Specialists Diagnosing ASD in Adults6 min read

It’s not that uncommon to go undiagnosed with autism. From early childhood to the senior years, autism is often missed – especially in women. In fact, the ratio of diagnosis in males to females is thought to be anywhere from 2:1 to 16:1. This underdiagnosis of females may be due to a female autism phenotype, a profile that differs from males, or that females are better at masking – acting in socially desirable ways. Autism is also relatively new diagnosis, discovered in the 1940’s and not thought of as a spectrum until 1994 with the DSM IV. Now with DSM V, the spectrum includes what was formerly known as Asperger’s syndrome.

Since not that much is known about autism and even less about females on the spectrum, it can be hard to find a diagnostician experienced in diagnosing adults – especially one well-versed in female presentation of autism. Therefore, we are working to create a list of those experienced in diagnosing adult women.

This list was gathered by asking for recommendations. If you don’t see an area listed, it simply means no one gave us a recommendation for that area. Please, help us add to the list by telling us your recommendations for an adult diagnostician, and please note if the person is familiar and experienced in diagnosing women.

Australia

Here’s a good place to start, it includes a list of diagnosticians
autismsa.org.au how do I get a diagnosis

New South Wales

Queensland

Victoria

Canada

British Columbia:

Ontario:

Quebec:

Netherlands

New Zealand

United Kingdom

England

Ireland

The United States of America

Arizona:

California:

Search these listings: https://autismlearningpartners.com/autism-spectrum-disorder-diagnosticians/#Southerncalifornia

Colorado:

Search these listings: https://autismlearningpartners.com/autism-spectrum-disorder-diagnosticians/#colorado

Connecticut:

  • New Haven:
    • Dr. Richard Rubin (psychiatrist who specializes in autism and cooccurring mental illness)
  • Norwalk:
    • Dr. Marcia Eckerd (psychiatrist specializing in neurodiversity and Asperger’s), 91 East Ave 3rd floor, Norwalk, CT 06851,
      (203) 299-1331
  • Rocky Hill:

Florida:

Illinois:

Search these listings: https://autismlearningpartners.com/autism-spectrum-disorder-diagnosticians/#chicago

Indiana:

Kansas:

Kentucky:

Massachusetts:

Michigan:

  • Ann Arbor:
  • Grand Rapids:
  • Troy:
    • Dr. Leslie Green, Psychologist, 755 W Big Beaver Rd (suite 414) TroyMI 48084-4900

Minnesota:

Montana:

Nebraska

Lincoln: Williamsburg Behavioral Health https://wbplincoln.org/clinicians/

New Jersey

Morristown: Richard A Dickes MD PA 310 Madison Ave Ste 220  (973) 267-1238

New York

Melville: Dr. Shana Nichols, Long Island Aspire Center for Learning and Development www.aspirecenterforlearning.com

NYC:     

Utica: Kelberman Center http://kelbermancenter.org/

Try searching here: https://autismlearningpartners.com/autism-spectrum-disorder-diagnosticians/#newyork

North Carolina

TEACCH–multiple locations in NC. From the University of North Carolina

Charlotte: Southeast Psych 6060 Piedmont Row South, Suite 120, 704.552.0116

Ohio

Columbus: Dr. Carol Bline, clinical and developmental psychologist specializing in autism and developmental disabilities https://dapsychology.com/staff/  She is very familiar with how Autism presents in women and knowledgeable about other conditions associated with autism.

Westerville: Sandra Webster, Westerville, Ohio 43081, 444-271-1913

Oregon

Portland:

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia:  

  • Dr. Edward Brodkin with the Adult Austism Project at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert A. Naseef, Ph.D. Alternative Choices 319 Vine Street, Unit 110 Philadelphia, PA 19106 Voice:  (215) 592-1333  Fax: (267) 200-0806 www.alternativechoices.com

Pittsburg:  Glenn Getz, Ph.D., at Allegheny General Hospital, in Pittsburgh, PA Allegheny General Hospital, Department of Behavioral Health (cautious recommendation)

Lancaster: Dr. Jonathan M. Gransee, Psy.D. https://jgevaluations.com/

Tennessee

Memphis: Dr. Neelam Jain

Texas

Austin: Adults (not sure about females) Dr. Kent Foster https://www.austinpsychologists.net/member/KentFosterPhD

Houston:

  • Dr. Cassandra Smisson Hayes. (832) 769-5594
  • Dr. Katherine Loveland, Houston, TX

Utah

Salt Lake City: Dr. Megan Farley, psychologist who specializes in Autism University of Utah Specialty Clinic 650 Komas Dr. #208  (801) 585-1212

Virginia

Leesburg: Dr. Stacey Hoffmann, Hoffmann and Lebeda Family Services

doctorstaceyhoffmann@hotmail.com

Richmond:  Sandi Wiggins specializes in Asperger’s and works with people who suspect they are on the spectrum.

Glenn Allen: Dr. Norm Geller

Washington

Bellevue:  Stacie Keirsey, PsyD

Tacoma and Seattle WA:  University of Washington’s autism center, for kids and adults.

Lynwood:  http://www.pugetsoundpsychology.com/

Spokane: Dr. Liz Pechous, ICARD – 701 W 7th Ave # 130 (509) 869-3809

Wisconsin

Madison: https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/clinics/autism-dd/

Wausau: http://www.bhcwausau.com/

Wyoming

Laramie: Snowy Range Consulting

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