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Department of Psychology

Autism Assessment

Mission and Goals

In recognition of community needs, faculty within the University of South Carolina psychology department have created an Autism Diagnostic Clinic through the Psychology Services Center.  The goal of the Autism Diagnostic Clinic is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based and affordable assessment services for autism to the greater Columbia area.

Our Services

Autism Diagnostic Clinic assessment services include the evaluation of cognitive, behavioral and adaptive areas of development as well as specific autism-focused measures such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). A comprehensive written report is provided to parents that includes recommendations regarding appropriate intervention and treatment services.


Diagnosticians are post-doctoral fellows and advanced doctoral students in clinical-community or school psychology at the University of South Carolina.  All diagnosticians are under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Scheduling Appointments

To make an appointment for initial consultation for your child, please call the Psychology Services Center at (803) 777-7302.  We will assess your needs at the consultation.


Fees vary depending on the service provided.  A sliding scale is available based on income and family size. Please contact the center for details about specific fees. 

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