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Diagnostic Services

Do You Suspect Autism?

If you see signs of autism in yourself or your child of any age, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) may be able to help. Our Diagnostic Services Team can help individuals and families get clarity on developmental or social differences. An accurate diagnosis of autism is the first step on the right path toward effective intervention.

Diagnostic Services Program

Our staff of licensed psychologists and skilled technicians have expertise in diagnosing autism in individuals ages 7 and younger. The resulting diagnosis for all clients is based on the criteria for autism spectrum disorder according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The process begins with a developmental history interview completed by phone with a parent or caregiver. Then, our assessment includes the Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment (NODA), a smartphone-based system that lets parents record and send videos to our staff for analysis in advance of the on-site evaluation. NODA improves the breadth of information available to our staff and significantly shortens the length of time you need to spend in our office for the rest of the evaluation. At the end of your appointment, the psychologist will meet with you to review the results of the evaluation and guide your next steps. If criteria for autism are met, our report will include all the information you need to get started with a treatment program either at SARRC or with another agency.

Contacting Us

Please note, we routinely experience a high volume of callers in need of an evaluation. Evaluations are scheduled between 8 to 12 weeks from the time of our call. We have a limited number of appointments available and do not maintain a waitlist. To schedule an appointment please call or contact us online. A member of our team will call you back in the order of messages received. Appointments are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Easy Access Autism Screening Program

If you have any questions about your child’s development, notice that your child is not doing things other children are doing, or you see behaviors that seem different or odd, we recommend you call for a free developmental assessment. SARRC’s Easy Access Autism Screening program makes it easier than ever to have your child’s developmental concerns addressed. If you have concerns about your child’s development, an experienced staff member will complete a free screening assessment over the phone in about 10 minutes.


Parent training for families of young children

Children's Services

Early intervention and beyond

Teen & Adult Services

We're here to help navigate your next steps

Community School

Preschool program for children with & without ASD

Family Services

Coaching, connection & education

Parent Training

Individual coaching & parent education


Support for parents of infants

Easy Access Autism Screening

Free developmental assessment

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