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Diagnostic and Evaluation Services

The ACCESS Evaluation and Resource Center (AERC) offers a wide range of evaluations for children, youth and young adults to diagnose a variety of developmental delays or disabilities, specific learning disabilities (SLD), mental health diagnoses and more. Our team of experts take a deep dive to look at the whole individual and discover the strengths and challenges that are unique to each client.

Who We Serve

The ACCESS Evaluation and Resource Center offers testing services to the community to help families identify a one or more diagnoses that may apply to their child, including but not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Reading disorder/Dyslexia
  • Mathematic disorder/Dyscalculia
  • Disorder of written expression/Dysgraphia
  • Non-verbal learning disorder
  • Executive functioning deficits
  • Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
  • Working memory difficulties
  • Mental health diagnoses such as depression and anxiety
  • Other mental health-related diagnoses


Comprehensive Rule-Outs and Diagnoses

Comprehensive evaluations incorporate input from parents, teachers, evaluators and more to provide an in-depth, complete look at every individual. For children or adolescents with learning disabilities or developmental disabilities, it is often found that they also struggle with other diagnoses. By taking a look the whole individual, families discover valuable information about both their child's strengths and challenges.

Evaluations can include rule-outs and diagnoses for autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, a wide range of learning disabilities, intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD), anxiety, depression, and a variety of other mental health issues with thorough testing highlighting learning styles, weaknesses, and/or disabilities.

Team Approach

To get a full picture of an individual, it is important that an evaluation encompasses observations from multiple aspects. Along with an ACCESS psychological examiner, speech, physical and occupational therapists can be part of the evaluation team, as needed. They administer comprehensive assessments that provide a complete picture of development.

CES Medicaid Waiver Evaluations

For individuals applying to receive CES Medicaid Waiver Services, it is required that each individual receive certain evaluations to show qualifyig criteria. Our evaluation team offers evaluations required for CES Medicaid qualification and renewal. Click here to learn more about CES Medicaid Waiver, or contact us to schedule your evaluation.

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Unlocking Potential: Parent Testimonials

  • Comprehensive Evaluation

    Working with the psychological examiner at ACCESS changed our lives. She was able to discover the correct diagnoses and help us create a 504 plan to fit our son's needs. It turns out he had been struggling with a variety of learning disabilities that no one knew about.

    -Brandy Frank, ACCESS Parent
  • Comprehensive Evaluation

    Testing through the AERC gave our family insight into our daughter's learning and attention issues. This led us to mental health and academic therapy outpatient services through ACCESS that have helped our daughter and whole family thrive. Recommendations from the test results and her new therapists have also provided us with the accommodations she needs in the classroom to be a successful, happy learner!

    -ACCESS Parent
  • Comprehensive Evaluation

    With the documentation provided by [testing through] ACCESS, our daughter qualified for accomodations with ACT, and when she took the test, she improved her score by eight points. I wish we had had the benefit of the knowledge provided by this testing much earlier in our daughter's academic career.

    -Susan Pomtree, ACCESS Parent