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Re Diagnosing, Who Does It?

Re Diagnosing, Who Does It?

So we had a developmental pediatrician in Japan diagnose our son with Autism. It hasn't been a year yet, but our insurance (we are military, not sure if this is for everyone) has changed their requirements that every 2 years the child needs to be reevaluated/ diagnosed.
Next year we will need to do that in order for our son to keep receiving ABA therapy. They mentioned getting a psychiatrist to evaluate him. So I'm wondering, who is the best person to diagnose a toddler? I am sure… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

A psychologist or developmental pediatrician familiar with the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) and DSM-5 criteria should be able to diagnose for ASD.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

A neurologist is a good choice, but we have DX from 3 different doctors. Neuro, psychiatrist and the PCP. I think it is kind of dumb for them to require a DX every two years autism doesn't change. Seems like a wall they put up so people will just give up because they don't want to keep getting evaluations.

I am not sure how the rules work in another country but it may complicate things. If you were in the states I would say to apply for SSI and state Medicaid to avoid all of that but I am not sure you can do that.

posted over 3 years ago
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