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As You Are is facing severe challenges within the healthcare payer space, forcing us to temporarily pause virtual autism evaluations for new patients. However, we're actively exploring options to reopen and continue our mission. Effective July 1, 2024, we are not accepting new patients - we hope on a temporary basis. This difficult decision allows us to focus on providing a seamless transition and continuity of care to our existing patients. For those who have already had an initial appointment, we will do our best to complete your evaluations and provide appropriate documentation and resource support. Over the past two years, we've helped nearly 18,000 children access timely care. While we're heartbroken that current circumstances prevent us from serving new patients, we remain committed to supporting families and are cautiously optimistic about the future. During this (hopefully) temporary pause, please know the following: We're prioritizing care for existing patients and those mid-evaluation. We're in promising discussions with potential partners to create a sustainable future. For questions, appointment cancellations, or documentation requests, please email [email protected]. If you're seeking a new autism evaluation, we recommend contacting your insurance provider for a list of covered autism diagnostic clinics. Additional resources include Autism Speaks and Beaming Health. We deeply appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. Please check our website regularly for updates as we navigate this process. We hope to have more positive news to share soon. Thank you for your continued trust in As You Are. Our commitment to timely, accessible autism care remains unwavering, and we're doing everything possible to resume our services. Your As You Are Team

Virtual Autism Diagnostic Evaluations for Kids

As You Are is a virtual clinic with a team of physicians who specialize in guiding families along their autism journey.

Do you ever notice things about your child while they play, interact or communicate? Maybe you are unsure if a diagnostic assessment is needed, but you wish you could chat with a doctor? We’re here to help!

  • Great option for kids 16 months – 10 years
  • Referrals are not required
  • We accept insurance
  • We provide a benefits investigation for every family before the 1st appointment

Our  physicians will help you understand if the behaviors you’re seeing can be best explained by autism or another diagnosis.

At As You Are, we equip parents with the knowledge and resources they need to help their children flourish. Bring your whole self. Bring your whole family. As You Are.

  • Appointments are available now, no waitlist!
  • 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.
  • Every family gets an individual benefits investigation before the first appointment to understand the potential cost
  • Referrals are welcome, but not required.
  • We use telehealth appointments – virtually, from the comfort of home.
  • See your dedicated Board Certified Physician every time.
  • Families can receive support to help them navigate accessing appropriate care and resources after receiving a diagnosis.

New York Mother has Hope after Getting an Autism Evaluation for her Son in 4 Weeks versus 4 Years

Theresa Starke’s  4-year-old son, Calvin, has spent half of his life on a waitlist for an autism evaluation. Feeling the ripple effects and being overwhelmed she turned to the internet. She typed the words “Families dealing with autism and where to find help” and discovered As You Are. “It was like having the Empire State building taken off my shoulders,” says Theresa Starke. Read the full story.

How It Works

Our evaluation process is complete in three individual telehealth video appointments, including a clinical interview, standardized behavioral observation and results appointment. Depending on the needs of the child, additional appointments may be required. During the results discussion, our physicians will provide a diagnosis that is most appropriate for your child. Not all children receive a diagnosis of autism because another diagnosis may be a better fit. Referrals are not required.

Other diagnoses children may receive include: Expressive speech delay, Receptive speech delay, Sensory processing disorder, Generalized anxiety, Global developmental delay.

Together, we can help families better understand whether the symptoms they are seeing are best explained by an autism diagnosis or another diagnosis, guiding them to the best next steps.

Step 1

Parent or Guardian can schedule an appointment directly on OR Providers can refer a family to As You Are at, and the family will receive an email with instructions on how to get started.

Step 2

Family provides basic information like family history, development and health history using the online questionnaire.

Step 3

Family schedules the 1st of 3 appointments with their dedicated physician. Depending on the needs of the child, additional appointments may be required.

Step 4

During the results appointment, physician shares diagnosis with family for appropriate care.

Step 5

As You Are Care Sidekicks™ are available to connect families with appropriate resources and guide the family along their journey after a diagnosis.

We Think Your Child is Awesome.

It’s why we opened our virtual clinic.

Together we’ll get to a diagnosis, make a plan you feel great about, and coordinate ongoing care.

Start Small. Build big.

We know the process can be long and frustrating. That’s why As You Are is here – to help you navigate every step of the way and give you and your child valuable time back. Our process only takes a few minutes to get started, and no referral is needed.

You can get started below and help us learn more about your child. Here’s a peek into what our process looks like from start to finish.

Meet Our Physicians

Our physicians are specifically trained to diagnose neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism, and work with your family to create an evidence-based care plan.

Your Partner

Our approach automates the evaluation process helping us provide a more accurate and timely diagnosis. This allows our physicians to spend more quality time with your family and allows outside specialists to focus on difficult and complex cases.

We Accept

AetnaBlue Cross Blue ShieldMedicaidTRICAREUnited Healthcare

Don’t see your health insurance provider listed? Don’t get discouraged! We work with commercial insurance plans, TRICARE, traditional state Medicaid plans and managed care partners. We are constantly expanding our relationships as we grow. And, as a part of our process, our support team will review a child’s insurance benefits with their parent or guardian before the first appointment. To get started families can submit this form or contact our support team at 866.219.8595Participation may vary by state and each child’s health insurance benefits.

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