or fill out a brief online intake form.

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