Medicaid Autism Testing & Medicaid Autism Diagnosis

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We are so excited to share with you that Mountain Vista Psychology is now able to complete Autism Testing & Autism Diagnosis for those who have Medicaid! As you know, we are a mission and passion driven practice. We have been on mission to ensure quality mental health care is accessible so lives can be changed. Our mission is the reason why we decided to get paneled with Medicaid. There are long wait lists throughout Colorado for people who need to get an Autism evaluation and possible Autism Diagnosis, often up to a year. Long wait lists are true for everyone, but especially those who have Medicaid. This is heart breaking. Why is this so heart breaking? If you wait a year to get tested and diagnosed for Autism, you miss a year of intervention, accommodations, support, and understanding. A year of life wasted. A year of intervention delayed. This is especially critical for kids, who can get access to interventions that can greatly improve their lives.

So, how do you know if you should pursue an Autism Evaluation? Below, we have included symptoms of Autism Spectrum according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s website (

A person with ASD might:

Not respond to their name by 12 months of age

Not point at objects to show interest (point at an airplane flying over) by 14 months

Not play “pretend” games (pretend to “feed” a doll) by 18 months

Avoid eye contact and want to be alone

Have trouble understanding other people’s feelings or talking about their own feelings

Have delayed speech and language skills

Repeat words or phrases over and over (echolalia)

Give unrelated answers to questions

Get upset by minor changes

Have obsessive interests

Flap their hands, rock their body, or spin in circles

Have unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look, or feel

Social Skills:

Social issues are one of the most common symptoms in all of the types of ASD. People with an ASD do not have just social “difficulties” like shyness. The social issues they have cause serious problems in everyday life.

Examples of social issues related to ASD:

Does not respond to name by 12 months of age

Avoids eye-contact

Prefers to play alone

Does not share interests with others

Only interacts to achieve a desired goal

Has flat or inappropriate facial expressions

Does not understand personal space boundaries

Avoids or resists physical contact

Is not comforted by others during distress

Has trouble understanding other people’s feelings or talking about own feelings

If this sounds familiar, don’t wait, get an evaluation. We provide a thorough evaluation by a licensed psychologist without the long wait times! So, if you have Medicaid and you think your child may be on the Autism Spectrum, please don’t wait to get evaluated. Call us today so you can get answers. We are here to help!

Phone Number for Our Care Coordinator: 720-583-9332


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