Professionals Who Diagnose Children

The following is a list of professionals who diagnose Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Note: The information and materials available at the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix (AS-GP) website are only for the purpose of providing general knowledge. None of the information and materials are substitutes for legal, medical, or any other professional advice. You should contact an attorney, doctor or other professional to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. The opinions expressed, or information provided at or through this site, or through any materials obtained from this site, are the opinions of individual authors and have not been independently verified by the AS-GP or any of its members. The information provided does not mean convey that any of these professionals are endorsed or recommended by the AS-GP. Families must do their own due diligence in selecting a provider. Further, AS-GP reserves the right to add, delete or modify any information or materials contained on its website at any time without prior notice.

Have AHCCCS Only?  Then follow this link to the list of professionals who diagnose autism:
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15810 N. 35th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85053

Web:                                                  Phone: (866) 207-3882


Southwest Autism Center of Excellence


Level I Site: 2850 N. 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008              Phone: 602-468-3430

Level II, III, IV Site: Metro Integrated Health Home Clinic 11221 N. 28th Dr, Phx, 85029   P: 602-997-2233

East Valley Clinic: 1255 W. Baseline Road, #138 Mesa, AZ 85202 Phone480-820-5422


Dr. Jan Blackham, PhD at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
1919 East Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 546-0990 (takes ACCCHS)


SARRC- Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

300 N 18th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Web:         Phone: 602-606-9889


Dr. Drake D. Duane, MS, MD

10210 N 92nd St. Suite 300 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Web:                           Phone: (480) 860-1222 Ext. 105

Gentry Pediatric Behavioral Services – Dr. Joseph A. Gentry, Ph.D., BCBA
Lori Long, Ph.D., NCSP; Mallory Brown, Ph.D; Erin Bartosik, Ph.D., NCSP.
7600 N. 16th St. Suite 218 Phoenix, AZ 85020
Web:                                          Phone: 602.386.3282


Dr. Astrid Heathcote, PhD

10429 S. 51st St., Suite 202, Phoenix, 85044
Web:                                    Phone: (480) 275-2249


Dr. Cynthia Hoard, EdD

1818 West Rose Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85015, Phoenix, 85015   Phone: (602) 616-9682


Trilogy Integrated Psychological Services llc. – Dr. John Mathers
4135 South Power Road, Suite 118, Mesa, AZ 85212

Web:                      Phone: 480-813-3990

Dr. Terry Matteo, PhD
2929 E. Camelback Ste 114 Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Web:                                Phone: (480) 382 – 4142

Dr. Carol McLean, Ph.D

8687 E. Via De Ventura #214 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Web:                                      Phone: (480) 659-5563

The Nicholls Group – Dr. Chris Nicholls, PhD, ABPdN (Neuropsych)

Dr. Sally Logerquist, Dr. Valerie Hoffman, Dr. Christina Lebovitz, Dr. Sarah Karabatsos, & more
9965 N. 95th St., Ste. 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Web:                             Phone: 480-998-2303

The Serin Center – Dr. Amy Serin, Ph.D., Dr. Mark Ruggiero, MD, FAAP
Peoria: 10184 West Happy Valley Rd., Suite 190, Peoria, AZ 85383

Scottsdale: 14269 N. 87th Street, Suite 203, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Tempe: 1615 E. Warner Road, Suite 2, Tempe, AZ 85284

Web:                                                Phone: (623) 824-5051

Young Mind Center – Dr. Amanda Wood, Psy.D.
51 E Monterey Way, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Web:                                Phone: (602)237-6653

Dr. Lanie Y. Zigler. Ph.D.,
(602) 996-1396 (Neuropsych)



Dr. Elaine Ellis, MD at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
1919 East Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
(480)661-1332 or (480)824-1884 ext 209 (takes ACCCHS)

Dr. Sharon McDonough-Means, MD – (520) 247-0405

Dr. Raun Melmed (& others) at The Melmed Center
4848 E. Cactus Rd. Suite #940 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 443-0050


Do you know of another professional that can do a diagnosis? Please contact us so they can be added to the list.