The problem with obtaining a diagnosis of whether or not your child may have autism is the fact that trained clinicians are backlogged with requests for autism testing. This is in part due to that the incidence of autism is high (now 1 in 68) and the testing procedures are lengthy requiring hours rather than minutes for a proper evaluation.
Autism is typically diagnosed though a 93-question questionnaire called the “Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised” (ADI-R) test and/or via a behavior observation evaluation of the child in question with the “Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule” (ADOS) exam.
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