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Autism Evaluations

For Ages 18 Months to 6 Years

Our Mission

There is a growing need in Fort Wayne for autism evaluations. Long wait lists have parents waiting several months to years for an evaluation and confirmed diagnosis. Because of this, many children are potentially missing out on crucial early intervention services that could make a difference in their lives.

Board certified speech-language pathologists, Mary Richardson and Brittany Hursh, are offering the service of autism evaluations to help parents along on their journey. Mary and Brittany have extensive backgrounds in working with children with autism and are specially trained in administration and interpretation of the diagnostic tools used to diagnose autism.


Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2)

The ADOS-2  is one of the most common assessment tools used for diagnosing autism in toddlers and children. It’s an activity-based assessment that evaluates your child’s communication skills, social interactions, and play skills.   

Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Second Edition (CARS-2)

The CARS-2 is a rating scale used to identify children with autism and distinguishing them from those with developmental disabilities. 

Preschool Language Scales - 5 Screening Test

The PLS-5 Screening Test helps identify infants, toddlers, and young children at risk for a language disorder. This test can help screen for a broad spectrum of skills within six speech and language areas  including language, articulation, connected speech, social/interpersonal communication, stuttering, and voice.

Evaluation Information


Pediatrician or Physician Referral

A referral from your child's pediatrician or family physician is required prior to the evaluation.  Your child's doctor is an important part of the team as they will determine any final diagnosis based on the results of the evaluation.

Click below to download a informational document to give to your child's doctor.


Comprehensive Report

A comprehensive report with scores, interpretations, and recommendations will be provided to you and to your referring physician. 

Your referring physician will give you a confirmation of diagnosis based on the results of the evaluation. 



Autism evaluations are a self-pay only service. 

Total cost of the evaluation is $800.

For questions about the evaluation process or to schedule an autism evaluation, contact Mary and Brittany here.

Meet the Team

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