Individuals must register with the center to access statewide multi-tiered direct services.
How to Register with WV ATC
Step #1: Registration
Questions can be addressed by speaking with Intake Coordinator Kelly Vance. Contact her at 304-696-2840.
The WV ATC serves West Virginians diagnosed with ASD, regardless of age. The registration process must be initiated by the individual diagnosed with an ASD, or by their parent or legally recognized caregiver.
To begin a registration inquiry fill out the following online form or call 304-696-2840 and ask for Kelly Vance the Intake Coordinator. This process will help us gather your important information, learn more about your needs, and then help you begin the registration process.
Step #2: Clarifying Information
The registrant should complete the registration packet within a two week time period and return it via US mail along with a copy of a clinical diagnostic report confirming a diagnosis of ASD. Once the completed registration form is received, the Intake Coordinator will contact you to gather some preliminary information and answer any of your questions. The information submitted will be used to determine eligibility of services.
Step #3: Determining Eligibility
The following qualifications must be met to receive services:
- The registrant must have a clinical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), or Asperger’s Disorder;
- The diagnosis must be provided by a licensed clinical psychologist or a medical doctor. A psychological assessment conducted by a school psychologist or other school therapists cannot be accepted as part of the registration. The diagnosis must be provided by a licensed clinical psychologist or a medical doctor. An assessment conducted by a school psychologist is not a clinical evaluation and cannot, along with other education assessments, be accepted as part of the registration.;
- If the registrant is a minor, his or her parent or legally recognized caregivers must reside in West Virginia. If the registrant is a legally competent adult, the registrant must reside in West Virginia.
Step #4: Needs Assessment
Once the registration and eligibility determination processes are complete, the registration form is sent to the Family Liaison. The Family Liaison will schedule a telephone needs assessment with you and help establish an appropriate level of service.