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Autism assessments

Are you looking for an autism diagnosis?
Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht ND RP can help!

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Autistic herself—as well as being a licensed
diagnostician with extensive training in autism—
Dr. Engelbrecht ND RP is highly qualified to guide
you through the assessment process


Dr. Engelbrecht ND RP’s assessment will help you gain
a deeper understanding and appreciation of yourself
or affirm who you have always known yourself to be

An assessment by Dr. Engelbrecht ND RP can result in a
better understanding of yourself. An assessment may also
help you capitalize on your strengths and help you
improve challenging areas of your life.

It can also help your partner(s), colleagues, friends,
and family better understand your strengths and
unique qualities. And with a formal diagnosis,
you may be able to get accommodations or
access local resources.


This is a service
provided for adults
(18+)

Assessment service

As a courtesy, we offer the autism assessment in 3 parts:

Part 1

The first step is the autism screening—a preliminary
assessment of your autistic traits. For some people,
the autism screening is sufficient to satisfy their needs

Part 2

Based on your screening results, you may wish to pursue
a formal diagnosistic assessment. If so, you can continue
with the diagnostic assessment—resulting in a formal
assessment by Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht ND RP

Note

As of October 17th, 2013, naturopathic doctors in Ontario are granted the right to diagnose by the government

Part 3

A medical doctor’s review of the assessment is an optional
third step, which may be required in some jurisdictions

Note

Dr. Engelbrecht ND RP is a naturopathic doctor and registered psychotherapist. Before requesting forms, please be sure to check with the provider to whom you will be submitting those forms to ensure that her credentials are sufficient for their requirements


This 3-part system allows you to do the assessment
at a speed that is comfortable for you

It also allows you to divide the cost over time. If your data
indicates that continuing is not warranted, or the screening
is sufficient to satisfy your needs, you do not have to spend
additional time and money on the rest of the process

Part 1

Autism screening

The autism screening consists of the following:

  • 15 questions regarding your traits,
    history, and challenges
  • 7 psychometrics (empirically validated)
  • A review of your information, based
    on the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria
  • A 15+ page report based on the findings

Waiting time

The waiting time for the screening report is
3–6 weeks after submitting your documents

Part 2

Diagnostic assessment

The diagnostic assessment consists of:

  • An additional 13+ psychometrics
    (empirically validated)
  • A 30–50 minutes-long clinical interview via teleconference, based on the ADOS-2 Module 4
  • A review of your information, based
    on the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria
  • A comprehensive diagnostic report based on the data acquired during the assessment process
  • In addition to assessing for autism, the following commonly co-occurring conditions are screened and diagnosed if criteria are met: ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, alexithymia, and OCD
  • A 40+ page report based on the findings

Waiting time
  • Diagnostic report: up to 2–4 weeks after the diagnostic interview has taken place
  • Clinical interview: You will be invited to book an interview with Dr. Engelbrecht ND RP within 12–16 weeks after completing your diagnostic questionnaire
Part 3

Independent MD review of diagnostic assessment

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Part 3 involves an independent review of the diagnostic assessment by a medical doctor. In some jurisdictions this may be required


Waiting time
  • The waiting time for the diagnostic report with the medical review is subject to the medical doctor’s availability

Post-assessment
service

Below is the service we offer
after you have been diagnosed

Post-diagnostic service

Accommodations

Once the assessment process is complete,
you can get a letter of accommodation (LOA),
which provides a written statement of the academic
or work accommodations recommended for you


The assessment team

We work as a multidisciplinary team with a diverse blend of
practice, experience, and expertise. Our team includes a registered psychotherapist and a medical physician. Where necessary,
we have access to external resources and can refer clients to appropriate practitioners or service providers that may
compliment and build on our own expertise

Our team is available to assess, interpret and apply individual test results in order to consider them in a broader clinical or medical context, including for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment, following the establishment of an appropriate clinical relationship

Included as part of the multidisciplinary team is
Dr. Jagpreet Arora MD. Dr. Arora has practiced as a licensed
medical physician in Ontario since 1985. Her practice has for
years included the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of
patients with autism spectrum disorders

The team also consists of multiple individuals on the autism spectrum who are available to provide support to clients. These include professionally designated health practitioners licensed and trained to service clients in the
autistic community.

About the screening

The online screening was developed to provide an easy to use but clinically validated means to screen and assess autistic traits and qualification for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis

NB: No diagnosis is made based on application of the screening tool alone. A formal diagnosis will require formalized assessment by a qualified practitioner in the context of an established clinical relationship (part 2 of the assessment process)

The assessment tool we rely upon at Embrace Autism is a compilation of clinically validated and long used psychometric assessment tools that are broadly applied by practitioners in the field. Our tool also builds on more specialized screening tools that are specific to our practice, though they may also be applied by others

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