Autism Clinic

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 associate professor of psychology, and co-supervised by licensed psychologists. 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 $400 fee is a flat rate that includes all services and can be paid in full or in smaller installments. 


The Marquette Autism Clinic strives to:

  • be an informative and comforting resource for families seeking an autism evaluation or struggling with a current autism spectrum disorder diagnosis
  • provide comprehensive diagnostic work-ups using the most valid, objective, “gold standard” measures available
  • offer superior training to clinical psychology doctoral students

Services Provided

We offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum disorder. We serve all ages, starting with children as young as 15-months-old and extending through adulthood. All evaluations include the following measures, as well as any additional testing determined necessary:

  • Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
  • Cognitive testing using an age-appropriate test
  • Adaptive behavior testing

Via the Interdisciplinary Autism Initiative, social skills groups (PEERSÒ) are offered for young children (ages 4-7), adolescents (ages 11-18), and young adults (ages 18-28) with autism every semester, and a social skills and literacy camp is offered for school-age children (ages 6-12) in the summer. Please call (414) 288-4438, extension 1, for additional information. 

Contact Information

We are not currently taking new clients for diagnostic evaluations. If you have questions about a prior evaluation you or your child received in the Autism Clinic, or further questions about us, please contact us at (414) 288-4438, extension 3.