Autism Diagnostic Clinic

You will attend the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo’s Autism Center Diagnostic Clinic at least twice to perform evaluations on children referred to the clinic with a licensed psychologist specializing in autism.

You will increase your familiarity with the standardized diagnostic evaluation process for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by observing standardized clinical assessments of children in regard to social functioning, communication and other domains.

You’ll participate in a multidisciplinary evaluation process to establish whether a child meets clinical criteria for being on the autism spectrum.

Child and adolescent psychiatrists are often the primary physicians entrusted with caring for children on the spectrum.

Combined with clinical experiences in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic, this rotation will improve your ability to recognize, assess and treat ASD.

Conditions Seen

Common diagnoses or problems you can expect to encounter during this rotation include:

  • ASD
  • social pragmatic communication disorder
  • other communication disorders
  • learning disorders
  • intellectual disabilities
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • mood and anxiety disorders


Residents schedule two to four patients during this clinic.

Rotation Details

  • Year 2 rotation
  • Scheduled for two or more mornings

Clinical Site

Autism Center Diagnostic Clinic
Oishei Children's Hospital
818 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Faculty and Staff

  • one child and adolescent licensed clinical psychologist with extensive clinical and research experience in the ASD field — all cases receive direct supervision

Patient Population

  • children and adolescents from a broad socioceonomic spectrum from across Western New York