UWAC Clinical Services

Contact: UW Autism Center Clinical Services (uwautism@uw.edu)
Core Function: Clinical Services, Information Dissemination, Technical Assistance and Outreach Training

The UW Autism Center's Clinical Services provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive, coordinated services to families and individuals at risk or with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from birth through early adulthood. Services are provided at both the UW Seattle and UW Tacoma campuses.

  • Evaluations: Diagnostic evaluation to determine if a client meets criteria for ASD. Re-Evaluations for previously diagnosed clients who need assessment of current functioning, a second opinion, or updated treatment recommendations.
  • Medical Consultation: Short-term consultation with a Developmental Pediatrician to discuss medical concerns such as, seizures, motor disorders, genetic concerns, or related issues.
  • Sleep Clinic: Interdisciplinary team consultation to address behavioral and medical factors contributing to sleep concerns in children up to the age of 18.
  • Infant Clinic: A clinic for children 24 months and younger dedicated to early detection, monitoring, and intervention when concerns about ASD are present.
  • Speech Services: Assessment and treatment to help individuals with ASD learn strategies to interact and communicate.
  • Social Skills Groups: Small group programs provide children and adolescents with tools for navigating their social environment.
  • Psychological Therapy: Psychotherapy with parents, siblings or individuals with ASD to address difficulties with mood, life skills, daily coping, and interpersonal relationships.
  • APEX Summer Camp Program: Provides peer experiences to children with ASD and builds social and behavioral skills in real-world environments. APEX includes a 5-week intensive summer camp program, a weekly booster program, and other programing throughout the year.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Intervention Services: Our Behavior and Education Consultants provide evidence-based treatment based on the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA), identify individualized goals to teach new skills and address challenging behaviors, develop learning activities and support individuals with ASD in a variety of settings.
    • Intensive In-Home ABA Programs
    • Short-Term Consultation
    • Parent Coaching
  • Client-Focused Skills Coaching: Consultants work directly with client with ASD to develop specific identified skills and reduce challenging behaviors.