Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Clinical Referrals & Consultations

Autism diagnostic services will be unavailable from August - December 2020.  Please call 828-262-2185 or email for a list of other evaluation sites in North Carolina. 

Click here or email for a list of local organizations providing autism support and services. 

Click here to learn more about IHHS Community Outreach Activites and Programs for Autism incuding the Hub For Autism and Neurodiversity and Camp Crinkleroot, 

Social Work Consultations

Bachelors and Masters Degree level social work students are available to provide assessment; intervention; supportive and goal-oriented counseling; case management/systems navigation (Care Collaborative); and referrals to relevant Appalachian State programs, community agencies or services.  Students can also assist with advocacy; training, education, and consultation for faculty, staff, students, or parents;  and professional education. 

We strive to aid our clients in bridging gaps to services, providing moral support and promoting self-efficacy, and self-worth.  Our main objective is to integrate different health science professions to meet the needs of those in the community. 

Call (828) 262-8658 for questions.

Nutrition Consultations

Consultations with Master of Science in Nutrition students are available for families with autistic children. Consults will assess mealtime behaviors and gastrointestinal issues. Dietary analysis by collecting dietary recall information is also available. More focused follow-up visits will also be available if issues are identified. Call 828-262-8658 to schedule an appointment.