If you can connect with people in your area who are part of the autism community (social skill group leaders, behaviorists, etc.), they can probably give you some names. As you say, autism is a separate issue that really benefits from extra time. There are autism clinics, also. A clinic will usually do multi-faceted, so then you get OT, SLP. I'm taking my ds for some more testing by another SLP who specializes in social thinking. Like you would think oh superfluous, he has lots of language, but actually I suspect that this one eval would probably turn out to be the most insightful of ANYTHING we've done so far. We'll see, but I think so.
The person doing this eval is from the training list for dynamic social assessments at SocialThinking.com We got introduced on how to do them and why you want them at the conference, and now I'm really psyched. She's going to run some additional standardized tools. Should be very interesting, and she can correlate it to IEP goals.
Remember, the issue is not just what the DSM label is. That's the easy part. The hard part is sorting out what to DO with that info, how you apply it, how you make a difference. So I like multi-factored evals, whether it's piecemeal or at a clinic. The more eyes, the more perspectives, the better.
Edited by OhElizabeth, 10 May 2017 - 09:52 PM.