Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Evaluations

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

We offer adolescent and adult autism testing and evaluation services in our Boston, Newton-Wellesley, and Newton-Watertown offices.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which includes what was previously referred to as Asperger’s Syndrome,  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, CPA is Greater Boston’s resource for adult autism evaluations and testing and autism treatment planning.

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.

What symptoms may warrant an Autism Evaluation?

  • 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

How is ASD assessed?

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 considered the gold-standard among several tools used for diagnosing Autism spectrum disorders including disorders previously referred to as Asperger’s Syndrome  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.

How do I request an Autism Evaluation in Boston or Newton?

Our board-certified Neuropsychologists offer Adolescent and Adult Autism Evaluation and Testing in Boston, Newton Wellesley and Newton Watertown. Our Newton Wellesley location offers free parking and our offices are just minutes away from Cambridge, Needham, Natick, Framingham and other metrowest locations. Clients frequently travel from all areas of Massachusetts, as well as Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut for our ADHD and neuropsychological evaluation services. We are happy to accommodate scheduling needs.

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

To download a free brochure about Autism Spectrum Disorder from the National Institute of Mental Health, CLICK HERE.

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