Autism Spectrum Resources

Referrals for Screening and/or Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Cenpatico Integrated Care covers medically necessary behavioral health services for all AHCCCS-eligible children and adults, including the diagnosis and treatment for individuals who may have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

AHCCCS-eligible families who are engaged in services within the Cenpatico system care, and who believe an adult or child may have ASD, should schedule an appointment with their psychiatrist or primary care provider. 

Children and adults not currently engaged with a behavioral health provider in the Cenpatico system of care should first see their primary care provider, who can then refer the child and family to a specialized ASD diagnosing provider, as referenced in Provider Manual Attachment 3.3.1, Process for ASD Diagnosis in Cenpatico Network, which can be found here.

Completion of an intake at an ICC Agency is not required for families seeking a one-time consultation for the diagnosis or rule out of ASD.

A list of specialized ASD diagnosing providers within the Cenpatico system of care is available within Provider Manual Attachment 3.3.2, Cenpatico Specialized ASD Diagnosing Providers List, which can be found here.