The process of determining whether a child, adolescent or adult has autism is complicated and requires expertise from the professionals who conduct the evaluation. The Tucson Alliance for Autism Center provides the latest in diagnostic services to individuals in Tucson and the surrounding communities. We offer specialists who work together to make an accurate diagnosis. Our evaluation team is comprised of community and university professionals working alongside one another to conduct weekly diagnostic sessions. This type of service is the gold standard in diagnosis and allows families to travel to one site to participate in all components of the evaluation process.
Current components are:
- Speech / Language / Communication
Karen Guilmette, MS, CCC-SLP
Cecilia Figueroa, MS, CCC-SLP
Kacey Chandler, PhD
Irene Zappia, PhD
Graduate students in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows, and Doctoral Candidates in Psychology are also a part of the diagnostic team.
Speech/Language and Communication Therapy
Speech, language and communication evaluations are conducted by appointment only.