How It Works

Is a virtual autism evaluation the right decision for my family?

Your child’s brain is primed for learning early in life, making an early diagnosis crucial. Yet, the amount of time it takes to get a diagnosis can be long and the pandemic has only made the wait even greater.

It can take months to years to get a diagnosis, but our physicians can get your family answers within weeks.

Our physicians are specially trained to conduct evaluations for autism virtually using an evidence-based approach and assessments. Our evaluation process can be completed in just three individual virtual video appointments, including a clinical interview (discussion with the physician), standardized behavioral observation and results visit – all from the comfort of your home, keeping you and your child in a familiar environment.

Getting started with scheduling your child’s autism evaluation with As You Are is simple.

We’ll guide you through every step.

 

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How it Works

1. Decide you are ready for a virtual appointment

If you are ready to schedule an evaluation with a physician, you can go directly to our scheduling process by clicking the “Schedule An Evaluation” button at the top of the page.

If you aren’t sure of whether or not to schedule an appointment, we offer a free online screening to learn a bit about your child, their behavior patterns and your family history. This should take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will provide you with your child’s current probability of autism based on their age – this is the first step of the diagnostic process.

2. Provide health information

If the screening results indicate a possibility of autism, you’ll have the option to schedule a formal evaluation. From here you’ll be asked to complete your child’s health information, medical history, and provide your insurance and/or method of payment.

Our team is here to help! As a part of our process, we will review your child’s insurance benefits and the potential out of pocket patient responsibility with the parent or guardian before the first visit with a physician.

Click here to find out more information on billing and payment options.

3. Get your virtual visits scheduled

Once the above step is completed, you will be prompted to choose a date and time for your first virtual appointment. Once you select your appointment date and time, you will receive confirmation that your appointment is on hold subject completion of your paperwork. We will make multiple attempts to remind you or assist with this process!

If your paperwork hasn’t been completed within 48 hours of selecting your appointment time, we may need to release this appointment to another family.

Once all the required paperwork is completed you will receive a confirmation email with your appointment details.

The As You Are Autism Evaluation Process consists of three separate appointments. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your appointment details and instructions on how to join when it’s time. Our team will help you schedule your remaining appointments after your first appointment with your dedicated physician.

If you have any questions our team is happy to help!

4. Prep for your first virtual visit

First things first – please make sure you have completed and submitted all of your paperwork prior to your appointment. Forget where they are? Double check your email. The forms will come from “As You Are.”

You will also receive an email or text (must opt-in on the paperwork) prior to your appointment with detailed instructions on everything from how to set up the room to what toys you will need. Read through the information carefully to help ensure a great experience for both you and your child.

Preparation Checklist
Devices

  • Device with video and audio capabilities – tablet, laptop, or desktop is recommended.
  • Items around your house to have available during your virtual appointment:
    Toys

    • A few toys you’ve already got on hand, like a ball, toy cars, baby doll, stuffed animals, puzzles, bubbles, etc.
      Snack
    • Something your child needs your help to open. For example, a cookie jar, bubble jar, plastic container – something your child cannot open on their own.
  • Choose a quiet, secluded, enclosed location with limited distractions (e.g, TV, fun siblings) and ensure your camera isn’t directly facing a window.
Click “Get Started” and answer a few questions
Click “Get Started” and answer a few questions
Schedule formal evaluation
Schedule formal evaluation
1st Appointment Meet your physician and activities
1st Appointment Meet your physician and activities
2nd Appointment More activities and observations
2nd Appointment More activities and observations
3rd Appointment Evaluation results
3rd Appointment Evaluation results
Care Sidekick and family work on next steps together
Care Sidekick and family work on next steps together

How it Works

 

1. Decide you are ready for a virtual appointment

If you are ready to schedule an appointment with a physician, you can go directly to our scheduling process.

If you aren’t sure of whether or not to schedule an appointment, we offer a free online questionnaire to learn a bit about your child, their behavior patterns and your family history. This should take you about 10-15 minutes to complete and will provide you with your child’s current probability of autism based on their age – this is the first step of the diagnostic process.

 

2. Provide health information

If the screening results indicate a possibility of autism, you’ll have the option to schedule a formal evaluation. From here you’ll be asked to complete your child’s health information, medical history, and provide your insurance and/or method of payment.

Our team is here to help! As a part of our process, we will review your child’s insurance benefits and the potential out of pocket patient responsibility with the parent or guardian before the first visit with a physician.

Click here to find out more information on billing and payment options.

 

3. Get your virtual visits scheduled

Once the above step is completed, you will be prompted to choose a date and time for your first virtual appointment. Once you select your appointment date and time, you will receive confirmation that your appointment is on hold subject completion of your paperwork. We will make multiple attempts to remind you or assist with this process!

If your paperwork hasn’t been completed within 48 hours of selecting your appointment time, we will need to release this appointment to another family.

Once all the required paperwork is completed you will receive a confirmation email with your appointment details.

The As You Are Autism Evaluation Process consists of three separate appointments. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your appointment details and instructions on how to join when it’s time. Our team will help you schedule your remaining appointments after your first appointment with your dedicated physician.

If you have any questions our team is happy to help!

 

4. Prep for your first virtual visit

First things first – please make sure you have completed and submitted all of your paperwork prior to your appointment. Forget where they are? Double check your email. The forms will come from “As You Are.”

You will also receive an email or text (must opt-in on the paperwork) prior to your appointment with detailed instructions on everything from how to set up the room to what toys you will need. Read through the information carefully to help ensure a great experience for both you and your child.

 

Check out this video to help you and your child prepare for your virtual appointment.

Use the checklist below to help along the way.

Preparation Checklist
Devices

  • Device with video and audio capabilities – tablet, laptop, or desktop is recommended.
  • Items around your home to have available during your virtual appointment:
    Toys

    • A few toys you’ve already got on hand, like a ball, toy cars, baby doll, stuffed animals, puzzles, bubbles, etc.
      Snack
    • Something your child needs your help to open. For example, a cookie jar, bubble jar, plastic container – something your child cannot open on their own.
  • Choose a quiet, secluded, enclosed location with limited distractions (e.g, TV, fun siblings) and ensure your camera isn’t directly facing a window.

5. Get Seen.

It’s time for your appointments! Your child will have three individual virtual appointments with the physician. Our team is here for you along this journey.

When you receive your results, whether it is autism or not, your dedicated physician will walk you through everything you need to know. You’ll also walk through next steps for you and your child as well as get connected with any supplemental resources – all on your third virtual visit.

Get started now

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