Seeking an Autism Diagnosis
Accessing the employment supports for autistic adults provided by the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation may be easier if you have a formal diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. And in some cases, adults with an existing diagnosis may need a recent report signed by a licensed and certified professional.
The reasons to pursue a formal diagnosis include personal validation, workplace accommodation, access to government resources, improvement of relationships, and much more. This TennesseeWorks blog post by Frist Center Associate Director Dave Caudel delves more into why you might decide to look for a formal diagnosis!
Autism Tennessee, a nonprofit that serves both children and adults on the spectrum, keeps a running list of service providers in middle Tennessee who specialize in providing diagnoses for autism. To learn more, please visit the Autism Tennessee website and contact them by phone or email.