Carolina Autism Resource and Evaluation
The CARE Center was established to diagnose, assess, and plan for
services for people with autism in order to meet the needs of
families of children with autism and professionals who work with
them. The CARE Center is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of
autistic diagnostic and treatment professionals. All of our services
are provided free of charge.
Autism Evaluation: The CARE Center provides
diagnostic evaluations for children ages 18 months to 18 years who
are suspected of having autism characteristics. We typically
complete the evaluations in one day and provide the family with a
diagnosis, written treatment recommendations, and take time to
explain our evaluation results and answer all of their questions.
Home Intervention: We provide in-home
intervention services for children up to age 6 years old who are
diagnosed with autism. These services include identifying curriculum
goals, training parents and therapists about the best ways to teach
their child, and monitoring the child's progress.
Training: CARE Center staff are involved in
training parents and professionals in our intervention programs. We
also train medical residents, speech-language pathologists, and
school psychologists who are interested in learning more about
diagnosing autism. Finally, we are often invited to present lectures
to parent support groups and other agencies.