Evaluation Process

SACE provides a transdisciplinary professional evaluation, treatment and consultation services beginning from birth throughout the life cycle for individuals for ASD, behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Evaluation goes beyond determining if an individual meets criteria for autism and includes consideration of how the autism is affecting the individual, highlighting strengths and areas of challenge in order to design appropriate and individualized intervention.

Before your appointment

When you contact SACE, our trained coordinators will ask you a number of questions regarding:

  • Concerns and/or needs
  • What services are being provided at this time
  • What evaluations have been completed
  • Receiving Primary Care by a PCP
  • Medical concerns
  • Services from any specialists
  • Basic client information

Initial Appointment and Evaluation

During your initial appointment, you and your child will meet with a clinical psychologist and behavioral specialist to complete an intake assessment and play therapy session.

The Evaluation process typically takes up to six visits, each time meeting with different members of the team, after which all members discuss the evaluation and create a summary and resources for the family.

Evaluation and Care are provided by a dynamic and individualized team, which may include:

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services:
  • Child Psychiatrist
  • Primary Care Provider
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • ABA Licensed Behavioral Analyst
Southwest Human Development:
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Feeding Therapist
  • Dietician
  • Care Coordinator
  • Assistive Technology Specialist

Your Individualized Care Plan

Within 30 days of reaching out to SACE, you can expect a comprehensive, personalized service plan that addresses all the needs of your child. Your care plan will be consistently monitored and adjusted as your child's needs change.