The Marquette Autism Clinic is a specialty clinic of the Center for Psychological Services at Marquette University. The clinic is directed by Amy Van Hecke, Ph.D., an autism specialist and assistant professor of psychology, and supervised by fellow professors and licensed psychologists, John Grych, Ph.D., Alyson Gerdes, Ph.D., and Stephen Saunders, Ph.D. Doctoral students in the clinical psychology program staff the clinic. The clinic works on a sliding-fee scale based on family income. We strive to serve all clients regardless of ability to pay. Our fee is a flat rate that includes all services and can be paid in full or in smaller installments. Voluntary participation in research studies being conducted by our group may also reduce the fee required.
The Marquette Autism Clinic strives to:
We offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum disorders, utilizing measures considered to be the gold standard in the field. We serve all ages, starting with children as young as 2-years-old and extending through adulthood. All evaluations include the following measures, as well as any additional testing determined necessary:
Additionally, specialized speech/language evaluations are available through a partnership with the Marquette University Department of Speech-Language Pathology.
Social skills therapy groups (the Program for the Enrichment and Education of Relational Skills, or PEERS) are offered in the fall and spring for children aged 11-16. Please see our research studies page for more information.
If you are interested in receiving an evaluation or have further questions about our services, please contact the Marquette Autism Clinic at (414) 288-4438, or contact us via email by completing the information request form below. We will reply to your request for information within two weeks.