Emotion emoticons used by a psychologist during a testing session with a child with an autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Screenings


If you have ever wondered if you or your child’s struggle to manage minor changes, sensory sensitivities/preferences and social skills could actually be an ASD diagnosis, Waypoint Wellness Center is now offering ASD screenings! ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties with language and communication, social relationships and emotional responses, and sensory use and interests. It can look different depending on age and gender. 

Our screenings are open to all ages (PreK through Adult)

The screening appointment will be one hour long, and includes a battery of standardized tests, consultation, and recommendations from a qualified psychologist. You will receive an evaluation performance sheet that illustrates the standardized assessment results compared to others your age/grade. Your results could result in an official ASD diagnosis, or may signal potential markers for Autism Spectrum Disorders which may warrant additional assessment. 

Due to the limited nature of the screening evaluation, there could be potential alternative diagnostic explanations for ASD symptoms. Therefore, it may be clinically necessary to gather additional information with a comprehensive psychological evaluation. Importantly, due to the screening nature of this evaluation, the information gathered is limited, and thus additional potential psychiatric diagnoses are deferred. Together, you and your evaluator will discuss the next steps and if you choose to move forward with a full psychological evaluation within 6 months of the screening evaluation, we will subtract the screening cost. For example, $3,000 (full evaluation) – $750 (screening evaluation) = $2,250. 

Common markers for ASD

  • Struggle to manage monitor changes
  • Tiresome or difficult to communicate with others
  • Family history of ASD
  • Bothered by noises, smells, textures 
  • Other sensory sensitivities/preferences
  • Difficulties with transitions
  • Strong emotional reactions