Obtaining a Comprehensive Diagnosis
A multi-disciplinary evaluation is important for diagnosing autism and other related disorders that may accompany autism. This includes speaking with a pediatrician and a licensed psychologist.
Once you have received a formal diagnosis, it is important to make sure that you ask for a comprehensive report that includes the diagnosis in writing, as well as recommendations for treatment. The doctor may not be able to provide this for you at the appointment, as it may take some time to compile, but be sure to follow up and pick up this helpful necessary report as soon as it's available.