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Colorado: Autism provider to offer free ASD evaluations

April 17, 2022, Fort Collins, CO, North Forty News: InBloom Autism Services Now Providing Free Diagnostic Evaluations for Autism in Colorado https://northfortynews.com/category/health-and-wellness/inbloom-autism-services-now-providing-free-diagnostic-evaluations-for-autism-in-colorado/

InBloom Autism Services announced recently that they are now offering complimentary diagnostic evaluations to identify Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children between the ages of 18-months and 5-years-old in Denver and Colorado Springs. Included in the diagnostic evaluation is the ADOS-2 instrument, which is considered to be the current gold standard of diagnostic evaluation tools and will be administered as part of a comprehensive evaluation performed by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lindsey O’Laughlin, Ph.D., at the organization’s various Learning Center locations in Denver and Colorado Springs….

“InBloom is different from some other providers because the diagnostic evaluation is specifically for Autism Spectrum Disorder,” explains Dr. O’Laughlin. “When a family meets with a licensed psychologist at that initial appointment they talk about their main concerns as well as the administration of a play-based assessment, which is given. Then the next appointment is specifically for a comprehensive developmental interview with the psychologist. In the final appointment of the evaluation process, the family meets with the psychologist to go through the results of the evaluation in determining whether their child does meet those criteria for autism.”…

Tobi Miller, an autism patient, takes a break from Bocce ball.