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Unable to Find an Autism Evaluation for Her Son in Pittsburgh, This Local Mom Turns to Telehealth

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – There are parents all over the country sitting on extremely long waitlists for autism evaluations for their kids, but Jessica from Pittsburgh was running into issues even joining a waitlist. She was having a hard time finding an appointment for her 2-year-old son, Kyle. 

She said, “The wait times here were just too long. A couple of the places said they weren’t even taking new patients, and the others were just way too long to even join.”

Things started to turn around when Kyle’s early intervention care coordinator recommended she check out As You Are, a virtual clinic that provides autism diagnostic evaluations through telehealth appointments. She scheduled an appointment on As You Are’s website right away, and Kyle was diagnosed with autism in less than a month. 

“My experience was awesome. They really went above and beyond,” she said. “The doctor was very personable, and you can tell she cares about what she does.”

Not only did the family have a positive experience with the doctor, but Jessica explained that they were also happy with the assistance they received from the Care Sidekick, which helped connect them to services in their area. 

“The Care Sidekick has been really good with checking up and providing suggestions for centers in the area, as well as providing documentation to different places for different things,” Jessica said. “The team has been very efficient and helpful. I can always call and get a hold of someone.”

They went from not being able to find an appointment anywhere to getting the answers they needed in less than a month, and Jessica was thrilled with the care Kyle received.

“I recommend As You Are to everyone,” she said. “Places around here aren’t typically like that, they tend to just treat people like a number.”

Do you have questions about your child’s development? The team at As You Are provides diagnostic evaluations for kids 16 months to 10 years old via telehealth appointments along with useful resources, including an online autism screening. Learn more at

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