What To Expect

Are You Struggling To Get An Appointment Or Diagnosis?

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 years to get a diagnosis, but our pediatricians can get your family answers within weeks.

Our pediatricians are trained to conduct evaluations for autism virtually. Our process keeps you and your child in a familiar environment. We’ll be connected virtually through each of your child’s three virtual appointments and at your side, every step of the way.

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 already certain that you want to schedule a visit with a pediatrician, you can go directly to our scheduling process.

If you are interested in learning more about your child’s risk for autism, we offer a free online questionnaire to learn a bit about your child, their behavior patterns and your family history. This should take you less than 10-15 minutes to complete and will provide you with a risk determination based on your answers.

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 and medical history, and provide your insurance and/or method of payment.

Our team is available to answer any questions you might have regarding your insurance coverage and patient responsibility portion.

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. You will receive confirmation that your appointment is on hold subject to your paperwork being completed. We will make multiple attempts to connect with you and 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. This email will also contain the instructions for scheduling your next appointment.

The As You Are Autism Evaluation Process utilizes three separate appointments, so once you’ve scheduled your second appointment, your confirmation email will contain another link to schedule your third and final evaluation appointment. You will receive separate emails with the details for each of these appointments once they are scheduled.

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 intake forms prior to your appointment. Forget where they are? Double check your email as noted above for the links to use.

You will receive an email prior to your appointment with detailed instructions on everything from how to set up the room to what toys you will need. Read through them 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
    • Hard to open, clear storage container with a snack inside.
  • 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 doc and activities
1st Appointment Meet your doc 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 already certain that you want to schedule a visit with a pediatrician, you can go directly to our scheduling process.

If you are interested in learning more about your child’s risk for autism, we offer a free online questionnaire to learn a bit about your child, their behavior patterns and your family history. This should take you less than 10-15 minutes to complete and will provide you with a risk determination based on your answers.

 

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 and medical history, and provide your insurance and/or method of payment.

Our team is available to answer any questions you might have regarding your insurance coverage and patient responsibility portion.

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. You will receive confirmation that your appointment is on hold subject to your paperwork being completed. We will make multiple attempts to connect with you and 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. This email will also contain the instructions for scheduling your next appointment.

The As You Are Autism Evaluation Process utilizes three separate appointments, so once you’ve scheduled your second appointment, your confirmation email will contain another link to schedule your third and final evaluation appointment. You will receive separate emails with the details for each of these appointments once they are scheduled.

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 intake forms prior to your appointment. Forget where they are? Double check your email as noted above for the links to use.

You will receive an email prior to your appointment with detailed instructions on everything from how to set up the room to what toys you will need. Read through them 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
    • Hard to open, clear storage container with a snack inside.
  • 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 pediatrician. Our physicians have training in diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder, and our team is here for you along this journey.

When you receive a final diagnosis, whether it is autism or not, your dedicated pediatrician 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.

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