Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Programs Division

Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic (ASEC)

The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic (ASEC) (formerly known as the Neurodevelopmental Clinic) provides diagnostic evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or related conditions. We see children ages 3 and older, to evaluate social and emotional development, communication, thinking and problem solving, adaptive skills and behavior. 

Our interdisciplinary teams have strong expertise in ASD and developmental disabilities. Teams may include a pediatrician, clinical psychologist, speech-language pathologist and family therapist or clinical social worker. Trainees from different fields often observe and participate in clinics.

Following an evaluation, we can help families find resources for their child. We provide recommendations for treatment or other evaluations if needed. If a child is diagnosed with ASD, we make referrals to other services in the Autism Programs at the CDD.

Medicaid or private insurance are billed for evaluations, but there are no out-of-pocket charges to families for ASEC evaluations. The clinic is supported by the NM Department of Health.

Parents/Caregivers: Complete and return the CESU Intake Packet to start the process for requesting an Autism Spectrum evaluation.

For more information about ASEC, please call (505) 272-9337 or 1-800-270-1861.