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.
Less wait time for appointments, leading to an earlier diagnosis
Comprehensive and standardized tests, ensuring accuracy and consistency
No "wait and see" approach