Tucson Alliance for Autism
Comprehensive Autism Evaluations
The Tucson Alliance for Autism is a fee for service provider. We do not accept or bill insurance companies directly.
If you are interested in scheduling a Comprehensive Autism Evaluation, please call our office at (520) 319-5857 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tucson Alliance for Autism conducts comprehensive evaluations of ASD that includes a direct interactive assessment of the client and extensive developmental history and historical perspective from parents. These evaluations are conducted by a licensed psychologist and licensed clinical social worker with several decades of combined experience. These professionals use the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), which are considered the gold standard in autism assessment instruments. Evaluations conducted for school districts include feedback from teachers and support staff on the student’s academic, social and communication skills in addition to a direct interactive assessment of the student and parent interview.
Dr. Kacey Chandler, PhD
Dr. Chandler is a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist and has worked with children on the autism spectrum for over 30 years. She has worked with children and families both in the private sector and as a school psychologist. Dr. Chandler was a cofounder to Tucson Alliance for Autism (TAFA) and has remained a member of the Evaluation and Treatment Team at TAFA since it opened its doors in 2005.
Ruth Aguilar Hansen, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Aguilar Hansen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has provided direct therapeutic intervention to both children and adults in a various mental health/educational programs in both Arizona and California for 28 years. Ms. Aguilar Hansen has focused on working with children on the autism spectrum for the last 14 years to include serving as an evaluation team member in a school setting. Ms. Aguilar Hansen has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of America /Southern Arizona as well as the Tucson Alliance of Autism (TAFA) Advisory Board.