AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER EVALUATION
Institute of Health and Human Services at Appalachian State University and UNC TEACCH
Address: University Hall, Room 120 400 University Hall Drive, NC 28607 (Above Staples)
Description of Services: Provides multidisciplinary diagnostic services for the autism spectrum in Watauga and surrounding counties. The evaluation process is designed to describe the nature and extent of strengths and weaknesses in each of the primary areas associated with autism: Language and Communication, Social Skills, and Repetitive Behaviors. The assessment can also describe how these areas interact to affect a person’s quality of life. Other conditions often associated with the autism spectrum will be screened for so that appropriate referrals or recommendations can be made.
Ages Served: Preschool children to adults who are seeking to rule out or confirm a diagnosis of autism.
Service Area: Watauga and surrounding counties
Appalachian State University BCBS IHHS Interprofessional Health Clinic with the Charles E. & Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic & ASU Psychology Clinic
Autism ATRIUM (National Autism Association)
Description of Services: Educational initiative for the Autism community that provides a regular schedule of learning opportunities through free online webiNAARS as well as a series of blog entries by experts in topics affecting individuals with Autism and their families.
Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) of the Blue Ridge
Early Intervention Services
Phone: (828) 265-5391
Fax: (828) 265-5394
Address: 2359 HWY 105 Boone,NC 28607
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Description of Services: Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) provides services for the development of infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Services are for children birth up to 3 years old that have a developmental delay or established condition (a diagnosed physical or mental condition). The ITP provides a range of services to help families meet the developmental needs of their infant or toddler. Some of these include: evaluations, service coordination, physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, assistive technology, family support, and nutrition services.
Ages Served: Birth to age 3
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: No family is denied services because of inability to pay. Evaluation and service coordination are at no cost for the family. Medicaid and the family’s insurance are billed with permission.
Service Area: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey County
TEACCH- Asheville Center
Program for individuals and families on the Autism Spectrum
Phone: (828) 251-6319
Fax: (828) 251-6358
Address: 31 College Place, Building D, Suite 306 Asheville, NC 28801
Description of Services: The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program creates and cultivates the development of exemplary community-based services, training programs, and research to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and for their families across the lifespan.
Ages Served: All ages
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, as well as all qualified insurance plans. TEACCH will also accept cash, check, money orders, or credit/debit cares for any out-of-pocket expenses.
Service Area: State
* The Asheville center serves individuals in the Western region of North Carolina