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specialized testing and diagnosis for children who may have autism

If you think your child may have autism, you want answers as soon as possible. Dayton Children's has a team to evaluate for children who may have autism. Patients specifically referred for concerns for autism are asked to complete a questionnaire with birth, family information, description of concerns and developmental milestones. Based on parent and referring provider feedback, we may schedule the patient in the autism diagnostic clinic. For an autism assessment, a developmental pediatrician and a child psychologist may see the patient together or individually. The psychologist does appropriate testing depending on the child’s symptoms and  the developmental pediatrician will assess any medical, behavioral or developmental symptoms. We strive to provide a diagnosis, autism or otherwise, at the time the patient is seen and to recommend services or further referral. 

The autism diagnostic clinic only sees new patients until the fifth birthday. Patients who are referred for autism between ages four and five may be seen by one of the developmental pediatrics providers and if autism is a concern the patient may be referred for additional testing.

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For more information about the autism diagnostic services at Dayton Children’s, please call 937-641-4000. Appointments are available with a physician referral.

MyKidsChart makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your child’s care team, view your child’s medication information and receive important health reminders by email.

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Mary Beth DeWitt, PhD., Division Chief

behavioral health, psychology
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Eileen F. Kasten, MD, Division Chief

developmental pediatrics
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Tahira Adelekan, MD

developmental pediatrics
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Carolina Cuba Bustinza, MD

developmental pediatrics
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Elisha Eveleigh, Ph.D.

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Jennifer Lapin, MD

developmental pediatrics
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Craig Boreman, MD

developmental pediatrics
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frequently asked questions

What if my child has autism? What if he doesn’t? And more.

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Find organizations that provide help and support for families dealing with autism.

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