A good place to start for most families is to get an understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other suspected developmental disorders. Early diagnosis and treatment are extremely important, so if you or your pediatrician have concerns, it is important to act and schedule an evaluation rather than wait. However, because wait times can often be lengthy, here is additional information for steps that you can take while you wait.
This information allows our team to make sure your family’s needs are best served within our Center and which provider is most appropriate to meet those needs. All information is required before the review process will begin and an appointment can be scheduled. Please allow 2-4 weeks after ALL information is received.
Contact the following for an evaluation for community or school-based services:
You can also contact SPEDTEX for special education in Texas at 1-855-773-3839 (855-SPEDTEX) or visit their website.
Consider hearing and vision screenings. You may need to contact your pediatrician for a referral.
If your child is experiencing delays in communication or motor skills, contact your pediatrician for a referral for occupational, speech, or physical therapy.