Autism Spectrum Evaluation Team (A.S.E.T.)
Interdisciplinary Evaluation Clinic

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which impacts communication, socialization, and behavior. Some children display signs of autism at a very early age. We will see children at the age of first concerns; children who show developmental delays and symptoms characteristic of an autism spectrum disorder.

We conduct interdisciplinary evaluations, utilizing evidence based measures, allowing for multiple providers to spend time with the family and patient. This in turn allows us to provide a comprehensive evaluation of overall development and medical needs and offer families extensive treatment recommendations and guidance.

Interdisciplinary teams may include a medical provider, psychologist, speech and language pathologist, and other professionals depending on patient needs. Evaluations consist of:

  • Diagnostic interview with psychologist
  • ADOS (social/play based assessment)
  • Speech and language evaluation
  • Consult with needed medical providers
  • Feedback and recommendations

A comprehensive evaluation report which includes treatment recommendations and referrals to community resources.

Arrange an Evaluation
To arrange an evaluation, please contact the Center for Autism at 216.448.6440.

Lerner School for Autism

Lerner School for Autism

Program Description

Our chartered non-public school, certified by the Ohio Department of Education, serves students from the age of first diagnosis to 22 years old. Licensed special educators, behavior analysts, speech/language pathologists and classroom behavior therapists have intensive training and experience in ABA. Parent training, observations and home visits are integral components of both of our programs.

Early Childhood Program

An intensive full-day, year-round, center-based behavioral service for children 1 to 5 years of age. Tailored instruction focuses on development of skills across the domains of language and communication, socialization, play, adaptive behavior and toilet training.

School-Age Program

An intensive full-day, year-round, center-based behavioral program. Tailored instruction focuses on communication, socialization, academics, adaptive behavior, vocational preparation and transitional services. Applying skills in community settings is emphasized.


With over 100 staff members, the multidisciplinary team at the Lerner School is comprised of:

  • Psychologists
  • BCBAs
  • Teachers
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Classroom Behavioral Therapists

More Information

For more information about The Lerner School at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism, please call 216.448.6440.

Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient Therapy

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism offers multiple outpatient therapies across our three locations and in-home. All our therapists are trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and use behavioral techniques in therapy.

Clinical Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services

Individualized ABA treatment (behavior therapy) is provided to children with ASD with a strong component of parent training. Focused ABA treatment plans target the development of specific skills across areas including socialization, play, adaptive behavior and language, with an emphasis on communication skills. Services will be provided using a tiered delivery model. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will design and supervise treatment goals and oversee Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) in working directly with the client.

Outpatient Speech/Language Therapy

The Center for Autism’s outpatient speech department specializes in providing children with ASD speech/language evaluations, individual therapy and small group therapy. All speech/language pathologists are trained in the principles of ABA.

Available locations:

More Information

For more information about outpatient services at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism, 216.448.6440.

Autism Development Solutions

Autism Development Solutions

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Autism Development Solutions (CCCADS) provides essential services for independent healthcare and educational organizations from consulting on an as-needed basis, to on-the-ground assistance in the development and execution of a full business plan for your autism treatment program. CCCADS provides the total framework for large-scale facility and clinical program development – from designing full-service treatment centers; staff development; creation of individualized patient treatment plans; establishing necessary policies & procedures as well as full organizational processes for a center’s daily operation; to providing opportunities for research collaboration across a global network of Cleveland Clinic Children’s model licensed affiliates and/or mirror-treatment centers.

Unlike other consultations in autism treatment, CCCADS provides an end-to-end solution. CCCADS offers all levels of assistance in helping your organization grow your service delivery options and produce a fully-functional treatment program for patients and families affected by autism within their own community. CCCADS provides essential services that can be tailored to fit your specific healthcare or educational organization’s individual needs.