The Autism Diagnosis Education Project (ADEP) Clinic

The Autism Diagnosis Education Project Clinic is a partnership between Franklin County Early Intervention and Nisonger Center. This clinic provides a medical diagnosis for young children who are suspected of a possible Autism Spectrum Disorder and are enrolled in early intervention in Franklin County. The clinic is for children ages 1 – 3 years of age. Children must be referred by their Franklin County Early Intervention Service Coordinator. Families discuss their concerns with a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician.

The evaluation consists of a review of the child’s previous medical and early intervention records, a clinical interview with the parents and other significant care providers, and administration of an Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS). Findings and recommendations are discussed with parents to develop ideas for services and to provide a medical diagnosis. A formal report is provided to parents, the referring professional, and the primary care physician after the evaluation. This process typically is completed in one clinic visit.

For more information, please contact Shannon Guay at (614) 685-6701 or


Fellows from the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics fellowship program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital may also participate in the ADEP Clinic.


The ADEP Clinic Staff: