Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects 1 in 44 children. Although often diagnosed in childhood, certain cases may not be diagnosed until late teens or early adulthood. Additionally, it can be challenging to differentiate ASD from psychiatric conditions such as anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, trauma, and more. BainHWC offers psychological evaluations for individuals ages 8 to 21 to determine if they fall into the autism spectrum. Dr. Bain has worked with youth with ASD for over a decade at hospitals, clinics, and schools and is trained in diagnosing and treating children with ASD (using the ADOS-2, the gold standard to evaluate ASD). She offers a “whole person” approach to evaluations and integrates findings from the developmental history, observations by family, teachers, and other providers, data from testing, and input from the individual.

If you want to know more, schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation.


No, I am not taking insurance, but the report will come with an invoice accepted by most insurance companies for reimbursement.
The cost of the assessment may vary depending on the situation. Please schedule a time for a phone consultation or email me at for more information.
1st session – Intake
The caregiver provides information about the child’s history and completes some questionnaires.
(60 to 90mins)
2nd session – Testing
The testing session with the child and the parent. (2-4 hours)
3rd session – Feedback
Feedback session where the findings and recommendations will be provided. (30-50mins)
All evaluations come with a report that includes results and recommendations, which will provide helpful information for the treatment providers and schools. Additionally, the autism evaluations meet Massachusetts DDS criteria for eligibility review. The report will typically be returned within 5-6 weeks after the completion of testing.
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