OHSU

Services & Treatment

Services we Provide

 

Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis

The CDRC Autism Program provides multi-disciplinary diagnostic evaluations for individuals ages 1 through adult when there is a referral question of autism spectrum disorder. Structured assessment instruments, informal observations, school information, behavior checklists, interviews, etc. are all used to gather information and come to team consensus about appropriate diagnostic and treatment recommendations.

Treatment

Pediatric specialty services are provided to address associated medical concerns. Families may be referred directly to OHSU pediatric specialists, such as a gastroenterologist, neurologist, geneticist, or sleep specialist.

Individualized therapy and parent training programs may be provided with speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists, based on the individual's clinical needs, insurance coverage, and proximity to OHSU.

Individual sessions with clinical psychologists may be provided to address behavioral issues such as food refusal and selectivity, sleep difficulties, aggressive or self-injurious behavior, and adaptive skills around safety.

Medication assessment and management to support ASD-associated difficulties such as mood, anxiety, or hyperactivity symptoms may be provided by psychiatrists or developmental pediatricians.