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Autism Clinical Services

Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation Services for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers testing for ASD for children up to age 18. These are done through research studies as well as through the Division of Developmental Medicine at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. To learn about what these visits look like, click the links.

Have questions about your child’s development?

These programs can speak with you about your child and services that they offer before you see us. You can call them while you wait.

  • If your child is under 34 months, contact the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS), 800-852-7157.
  • If your child is 34 months or older, contact your county school system. Ask to have your child tested for preschool special education.
  • The Regional Intervention Program offers parents help with children’s challenging behavior.
  • For help with finding therapists, such as speech therapists, call your pediatrician, insurance company, or visit the Vanderbilt Autism Resource Line.

Contact Information

Local: (615) 322-7565
Toll free: (877) ASD-VUMC (273-8862)
E-mail: autismresources@vanderbilt.edu