As a courtesy, we offer the autism assessment in 3 parts:
It starts with the autism screening (1), which will indicate if
pursuing a formal diagnosis is warranted. If so, you can continue
with the diagnostic assessment (2), resulting in a formal diagnosis.
The assessment process concludes with an independent
medical review (3) if you so require or desire.
The 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.
The screening consists of the following:
At the end of the screening process, Dr. Engelbrecht will advise whether continuing with the diagnostic assessment is warranted.
The waiting time for the screening report is
up to 12 weeks after submitting your documents.
The diagnostic assessment consists of:
Interview invite: within 8 weeks from your file upload.
Interview appointment: up to 6 weeks from your date of invite.
Diagnostic report: within 12 weeks after your interview appointment.
The medical review consists of:
The waiting time for the assessment report is up to
8 weeks after your diagnostic interview appointment.
Once the assessment process is complete,
you can get the following post-diagnostic services:
We work as a multidisciplinary team with a diverse blend of practice, experience, and expertise. Our team includes a registered psychotherapist and a 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. 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
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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