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Professionals That Diagnose

Getting a diagnosis is the first step in getting the help and services individuals with Autism need. In order to get services here in Arizona, the diagnosis of Autism must come from a licensed Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Developmental Pediatrician or a Certified Pediatrician. 

While the wait may be long for some providers, we recommend taking a look at the listings below to see which professionals are contracted with your insurance and who can see you the soonest. It is recommended that you ask to be placed on a waiting list in the event a cancelation occurs and you can be seen sooner. 

* This listing should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors. It is merely a collection of individuals/entities/resources that have been deemed helpful or recommended by consumers. Please notify us if any information needs to be updated.

Do you suspect your child may have Autism?

There is an app to help you screen your child for Autism. Developed for parents, educators and medical professionals, SARRC’s Think Autism initiative is designed for children ages 8-13 and offers resources in all 50 states. Think Autism is offered through a mobile app and includes the Social Challenges Screening Questionnaire, which aims to identify children who may have symptoms that were once characterized as Asperger’s syndrome—now part of autism spectrum disorder.  These children have significant social impairments that markedly affect their functioning and overall wellbeing, but language develops on time and there is no associated cognitive impairment. Please note that this is a screening tool and does not qualify as a diagnostic evaluation.

The mobile app features: Rapid screening tool: SARRC’s Social Challenges Screening Questionnaire offers immediate results and direction to the user, fully-vetted resources: Links to at least two agencies in every state across the U.S. and informational videos: Access videos to learn more about Autism. Learn more here

Professionals Who Diagnose and/or Treat Children

Arizona Autism United
Address: 5025 East Washington Street, Suite 212, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 773-5773
Website: https://azaunited.org

Arizona Institute for Autism
Address: 8901 E. Raintree Drive, Suite #160 Scottsdale Arizona 85260
Phone: (480) 687-7099
Email: info@azinstitute4autism.com
Website: www.azinstitute4autism.com
Locations: Scottsdale, Glendale

Arizona Neuropsychology Centers, LLC
Address: 6402 E. Superstition Springs Blvd Suite #106, Mesa, AZ 85206
Phone: (480) 297-4492
Email: admin@azneurocenters.com
Website: www.azneurocenters.com

Arizona Pediatric Assessment Center
Address: 1482 E. Williams Field Rd.
Building B Suite 101, Gilbert, AZ 85295
Phone: (480) 673-1938
Website: https://azassessment.com

Arizona Speech and Psychological Institute
Address: 7776 Pointe Pkwy W, Suite 250 Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: (480) 382-7761
Email: admin@azspinstitute.com 
Website: https://azspinstitute.com
Serving: Phoenix, East Valley, West Valley, Yuma, Tucson

Axis for Autism
Locations in Glendale, Phoenix and Tucson
Phone: (602) 888-8882
Email: info@axisforautism.com
Website: www.axisforautism.com
Services: Team of psychologists who can perform diagnostic Autism evaluations for all ages within 60 days.
Services in English and Spanish

Baker Neuropsychology
Address: 1515 East Missouri Ave, Ste. 110    Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 274-1462
Website: www.bakerneuropsychology.com

Bierman Autism Centers
Locations in Tempe and Scottsdale
Phone: (800) 931-8113
Website: www.biermanautism.com

Child and Adolescent Psychology Professionals
Address: 7330 N. 16th Street, Suite C-200  Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: (602) 795-1670
Website: www.childpsychaz.com
Services: Assessments for Autism for ages 5 months to 18 years, some speech therapy, counseling

Children’s Clinics: Tucson Medical Center 
Address: 2600 North Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 324-5437 
Email: info@childrensclinics.org
Website: www.childrensclinics.org
Services: Psychiatry, counseling, ABA, family support services; Services for children from birth to 18 years of age.
Services in English and Spanish

Cortica (Formerly The Melmed Center)
Address: 4848 East Cactus Road, Suite #940   Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (480) 443-0050
Website: www.corticacare.com/
locations/az/scottsdale

Dr. Alison Cuoco
Milestones, LLC

Address: 34225 N. 27th Drive, Bldg 4B, Suite 130, Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone: (602) 456-1528
Email: DrCuoco@milestonesllc.com
Website: www.milestonesclinicalservices.com

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics of Arizona
Address: 5020 E Shea Blvd. Suite 250 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (480) 336-2229
Website: www.developmentalbehavioralpediatricsaz.com 
E-mail: dbpaz@hushmail.com
Services: specializing in neurodevelopmental consultation and management of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, ODD, developmental delay (speech, motor, cognitive, adaptive), reading/learning delay, behavior challenges, anxiety/mood issues, sensory issues, social difficulties, genetic disorders, tic disorders.

Age range for new patients:  18 months-12 years old

 

Dr. Drake D. Duane, MS, MD, Neurologist
Address: 8585 East Bell Rd, Suite #101A, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 860-1222 Ext. 105

Dr. Elaine Ellis, MD
Flagstaff Medical Center

Address: 1200 N. Beaver Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001  
Phone: (928) 773-2054 or (928) 213-6365
Additional location: 5130 North HWY 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004   Phone: (928) 719-0431

Dr. Gustavo Franza, Psy.D.
Franza Psychological Services, PLLC 
Address: 2524 East Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 430-1458
Services: Neuropsychological evaluations, Autism evaluations, ADHD, Cognitive issues. Serves patients ages 6 and up.
Services in English and Spanish

Frye Psychological Services, LLC
Address: 2001 W. Orange Grove Rd. Suite 608
Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: (520) 379-3037
Website: https://fryepsychservices.com
Services:  Specializes in evaluating for Autism in children, teens, and adults. In person evaluations are offered in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Frye is also a PSYPACT provider and can provide telehealth evaluations in AZ and 38 other states.

Gentry Pediatric Behavioral Services
Address: 1600 North 16th Street, Suite #218 Phoenix, AZ 85020 
Phone: (602) 386-3282
Website: www.gentrypbs.com

Growing Minds Assessment Center
Address: 1600 W Chandler Blvd #260, Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 605-0413
Website: www.growingmindsassessment.com
Services: Diagnostic evaluations for children ages birth to 5.

Dr. Cynthia Hoard, EDD
Address: 1818 West Rose Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: (602) 616-9682

Valerie Hoffman, Psy. D.
Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist 
Address:  7010 E. Chauncey Lane, Suite 245A, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: (480) 550-8800
Website: https://drvaleriehoffman.com

 

InBloom Autism Services
Phone: 888-754-0398
Email: careteam@inbloomautism.com
Website: https://inbloomautism.com
2 locations:
Chandler: 1347 N Alma School Rd. Ste 220
Deer Valley: 20601 N. 19th Ave, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Services: Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations performed by a Clinical Psychologist. Ages 18 months to 3 years &11 months old. 

Levitan and Associates Psychological Services
Address: 2198 E Camelback Rd. Suite 210Phoenix, AZ 85016Phone: (602) 387-5313
Website: www.levitanpsychology.com

Dr. Lori Lichte – Brill, Psy.D
Address: 4150 W Peoria Avenue, Suite #212 Phoenix, AZ 85029
Phone: (602) 909-7051
Email: together@spectrum-village.com
Website: www.spectrum-village.com

Dr. Lori Long, PhD, NCSP
Prism Learning and Development

Address: 7137 East Rancho Vista Drive, Suite B65, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 490-8710
Email: info@prismlearningaz.com
Website: www.prismlearningaz.com

Dr. Terry Matteo, PhD
Address: 74-710 HWY 111, Ste. 102
Palm Desert, California 92260
Phone: (480) 382-4142
Website: www.terrymatteophd.com
Services: Can do telehealth evaluations for very young children in Arizona. 

Dr. Carol McLean, PhD
Developmental & Educational Psychological Services

Address: 15720 N. Greenway Hayden Loop Suite #2, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 659-5563
Website: www.depsassessment.com
Email: depsassessment@gmail.com

Dr. Sharon McDonough – Means, MD  Integrative Developmental Pediatrics
Address: 316 S. Convent Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 247-0405
Email: drsharon@holisticspecialkids.com
Website: www.holisticspecialkids.com

The Nicholls Group 
Address: 9965 N. 95th Street, Suite #101   Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 998-2303
Email: info@thenichollsgroup.com
Website: www.thenichollsgroup.com

Phoenix Children’s Hospital : Autism Program
Address: 1919 E. Thomas Rd. PhoenixAZ 85016
For ages 0-3, call: (602) 933-2327
For ages 4-6, call: (602) 933-0414
Note: Children ages 4-6 must have
co-occurring complex medical needs or genetic differences.
Website: www.phoenixchildrens.org/centers-programs/autism

Psychological Pathways
Locations in Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Prescott Valley, Flagstaff
Phone : (844) 385-3747
Email: Contact@PsychologyAZ.com
Website: https://psychologyaz.com/

Renewed Psychological and Consultation Services – Dr. Tiffany Godwin
Address: 15411 West Waddell Road, Suite #102-1073, Surprise, AZ 85379
Phone: (850) 739-2332
Email: renewedpsychological@gmail.com
Website: www.renewedpsychological.com
Services: Also offering Cognitive Therapy, Social Skills Groups, DBT, and Individual Therapy

The Reuter Center for Neuropsychology and Integrative Counseling
Address: 5010 East Shea Blvd. Suite 245, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (480) 378-6280
Email: admin@thedoctorsreuter.com
Website: www.thedoctorsreuter.com 

SARRC – Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
Address: 300 N. 18th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 606-9806
Website: www.autismcenter.org/diagnosis
Services in English and Spanish

The Serin Center 
Locations in Peoria and Scottsdale 
Phone: (623) 824-5051
Email: scheduling@serincenter.com
Website: www.serincenter.com

Southwest Human Development
Address: 2850 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602) 468-3430
Email: coe@swhd.org
Website: www.swhd.org

Southwest Autism Center of Excellence
Locations in Phoenix and Mesa
Primary Address: 3450 N 3rd Street   Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 265-8338
Website: www.sbhservices.org/southwest-autism-center

Southwest Neuropsychology Services
Address: 1515 E Missouri Ave. STE 110, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 274-1928
Email: admin@swneuropsychology.com
Website: www.swneuropsychology.com
Services provided: 3+ (including adults)

Touchstone Health Services
Address: 15810 N 35th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85053
Phone: (866) 207-3882
Website: www.touchstonehs.org
Services in English and Spanish

True ABA
Locations served: Central Phoenix, South Phoenix, Laveen, Luke AFB, Glendale, Tempe, and Mesa
Phone: (844) 362-7943
Website: www.trueaba.com
Services offered: ABA assessments and treatments, Early intervention, Home/School/Community Daycare-based services, Social Skills Groups, Telehealth ABA, and diagnostic assessments for Autism using ADOS-2.

Young Mind Center
Address: 3202 East Mountain View Road
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Phone: (602) 237-6653
Website: www.youngmindcenter.org

Dr. Lanie Y Zigler, PhD
Location: 2633 East Indian School Road, Suite #310, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 996-1200
Email: cns@azcns.com
Website: www.drzigler.com

Professionals Who Diagnose and/or Treat Adults

Arizona Pediatric Assessment Center
Address: 1482 E. Williams Field Rd.
Building B Suite 101, Gilbert, AZ 85295
Phone: (480) 673-1938
Website: https://azassessment.com
Services: Specializes in assessment up to 23 years old.

Axis for Autism
Locations in Glendale, Phoenix and Tucson
Phone: (602) 888-8882
Email: info@axisforautism.com
Website: www.axisforautism.com
Services: Team of psychologists who can perform diagnostic Autism evaluations for all ages within 60 days.
Services in English and Spanish

Dr. David Hubbard, PhD, LLC
Services: Therapy only; focus is on adolescents 16+ and adults
Address: 1237 S. Val Vista Drive, Mesa, AZ 85204
Phone: (480) 630-0297
Email: drh@hubbard.org
Website: www.dhubbardphd.com

Dr. Gustavo Franza, Psy.D.
Franza Psychological Services, PLLC 
Address: 2524 East Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 430-1458
Services: Neuropsychological evaluations, Autism evaluations, ADHD, Cognitive issues. Serves patients ages 6 and up.
Services in English and Spanish

Frye Psychological Services, LLC
Address: 2001 W. Orange Grove Rd. Suite 608
Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: (520) 379-3037
Website: https://fryepsychservices.com
Services:  Specializes in evaluating for Autism in children, teens, and adults. In person evaluations are offered in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Frye is also a PSYPACT provider and can provide telehealth evaluations in AZ and 38 other states.

Levitan and Associates Psychological Services
Address: 2198 E Camelback Rd. Suite 210Phoenix, AZ 85016Phone: (602) 387-5313
Website: www.levitanpsychology.com

Dr. Terry Matteo, PhD
Address: 74-710 HWY 111, Ste. 102
Palm Desert, California 92260
Phone: (480) 382-4142
Website: www.terrymatteophd.com
Services: Based in CA. Adults must be willing to travel and be present in office for part of the evaluation.

Psychological Pathways
Locations in Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Prescott Valley, Flagstaff
Phone : (844) 385-3747
Email: Contact@PsychologyAZ.com
Website: https://psychologyaz.com/
Services: Psychiatric Medicine, Therapy, Counseling, Testing

Renewed Psychological and Consultation Services – Dr. Tiffany Godwin
Address: 15411 West Waddell Road, Suite #102-1073, Surprise, AZ 85379
Phone: (850) 739.2332
Email: renewedpsychological@gmail.com
Website: www.renewedpsychological.com
Services: Also offering Cognitive Therapy, Social Skills Groups, DBT, and Individual Therapy

The Reuter Center for Neuropsychology and Integrative Counseling
Address: 5010 East Shea Blvd. Suite 245, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (480) 378-6280
Email: admin@thedoctorsreuter.com
Website: www.thedoctorsreuter.com 

The Rubin Center Psychiatry
Address: 1845 East Broadway Road, Suite #116, Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 848-6139
Website: www.rubincenterpsychiatry.com
Services: Child, Adolescent & College Psychiatry; Provides psychiatric and pharmacotherapy care ages 10 – 20.
Services in English and Spanish

Southwest Neuropsychology Services
Address: 1515 E Missouri Ave. STE 110, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 274-1928

Tucson Neuropsychology Institute – Dr. Christina VasquezAddress: 6885 North Oracle Road, Suite D
Tucson, AZ 85704Phone: (520) 954-9930Email: office@tucsonneuro.comWebsite: www.tucsonneuro.com
Services : Diagnostic services for young adults and adults.