Early identification of ASD allows children to enroll in intervention programs that improve social, cognitive, and academic outcomes. Els for Autism offers the CADI program, which allows parents to access early diagnostic testing to ensure an understanding of a child’s unique strengths and weaknesses. This evaluation allows clinicians to provide appropriate recommendations for necessary therapeutic interventions that support the development of social communication, play, and pre-academic readiness skills.
CADI: Collaborative Autism Diagnosis and Intervention Program
The CADI Program is for children under the age of 7 years. Els for Autism Foundation transdisciplinary CADI team of specialists includes professionals in the areas of pediatric neuropsychology, clinical psychology, special education, speech-language pathology, and applied behavior analysis.
The acronym, CADI, was not a coincidence. Just as a golf “caddie” guides and supports a golfer through a round of course, our “CADI” team will walk side-by-side with you and your family, providing information, recommendations and support throughout the identification, evaluation, and intervention process.
Our team of highly skilled professionals provides a comprehensive evaluation and report which includes a profile of strengths and weaknesses, recommendations that can be used in the development of treatment goals, and a formal diagnosis of ASD, as applicable.
Financial support may be available.