Miami County Board of Developmental
Disabilities (Riverside)
1625 Troy Sidney Road
Troy, Ohio 45373
Phone: (937) 440-3000
Email: info@riversidedd.org
MUI Reporting Hotline: (937) 440-3001*
*If after hours, ask for the SSA On-Call.

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AUTISM EVALUATION

Like any other disability, an autism diagnosis can come with many questions both for the child and the family. Riverside's Early Intervention (EI) Department is here to help you and your loved one through the process. EI is a statewide system providing coordinated services to young children with disabilities and their families. Through home and community-based collaboration, you and your team work together to provide ongoing support for your child with autism. Your EI team will include a service coordinator and a team of providers who work with you in your home or other places where your family spends its time.

If you have a child between the ages of 0-2 and suspect s/he may have autism, please contact (937) 440-3099. When you first contact us, an EI Service Coordinator will ask questions and refer you to our team of professionals for an assessment. We will then refer you to the team physician to either diagnose or rule out autism. Our team, including the EI Service Coordinator, will support and work with you and your child throughout the process.

A Local Option

For residents of Miami County, there is an autism evaluation option offered locally through Riverside's Autism Diagnosis Education Project (ADEP).

 

Our ADEP team, which includes a local physician, receives ongoing training to assess and help children ages 18 months until the age of 3 who are suspected of having autism.

The Advantages

  • Less wait time for appointments, leading to an earlier diagnosis

  • Comprehensive and standardized tests, ensuring accuracy and consistency

  • No "wait and see" approach

  • Multi-disciplinary team

Why a Diagnosis Matters

If you suspect your child has autism, please contact

our ADEP team at (937) 440-3099.

Research indicates that the earlier a child is diagnosed and receives appropriate intervention, the easier it is to offset the effect of the disability. A diagnosis along with the team's guidance, can help you formulate a plan to help your child reach their potential.

About ADEP

The Autism Diagnosis Education Project (ADEP) for children ages 18 months to 3 years old is coordinated and funded collaboratively between the

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), the Family Learning Child Center and Akron Children's Hospital.

Motor Skills

Lack of imitation, inability to follow pointed finger, repetitive motions

Meet our ADEP Team

Made up of developmental specialists, therapists and a local physician, Miami County's ADEP Team is equipped to answer your questions, listen to your concerns and support your family.

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Kathy

Greenawalt-Cherry

EI Director, LSW &

Developmental Specialist

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Bethany Covault

Developmental Specialist

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Amy Kneisley

Developmental Specialist

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Taylor Ording

Developmental Specialist

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Diane Dynes

Speech Language Pathologist

Penny Hines, MS OTR/L

OT & Certified Health Coach

Paul Weber, MD

Local Physician

My child has autism.

What do I do now?