Autism Diagnostic Services

We understand that every child is unique, and we strive to create a comfortable and supportive environment for families beginning with the diagnostic process. At Community Autism Services, a division of The Stepping Stones Group, we offer comprehensive developmental screening services to help children and families receive an accurate autism diagnosis and begin their journey towards getting the support they need.


Our Clinical Diagnostic Assessments

At Community Autism Services, our licensed psychologists provide comprehensive autism diagnostic assessment and developmental screening services to support families and individuals in need of a current diagnosis or further evaluation. With a focus on personalized care and evidence-based practices, our team is here to support you every step of the way.  Request an assessment today and take the first step towards getting the support and resources you and your family need.

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What Does an Autism Diagnosis Mean?

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An autism diagnosis can feel overwhelming and confusing for parents, but it's an important step in getting your child the support they need. Autism is a neurological condition that affects social communication, behavior, and sensory processing. A diagnosis means that your child has met specific criteria based on their behavior, communication, and developmental history. It's important to understand that an autism diagnosis does not define your child or their potential - it simply provides a clearer understanding of their needs and can guide treatment and support.

At Community Autism Services, our team of licensed psychologists are here to help you through the diagnostic process and provide you with a clear understanding of what an autism diagnosis means for your child and your family, as well as how ABA therapy can help you empower your child following their diagnosis.

Speak to a Licensed Psychologist

Virtual & In-Person ASD Evaluation

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. It is often diagnosed in early childhood, and early intervention is essential for improving long-term outcomes.

At The Stepping Stones Group, we understand the importance of accurate and timely diagnosis, and our team of licensed psychologists provides comprehensive diagnostic assessments to help families understand and support their child's unique needs. Below, we have listed the diagnostic considerations our psychologists use during clinical assessments.

  • Parent/caregiver interview
  • Developmental history
  • Parent/caregiver behavioral reporting
  • Patient assessment using one or more of the following: ADOS-2, CARS-2, ADI-R, MIGDAS-2
  • Consultation with other providers as needed
  • Written diagnostic assessment report by clinical psychologist
  • Feedback session to family/patient

Autism Centers Near You

At our ABA therapy centers, we provide comprehensive and evidence-based services to support your child's growth and development. With locations across the country, we offer center-based ABA services in a collaborative, constructive environment. We're committed to working closely with families to create individualized treatment plans that address their child's unique needs, and our team of highly trained professionals is dedicated to helping each child reach their full potential.




39201 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 347-8105


4880 Market Street
Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 364-8521

West Los Angeles

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite #320
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 483-7241


2202 Plaza Drive
Rocklin, CA 95765

(916) 749-4646


2845 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821

(916) 749-4646


1690 Universe Circle
Oxnard, CA 93033

(805) 725-0640

Santa Barbara

5385 Hollister Avenue, Bldg 2 & 3
Goleta, CA 93111


(805) 725-0649

San Jose

577 Salmar Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008


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Tales of Transformation

At The Stepping Stones Group, we are committed to providing the highest quality diagnostic assessment services and autism treatment programs. We understand that receiving an autism diagnosis can be a daunting and emotional experience for families, so we strive to make the process as comfortable and supportive as possible. Don't just take our word for it, read what some of our satisfied families have to say about their experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions About Autism Diagnostic Services

Take the First Step Toward Transforming Your Family

If you have concerns about your child's development or behavior, don't wait to seek answers. Our team of qualified licensed psychologists at The Stepping Stones Group is ready to assist you in determining whether your child may be on the autism spectrum. We offer comprehensive autism diagnostic assessment services that insurance companies require for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or request more information.

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