Immediate availability for 18-month to 4-year olds!

Early Autism Assessments

North Shore Pediatric Therapy provides in-person testing for suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder in our Arlington Heights center. Over the years, thousands of families throughout Chicagoland have utilized our Neuropsychology Testing services.

Through our Early Autism Testing Clinic, children 4-and-under undergo a three-hour, play-based assessment which can be scheduled within two weeks of families reaching out to us. Autism testing is covered by most major insurance providers.

Has a pediatrician or professional recommended testing for your child? As spots fill up quickly, we encourage families to reserve an appointment as soon as possible.

Insurance accepted

We accept many major insurance providers and private pay. We'll perform a complimentary benefits check on your behalf.
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Testing for autism may be appropriate if your child...

Review the list below and check all the items that resonate with your child's behavior and development.

  • Is easily upset by changes in routine, disruptions in play, or transitioning between tasks
  • Does not make eye contact, follow your gaze, or look at an object that you pointed to
  • Engages in a particular movement repeatedly
  • Does not talk back or babble as if having a conversation
  • Recites specific songs, phrases, or words
  • Prefers to play alone or next to others rather than playing with others
  • Did not start to speak, say words, or talk by the age of three
  • Is bothered by loud noises, smells, texture, foods, clothing, or being touched
  • Does not smile back when you smile at them
  • Has a pediatrician, daycare, or school staff member that has raised concerns about their developmental needs or autism

Count the items you checked above. If your child meets 5 or more of the criteria above, we encourage you to explore a formal evaluation.
Early diagnosis and intervention are key, and our team is here to answer questions or to schedule an assessment.

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**IMPORTANT UPDATE ON APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY**

Limited Appointments Available: Schedule Now!

Because of the specialized nature of our testing services, we, along with many other Chicagoland providers of neuropsychological testing, are experiencing considerable demand for assessments.

However, if your child is 4 or younger, and has been referred to us for possible autism, we will do our best to schedule you in the next 2 weeks for an intake, testing, and feedback appointment as part of our Autism Testing Clinic. The appointment typically takes about three hours and takes place in one day. We know how critical this testing is as early as possible in a child's development.

For all other testing and assessments, we are currently booking appointments 5-6 months into the future.

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AUTISM DIAGNOSTIC OBSERVATION SCHEDULE (ADOS-2)

ADOS-2: the Gold Standard Assessment for Autism

Our Neuropsychology team administers the ADOS-2, which is an assessment that observes how a child interacts with their environment. The ADOS-2 is mostly play-based, and probes for social and emotional behaviors, and is recognized as the field's current "gold standard" for diagnosing or excluding autism.

In addition to administering the ADOS-2, our team gains insight about your child from a thorough intake meeting and behavioral feedback from parents and teachers (if applicable). One parent is present during the assessment and may be asked at certain times to participate.

Meet our Neuropsychologists

Greg Stasi

PhD, Chief of Neuropsychology

Dr. Stasi is a 2005 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Over the years, Dr. Stasi has been published professionally and has given numerous presentations on Neuropsychology. Previously, Dr. Stasi was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and an adjunct professor for The Illinois Institute of Technology.

In 2009, Dr. Stasi started the Neuropsychology and Testing Center for North Shore Pediatric Therapy. In his tenure, he has helped thousands of kids reach their fullest potential.

Rhiannon Law

PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Rhiannon Law, Ph.D. is a graduate of Indiana University - Bloomington. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University and her undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Dr. Law works closely with patients and their families to provide comprehensive assessments to inform diagnostic impressions and to guide broader treatment planning.

Angel David

PsyD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Angel David, Psy.D. obtained her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University in Newberg, OR. She completed her internship in Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology and Educational Testing at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA, and post-doctoral training in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Ascension Health in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. David specializes in neuropsychological evaluations for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood/behavioral concerns, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and complex medical conditions, with toddlers, children, and adolescents. Dr. David works with families by providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to aid in diagnostic clarification and to better connect them with appropriate services for treatment.

Intake, Assessment, and Feedback All On The Same day

How does the autism testing clinic work?

Whether you have already received a referral, or suspect that your child should be tested, please give us a call for a complimentary conversation with our intake team or Neuropsychologists. We can walk you through whether testing may be appropriate for your child.

Step 1: Contact Us for an Appointment

Our intake team will do a virtual pre-screening to determine whether your child is a good fit for the Autism Clinic. We will then request all of the necessary paperwork to register your child with us and verify your insurance benefits.

Step 2: Assessment & Feedback

In most cases, your child's assessment and feedback sessions will occur on the same day in our Arlington Heights center. These appointments will occur over a few hours.

Step 3: Receive a Formal Report

A few weeks after the assessment and feedback, you'll receive a written report detailing the findings of the assessment. This information can also be shared with your child's pediatrician.

Getting to our Autism Testing Center

We conduct autism testing in our Arlington Heights, IL centers. All other neuropsych testing takes place in our Des Plaines center. Use the form below to fill out an inquiry and our team will help you schedule an appointment at the appropriate center.

Getting to our Arlington Heights, IL Center

3030 Salt Creek Ln,. Suite 350
Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60005

We are located near the Arlington racetrack, with easy access from Euclid and I-355. The building has a beautiful open-air atrium, with comfortable seating and free wifi.

Hours of operation: 
Monday to Friday: 8 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 12 pm
Sunday: Closed

Getting to our Neuropsychology Center in Des Plaines, IL

950 Lee Street, Ste 212
Des Plaines, IL 60016

We are located on Lee St. between Dempster and Algonquin Rd. Our office is four blocks South of Downtown Des Plaines and the Metra station.

Coming from O’Hare, Manneheim turns into Lee St. and becomes a one-way street going north.

There is free parking in the covered lot (very convenient on rainy, hot, and snowy days)!

Hours of operation by appointment only.

Contact us to get started

  • 1
    Submit an inquiry form
    Completing this secure form helps us understand how we can serve you.
  • 2
    We'll reach out to you!
    One of our dedicated team members will connect with you to discuss services, your insurance benefits, and your family’s needs.
  • 3
    Paperwork & insurance
    We'll review and confirm your insurance benefits, and we'll work with you to gather additional paperwork required and discuss financial expectations based on insurance.
  • 4
    Treatment personalization
    We'll schedule an assessment date for your child with one of our clinicians. This assessment will serve as the basis for your child’s personalized treatment plan. After, we'll meet to discuss recommendations and your child’s treatment plan and start date.
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    Start making progress!
    We will greet and welcome your child to our warm and supportive environment where our staff will provide 1-on-1 care to meet our treatment goals.