The Clinic is designed to provide direct services to children and their families, and to offer a training experience for students and practitioners.
Led by our clinical psychologist Dr. Donald Oswald, Ph.D., an internationally acknowledged expert in the field of autism, this unique service offers a transdisciplinary comprehensive diagnostic assessment for children 18 months to 7 years old for whom a diagnosis of autism or another Pervasive Developmental Disorder is suspected.
We are committed to providing not only a diagnosis but also,
The Clinic team includes
Community-based practitioners who are involved in the education or treatment of the child are welcomed as members of the assessment team, at the invitation of parents.
Nearly 300 children and families have benefited from the clinic diagnostic service and we now see about 50 children and families per year. We welcome about 120 students and community practitioners as clinic team participants each year with the training goal of increasing autism assessment awareness for a wide variety of clinical practitioners.
For more information please see our clinic brochure.
Commonwealth Autism Service
3900 W. Broad Street, Building 6
Richmond, VA 23220
located on the UMFS Campus
Phone: 804-355-0300 Toll Free: 800-649-8481
Additionally, Commonwealth Autism Service has worked collaboratively with several school divisions and regional programs to develop their own internal Autism Assessment Teams. Learn more Autism Assessment Teams in Schools.
Diagnostic and Assessment Clinic TeamFrom left to right: Esther Bucher, MS, OTR/ L - Occupational Therapy, Neil Sonenklar, M.D. - Child Psychiatry, Donald Oswald, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology, Rachel Reynolds, M.A., CCC-SLP - Speech and Language Pathology, Tracy White, M.A. BSN – Nursing, Kristen Davis, M.A. – Administration, Ann Padgett, M.A., MSEd, CCC-SLP - Speech and Language Pathology, Angela Hale, OTR/L - Occupational Therapy
Pictured below is Norm Geller, Ph.D. - Education
We would like to thank Capital One for their on going support for the Transdisciplinary Diagnostic and Assessment Clinic.