Ozarks Area Autism Clinic
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Nixa, Missouri 65714
The Ozarks Area Autism Clinic (OAAC) provides multidisciplinary and differential diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder for children 18 months through six years as well as provide treatment for children 18 months through six years. Our team will provide your family real direction in living day-to-day with the struggles you may face. We believe in early intervention and welcome young children to our clinic.
OAAC is the only clinic of its kind in Southwest Missouri, using a two-day team model including five professional disciplines lead by a Pediatric Neuropsychologist to evaluate, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your child. When your family goes through OAAC, you will leave with an incredible partnership for the future of your child.
OAAC follows the Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative 2010, Missouri Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. OAAC utilizes the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), the ”gold standard” in Autism diagnosis based on DSM-IV criteria.
Our team will provide your family real direction in living day-to-day with the struggles you may face. We believe in early intervention and welcome young children to our clinic.
For more information, read the OAAC Brochure.
What to Expect
Every child who receives an appointment to OAAC will meet every member of our Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Team including five medical providers for evaluation. Following the testing, the OAAC Diagnostic Team will meet together specifically about each child to determine diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for each discipline. After this is completed, the team will meet with the families to offer answers that same day. At the end of the OAAC clinic two-day appointment, each child will receive a diagnosis and comprehensive plan for moving forward! The OAAC appointment will be scheduled for two consecutive half days.
Currently, the OAAC is only accepting referrals for children with Medicaid ages 18 months through six years.
Scheduling Your Child
The Ozarks Area Autism Clinic is physically located in Nixa, MO within the OCH Christian County Clinic in the Physical Medicine entrance. It is the first door on the left when you pull into the parking lot.
All children must receive a referral to the OAAC from a physician. This referral may be faxed to: 417-725-7373.
Once the OAAC receives the referral, the family will be mailed a registration packet which includes medical history forms, developmental questionnaires and several other forms. These materials must be filled out and returned to the OAAC before the appointment will be scheduled. When OAAC receives the completed packet, the family will be contacted to schedule a clinic date and time.
If the family does not keep their scheduled appointment, the child will be put back onto the end of the waiting list. Please make every effort to keep appointments.