Like other disabilities, an autism diagnosis comes with many questions. Riverside's Early Intervention (EI) team is here to help you 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. Your EI team will include a service coordinator and a team of providers who work with you in your home and other places where your family spends its time.
If you have a child between the ages of 0-2 and suspect s/he has autism, contact (937) 440-3099. 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 work with you and your child throughout the process.
A Local Option
For residents of Miami County, Riverside offers Autism Diagnosis Education Project (ADEP), a local autism evaluation option.
Our ADEP team, including a local physician, receives ongoing training to assess and help children 18 months until the age of 3 who may have autism.
Less wait time for appointments, leading to an earlier diagnosis
Comprehensive and standardized tests, ensuring accuracy and consistency
No "wait and see" approach
Why a Diagnosis Matters
If you suspect your child has autism, contact our ADEP team at (937) 440-3099.
Research indicates 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.
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.