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As You Are is a specialty virtual care clinic that provides diagnostic evaluations for autism in children between 16 months and 10 years old. We’re here to help you give patients the gift of a shorter time-to-diagnosis. We can see families right away, from the comfort of their own home, in an entirely virtual setting through telehealth appointments.

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Appointments are available now!


We see kids 16 months – 10 years old.


We accept insurance, including Medicaid and TRICARE. Coverage may vary by state and is based on each child’s benefits plan. 


Care Sidekicks can provide care coordination services to help families get access to the appropriate intervention services as they receive a diagnosis.


Patients see dedicated Board Certified Physician every time.


We use CARS-2(obs) and TELE-ASD-PEDS (TAP) for our telehealth appointments


Referrals are welcome, but not required.


We provide comprehensive documentation so a child may pursue the recommended next steps or intervention services.

Our physicians are extensively trained to evaluate and diagnose children for autism using an evidence-based approach and assessments developed by experts in the field of autism during the pandemic, specifically to combat not being able to see patients in person.

Consistent with current standards, our evaluation process is complete in three individual telehealth video appointments, including a clinical interview, standardized behavioral observation utilizing the CARS-2(obs) and TELE-ASD-PEDS (TAP) based on the child’s age and results visit. Combining the efficiency of our virtual platform with our physicians’ expertise helps ensure that your patients get the attention they need to flourish.

How It Works

Provider refers a family to As You Are and the family receives an email with instructions on how to get started.
Parent or Guardian visits
Family provides basic information like family history, development and health history using the online questionnaire.
Family schedules the 1st of 3 appointments with their dedicated physician.
During the results (3rd) appointment, physician shares diagnosis with family for appropriate care.
As You Are Care Sidekicks are available to connect families with appropriate resources and guide the family along their journey after a diagnosis.

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Research Support for Evidence-Based Virtual Diagnostic Model

Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie, Somer Bishop, Wendy L. Stone, Lisa Ibanez, Alycia Halladay, Sylvie Goldman, Amy Kelly et al. “Rethinking autism spectrum disorder assessment for children during COVID-19 and beyond.” Autism Research (2021).

Lord, Catherine, et al. “The Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research in autism.” The Lancet (2021).

Guan, Xiaoning, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, and Lyn K. Sonnenberg. “Building Capacity for Community Pediatric Autism Diagnosis: A Systemic Review of Physician Training Programs.” Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 43, no. 1 (2022): 44-54.

Jang, Jina, Stormi Pulver White, Amy N. Esler, So Hyun Kim, Cheryl Klaiman, Jonathan T. Megerian, Amy Morse, Cy Nadler, and Stephen M. Kanne. “Diagnostic evaluations of autism spectrum disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (2021): 1-12.

Frazier, T. W., Chetcuti, L., Al‐Shaban, F. A., Haslam, N., Ghazal, I., Klingemier, E. W., … & Uljarević, M. (2023). “Categorical versus dimensional structure of autism spectrum disorder: A multi‐method investigation.” JCPP Advances, e12142.

Juárez AP, Weitlauf AS, Nicholson A, et al. “Early Identification of ASD Through Telemedicine: Potential Value for Underserved Populations.” J Autism Dev Disord. 2018;48(8):2601-2610. doi:10.1007/s10803-018-3524-y



Research Support for Measures

CARS-Obs: Sanchez, M. J., & Constantino, J. N. (2020). “Expediting clinician assessment in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.” Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 62(7), 806-812.

TELE-ASD-PEDS: Wagner, L., Corona, L. L., Weitlauf, A. S., Marsh, K. L., Berman, A. F., Broderick, N. A., … & Warren, Z. (2021). “Use of the TELE-ASD-PEDS for autism evaluations in response to COVID-19: Preliminary outcomes and clinician acceptability.” Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 51, 3063-3072

ASDQ: Frazier, T. W. et al., (2023) “Reliability of Autism Measures Reliability of Autism Measures.” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

M-CHAT-R: Mukherjee, S. B. (2020).  “Identification, evaluation, and management of children with autism spectrum disorder: American academy of pediatrics 2020 clinical guidelines.” Indian Pediatrics, 57, 959-962.