Evaluation Process

SACE provides a comprehensive evaluation, treatment and consultation services beginning from age six throughout the life span* 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 staff will ask you a number of questions regarding:

  • Concerns and/or needs
  • What evaluations have been completed
  • What services you are seeking
  • Basic client information

Initial Appointment and Evaluation

During your initial appointment, you and your child will meet with a clinical staff member to complete an initial intake assessment.

The Evaluation process typically takes up to three visits, after which family members will have an opportunity to discuss the evaluation and receive a summary and resources.

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

  • Child Psychiatrist
  • Primary Care Provider
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • ABA Licensed Behavioral Analyst

*For Birth to Five services, please contact Southwest Human Development.

Your Individualized Care Plan

Your Individualized Plan

After your initial intake, you can expect a personalized service plan that addresses all the needs of your child. Your service plan will be consistently evaluated, monitored, and adjusted as your child's needs change.