Pine Rest staff have worked with several insurance providers to develop additional assessment and treatment services. Pine Rest was approved by Priority Health several months ago as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Center of Excellence and the Pine Rest Psychological Consultation Center (PCC) recently named an Approved Autism Evaluation Center (AAEC) by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network of Michigan (BCBS/BCN).

ASD assessments include interviews, rating scales, review of school and medical records, and various standardized assessment tools, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2. To qualify as an AAEC a multidisciplinary team needs to be involved in the assessment. Pine Rest’s team includes a physician, psychologists and a speech-language pathologist.