What is the "best" way to have your child diagnosed with ASD? My small town doesn't have much, a great pediatrician that we see and one psychologist that is primarily for adults. She doesn't take our insurance. Can a pediatrician diagnose? My son is not an "obvious" candidate, but I truly feel he is on the spectrum and have used strategies that have been proven to work with spectrum children and they work wonders with him. I guess my question really is, where do I start?
@A MyAutismTeam Member - ASD is Autism Spectrum Disorder. That is what it is formally called now.
Get referral to specialist who has expertise with kids and can actually diagnose even if out of town. That is usually neurologist, development pediatrian or psychologist.