Autism Spectrum Center | Our Services

Whether you are coming to Boston Children’s Hospital for an outpatient appointment, evaluation, a surgical procedure, or an emergency visit, there are steps you can take to create a more positive experience for your child.

Who we see

  • patients who reside within New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
  • We primarily serve patients who are 26 months to 17 years old at the time of the scheduled evaluation appointment, but will sometimes see younger or older patients based upon clinical need.

We do not evaluate patients in crisis. For immediate safety concerns, call 911 or your local emergency services provider team, or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

Health insurance

Many insurance companies require a referral or prior authorization for coverage of services. Read more about accepted health insurances at Boston Children’s Hospital and participation in these plans.

Requesting an evaluation

To request an evaluation and New Patient Intake Packet, please visit the request an appointment page or call us at 617-355-7493.

A completed copy of our new patient intake packet is required in order to be added to our waiting list. The packets are also available below in PDF format. We also request copies of supporting documentation including:

  • any recent testing, including cognitive/psychological testing, and speech, occupational therapy, or physical therapy evaluations
  • records of any early intervention services or IEP/504 plans
  • past medical and diagnostic assessments

The intake packet and supporting documentation provides us with information about your child that will help make your visit more efficient and the evaluation more comprehensive.

Please return completed paperwork via mail, email, or fax

Mail:
Autism Spectrum Center
Attn: Intake Coordinators
300 Longwood Ave., BCH3433
Boston, MA 02115

Email:
autismcenter@childrens.harvard.edu

Fax:
617-730-4823

New patient intake packets by age

Learn about preparing your child for a medical appointment.