Clinical Services at Chapel Hill

INITIAL REFERRAL AND CONSULTATION

The focus of the initial meeting is to discuss the family's needs and to direct the family to both appropriate services as well as other available services at the Chapel Hill TEACCH Center. The initial consultation is the first step in receiving TEACCH services. If you would like to begin receiving TEACCH services, please call our office (919) 966-5156 and our staff will briefly talk to you about what services you are interested in starting and determine which forms you will need to complete. 

DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION

Chapel Hill TEACCH provides diagnostic evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults who are thought to have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but have not yet received a diagnosis. Evaluations typically last 1 to 1½ days (depending upon complexity of the case and services provided) at the clinic and focus on issues of diagnosis and educational programming and intervention. The evaluation includes caregiver interview and questionnaires; review of medical, social, academic, and developmental history; and testing sessions with the individual. The individual is directly assessed using state of the art, empirically-based assessment instruments;  either the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2nd edition (ADOS-2) or the Childhood Autism Rating Scale - 2nd edition (CARS2) are typically administered.

Results of a child evaluation are shared with the parents during an interpretive conference that is typically held at the end of the diagnostic day.  Parents of an adult coming to TEACCH for an evaluation are welcome to attend the interpretive conference at the invitation of their adult child. An individualized, written evaluation summary with comprehensive recommendations and resources is mailed to the family or individual, if an adult.

If you would like to begin the process for an evaluation, please call Catherine Jones, Office Manager at 919-966-5156.

FEES FOR SERVICES

Our clinical services are provided as part of the UNC Health Care system’s UNC Faculty Physicians group. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, BCCS, State Health Plan, as well as all qualified insurance plans.  TEACCH will also accept cash, check, money orders, or credit/debit cards, for any out-of-pocket expenses.