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Autism Neuropsychology Clinic


Provides neuropsychological (cognitive and psychological) assessment for children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The results include a cognitive strength/weakness profile and specific treatment recommendations for medical, educational, vocational (age dependent), and social functioning.


  • Autism is often associated with a complex and idiosyncratic cognitive profile of strengths and weaknesses. Autism is frequently associated with various comorbid conditions of neurological influence (e.g., seizures, genetic conditions).
  • This evaluation can help to pinpoint specific learning strategies for school and life transitions, as well as specific interventions for social, communication, emotional, and behavioral functioning.
  • Treatment recommendations are aimed at maximizing functioning and minimizing distress.

Clinic Entry Requirements

  • Infants to 21
  • Has a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Patient can tolerate and would benefit from an in-depth assessment of their learning skills (problem solving, attention, executive functioning, memory).
  • Exclusion criteria: Patient not more effectively served through other clinics (LD/Cog, ADHD).


  • Neuropsychologist is lead clinician
  • Services provided include:
    • A 4 hour visit (max) where a clinical interview, neuropsychological and psychological testing are conducted.
    • An in-person feedback session, two weeks later, is provided for a detailed explanation of test results, diagnoses, and treatment recommendations. Youth, generally age 8 and up, are invited (at caregiver’s discretion including patient’s potential to benefit) for a strength-based feedback. In lieu of in-person sessions, feedback sessions are provided via phone upon request.
    • Consultation with school districts is available to assist with continuity of care in translating the neuropsychological evaluation into real-world application.
    • A formal report will be mailed within 3 weeks to the family and referring physician.

Making a Referral

Complete an Online Referral Form

Call 573-884-6052


Thompson Center
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65211