Autism Testing

Nashville Child & Family Wellness offers autism testing in Nashville and Franklin based on specialist recommendations.

Autism testing in Nashville at NCFWC.

According to 2021 data from the Tennessee Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (TN-ADDM), “Although an increasing number of children with ASD in Tennessee (44% of 8-year-olds; 67% of 4-year-olds) are initially evaluated prior to 3 years of age, many children are still diagnosed at later ages (median age of diagnosis was 48 months of age among 8-year-old children with ASD).” If you have been curious about ASD or have felt that a child or loved one may benefit from an evaluation, Nashville Child & Family Wellness’s compassionate staff offers autism testing in Nashville and Franklin by experienced clinicians.

Early Autism Testing

Why is Early Autism Testing Important?

Early testing and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can have significant benefits for both the individual and their family. Some of the key benefits of early testing for autism include:

Early Intervention

Early diagnosis of ASD can lead to early intervention services, which can help improve outcomes for the child. Research has shown that early intervention can help improve language and social skills, reduce challenging behaviors, and promote better overall development.

Improved Treatment Planning

Early diagnosis allows for earlier development and implementation of treatment plans tailored to the individual's specific needs. Treatment plans can include a range of therapies and interventions, including behavioral therapies, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and medication, if needed.

Family Support

Early diagnosis allows families to access support services and resources earlier in the child's development. This can include counseling, support groups, and training on how to support the child's development and navigate the challenges of raising a child with ASD.

Better Long-Term Outcomes

Early diagnosis and intervention can lead to better long-term outcomes for individuals with ASD. Research has shown that individuals who receive early intervention services have improved academic and social outcomes and are more likely to achieve independent living and employment as adults.

Reduced Parental Stress

Early diagnosis and intervention can also help reduce parental stress and anxiety, as families can receive support and guidance in navigating their child's diagnosis and treatment.

Overall, early testing and diagnosis of ASD can have significant benefits for the individual and their family. 

What are the signs and symptoms of ASD?

Signs of ASD typically appear in early childhood but may not be recognized until later in development. Some common signs of ASD in children and adolescents include:

It’s important to note that not all children and adolescents with ASD will display all of these signs, and some may display signs that are not listed here. Additionally, some of these signs may also be present in typically developing children, so it’s important to seek an evaluation from a trained professional if you have concerns about your child’s development.

What to expect from the autism testing process at NCFWC?

Autism testing, also known as autism assessment or evaluation, involves a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s social, communication, and behavioral development to determine if they meet the criteria for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. The testing process typically involves the following steps:

Overall, the autism testing process involves a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s development and functioning to determine if they meet the criteria for an ASD diagnosis. The process is typically conducted by trained professionals and may involve a range of assessments and evaluations.

How can therapy benefit children with ASD?

Therapy can be an effective treatment option for individuals with ASD as it can help improve social communication, behavior, and overall quality of life. Some benefits include the following:

Overall, therapy can be an effective treatment option for individuals with ASD. It’s important to work with a trained professional who has experience working with individuals with ASD and who can tailor the therapy to meet the individual’s specific needs.


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NCFWC Provides Autism Testing in Nashville and Franklin

Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center offers an array of services that help clients reach their desired outcomes, including testing services. 

We offer high quality psychiatric, psychological, and academic testing services to our clients, and then turn this knowledge into a structured treatment plan that is carried out successfully and efficiently by an experienced team of multi-disciplinary specialists.

If you are interested in learning more about our autism and other testing services in Nashville and Franklin, call us at 615-238-9100 or complete a Request for Services Form.