Autism Testing in Michigan
Autism spectrum disorder affects millions of families around the world. It is not curable, but it is entirely manageable. The key to living with autism is to get a proper diagnosis and seek the appropriate treatment. Autism comes with a number of strengths, not just struggles. Treatment allows people with autism to utilize their strengths to overcome their difficulties. These are tools they can use their entire lives.
CNLD Testing & Therapy is a trusted provider of autism testing in Michigan. Our office is located at:
CNLD Testing & Therapy
5864 Interface Dr., Ste. D
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
If you’d like an appointment with one of our providers, please call (734) 994-9466. We accept many forms of insurance, and we’ll gladly answer your questions.
What Is Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that impacts social communication, executive functioning, attention spans, movements, and how people interact with the world. As the name suggests, autism symptoms are on a spectrum. No two people experience autism the same way. Thus, each person with autism has unique coping strategies.
Autism symptoms may overlap other conditions, so it is important not to assume that your child has autism just because they have certain behaviors. The best way to determine if your child has autism is with a professional evaluation. CNLD Testing & Therapy offers autism testing in Michigan. Reach out today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our autism screening process.
How Is Autism Diagnosed?
Autism testing varies based on each child’s needs. For instance, a child getting diagnosed as a toddler may have different indicators than an older child or teen. Autism testing may include interviews with the child and/or family, plus a behavioral assessment. Approximately 1 in 44 American children have been diagnosed with autism, but that number increases with awareness and testing accessibility.
Common signs of autism include:
- Avoiding eye contact
- Repeating phrases or reenacting scenes from shows/movies
- Not responding to their name or talking as much as their peers
- “Stimming” – rocking back and forth, flicking fingers, and other self-stimulatory activities
- Getting overstimulated by sounds, lights, or commotion
- Trouble understanding sarcasm, body language, and emotional cues
- Difficulty communicating feelings
If you’ve noticed these behaviors, it may be time to schedule autism testing in Michigan. One of our experienced clinicians can assess the situation and provide a definitive diagnosis. Contact CNLD Testing & Therapy at (734) 994-9466 to get started.
Educational Advocacy and Support Long after the Diagnosis
Autism testing is the first step in a long journey. Our specialists can help every step of the way. We provide educational advocacy to help you access support in schools, and we offer executive functions coaching to help people on the spectrum conquer their struggles.
An educational advocate can help you understand some of the support tools available to you. If you’re worried about how to talk to your child’s school or how to advocate for your child, one of our experts can walk you through the process. We want you well-equipped to face the challenges that may come with autism.
Additional Testing Services and Mental Healthcare from CNLD Testing & Therapy
If autism isn’t the only source of struggles, we can diagnose other causes. In fact, we specialize in complex cases. Additional testing services include learning disability testing, ADHD testing, anxiety testing, neurological disorder testing, NVLD testing, IQ testing, and other psychological evaluations.
Additionally, we provide mental health support for children, adults, couples, and families. Our goal is to help long after a diagnosis so that you can achieve the best quality of life. Take advantage of personalized, confidential, and proven counseling services that give you coping skills for the future. The licensed therapists and clinical psychologists at CNLD Testing & Therapy are here to help.
Nearly 42 million adults see a therapist every year. Some work with their therapist on a long-term, weekly basis, and others only see a therapist for a short time. No matter where your journey may take you, we’ll be there to guide you through it.