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ADOS Testing In Michigan. A Complete Guide.

The ADOS is a standardized test that measures social skills, communication skills, and behaviors in children. The purpose of the test is to help determine whether a child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or another developmental disability. The ADOS is a series of tests that are administered by trained clinicians in a clinical setting. It … Read more

How To Get An Autism Diagnosis and Services. Actionable Advice For Parents Through Personal Experience

Sharon Tonnies is a twin mom and an autism advocate. She and her husband, have 16-year-old twin boys, and have been married for 19 years. Sharon supports the Autism Alliance of Michigan and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Council of Exceptional Children as well as the Consumer Advisory Board for … Read more

Approved Autism Evaluation Centers in Michigan (AAEC)

Approved Autism Evaluation Center in Michigan AAEC

In Michigan, insurance companies require an official autism assessment evaluation to be done at an AAEC (Autism Assessment and Evaluation Center) before approving ABA therapy services. However, due to long wait times at AAEC sites (1-2 years wait), most parents choose to have a qualified autism assessment done much earlier by a qualified health professional … Read more

Early Signs of Autism Often Missed By Pediatricians

autism signs missed pediatricians

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that affects communication, social skills, and behavior. While it can be diagnosed at any age, it is categorized as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms become most prominent in the first two years of life. Autism is classified as a spectrum due to the wide variation in the severity … Read more