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The BlueSprig Assessment Center

The process of obtaining or ruling out an autism diagnosis can be costly and long, which can then lead to delays in receiving treatment. BlueSprig is here to help in this process. We’ve opened a center dedicated to providing the ADOS-2 assessment, which can be reviewed by a diagnosing provider to rule out or confirm a diagnosis of autism.

Learn More About the ADOS-2 Assessment Here.

Getting Started

If you would like additional information on the ADOS-2 assessment, please contact the Assessment Center by email at assessment@bluesprigpediatrics.com.

Prior to scheduling an ADOS-2 Assessment, you will be asked to complete a screening tool to identify if your child is high risk. To access this screening tool, please contact our center using this form and our team will be in touch.

Upon completion of the ADOS-2 assessment, our clinician is typically able to return the completed report with the results within 1-3 business days. A follow-up virtual consult is offered to review the results and answer any questions you might have.

You can share your report with a diagnosing provider to complete the diagnostic process.

The ADOS-2 Assessment

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule™, Second Edition (ADOS-2) is a standardized, face-to-face diagnostic assessment for ASD. The ADOS-2 assessment helps diagnosticians, such as pediatric neurologists, developmental pediatricians, child psychiatrists, and clinical psychologists, determine if an individual meets the criteria for an ASD diagnosis or not. This method for identifying the risk an individual has of being on the spectrum allows clinicians to make direct and objective observations on a child’s behavior in a natural and play based setting.

This tool is the most hands-on and objective component within an ASD evaluation and is typically conducted alongside additional ASD assessments that are completed by a diagnostician. The diagnostician can then compare and combine the results of all the various tools used to make the most well-informed decision on a diagnosis. During the assessment, our highly trained clinician presents a variety of standardized activities to observe a child’s behavior across key developmental areas in relation to their age and current level of expressive communication. Families are welcome to watch and listen to their child’s ADOS-2 assessment in our observation room that is equipped with seating and toys for additional family members.

Due to the various items related to facial expressions and body language that are scored during the assessment, ADOS-2 is conducted in person and without a facemask. All other COVID-19 safety precautions are in place during the assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the assessment offered?

  • Our center has flexible hours and appointment windows to accommodate your needs. We also can provide additional time before the assessment that allows for children and their families to acclimate to the center environment and with a clinician’s supervision as needed. Typical hours of operation are from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Will I, the caregiver, be part of the assessment process?

  • For younger children, a parent can remain in the assessment room with the clinician and participate as needed throughout the ADOS-2. We also have an observation room for families to view and listen to their child’s ADOS-2 assessment that is equipped with toys and seating for additional family members.

How long does the assessment take?

  • The ADOS-2 assessment typically lasts between 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Does the ADOS Assessment provide a diagnosis of autism?

  • No. A diagnostician will perform a comprehensive diagnostic examination to rule out or confirm diagnosis. Diagnosing providers will review the ADOS Assessment report as one part of the diagnostic process.
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