Diagnostic​ Services

Dr. Lisa Minor is a Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 15 years of experience in supporting individuals with autism across diverse environments, including schools, homes, centers, outpatient facilities, and residential settings. She specializes in conducting autism diagnostic assessments for toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults, emphasizing evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies. Dr. Minor is committed to collaborating with parents and caregivers to identify their child's strengths and clinical needs. Her assessment process is tailored, but typically includes a comprehensive developmental interview with caregivers and administration of diagnostic tests. Families are provided with a report upon completion of testing.
Dr Lisa Minor
LM Psychological Services, LLC

Autism Diagnostic Services

Adapt For Life provides Autism Diagnostic Services for families in the Indianapolis area. If you’re seeking assessment and support for your child, our clinics in Indianapolis West, Indianapolis South, and Fishers, Indiana are here to help. 

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Benefits of Diagnostic Services

Comprehensive Review

At Adapt for Life, our diagnostic procedure employs a multidisciplinary method encompassing a thorough review of medical records, developmental history, present behaviors, cognitive and language capacities, as well as direct observations and assessments.

Meaningful Insights

Our diagnostic evaluation will assist in identifying which intervention is most likely to enhance your child’s development.

Developmental Guidance

Through our diagnostic evaluation process, we pinpoint the most effective interventions to support your child’s growth and development. 

What To Anticipate During Your Diagnostic Session

Parent Consultation

Before your consultation, you’ll be asked to complete a questionnaire covering various aspects of your child’s medical, developmental, social-emotional, and behavioral background. During the session, you’ll meet with our diagnostician, who will delve into your child’s developmental history using the Autism Diagnostic Inventory, Revised (ADI-R) and address any queries you may have about the assessment process.

Assessment and Review

Your child will undergo evaluation using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2), a validated tool for accurately identifying autism. We’ll also assess adaptive behavior and social-emotional functioning. The duration of the assessment will depend on your child’s age and abilities. You’re welcome to accompany your child throughout the process, especially if they experience separation anxiety.

Recommendation Session

After the assessment, you’ll have a meeting with the diagnostician. They’ll provide you with a comprehensive report detailing your child’s developmental history, test outcomes, diagnostic conclusions, and recommendations for future interventions. The diagnostician will thoroughly discuss these areas with you and address any questions you may have.

Understanding the Diagnostic Evaluation

After receiving a referral and confirming insurance coverage for your child, we will schedule the initial appointment. The duration of the developmental evaluation may differ depending on your child’s individual needs and the diagnostic method employed. Certain insurance providers may have preferences regarding the diagnostic tool for assessing ASD in children. On average, the assessment typically lasts between 1.5 to 3 hours.

Diagnostic FAQs

Once we have a referral and insurance verification for your child, we can set up the initial appointment. The time it takes to conduct the developmental evaluation varies from child to child as well as the diagnostic tool used. Some insurance companies have specific request for which diagnostic tool is used when assessing children for ASD. The average time to conduct the assessment varies from 1.5-3 hours.

After obtaining the referral and verifying insurance, the evaluation process usually lasts 1-2 weeks.

ABA services are typically covered by insurance companies upon confirmation of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. If your child doesn’t have an ASD diagnosis, you have the option to privately fund the services.

Following your child’s diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, our team will collaborate with your family to arrange Applied Behavior Analysis services. We’ll support your family in obtaining approval for a Functional Behavior Assessment, which involves evaluating the function of your child’s behavior. This assessment is the initial stage in crafting a comprehensive behavioral treatment plan.


Our Intake team will check your insurance coverage for you. A referral from your child’s doctor will be needed unless your family is paying out-of-pocket.

Our diagnostician will work to evaluate your child for potential developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Depending on your location, we have an onsite diagnostician to support your family with little to no wait. This is a service that we continue to actively work towards expanding to more locations near you.