Medical Services

Multidisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Clinic (M-DEC)

The Multidisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Clinic (M-DEC) at the University of Michigan Health System provides comprehensive diagnostic assessment of infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children under age of 6 years with suspected autistic spectrum disorders, including Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Asperger Syndrome. The diagnostic team consists of a Pediatric Psychologist, a Pediatric Neurologist and a Speech Pathologist. As this is a diagnostic clinic only, no intervention is available in this setting, but specific community and school-based resources are provided.

Physician referrals are needed for insurance reimbursement for the Speech and Neurology components of the evaluation. Most insurance covers all or part of the evaluation.

Please note: The Multidisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Clinic (M-DEC) is now part of Pediatric Neurology.


The faculty include:

Martha Diane Carlson, M.D., Ph.D.,   Pediatric Neurology
Lynn  Driver, M.S., M.A., C.C.C.,   Speech Pathology

Contact Information: (734) 232-7888

Appointments are by: Physician Referral Only
To make an appointment call: (734) 232-7888
TTD (Michigan Relay System for Hearing Impaired): (800) 649-3777

Send referral information to our Administrative location:
Pediatric Neurology - MDEC
1540 East Hospital Drive
Room 12-733
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-4279
Phone: (734) 232-7888
Fax: (734) 615-2440

Clinic Location:
Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital
1540 East Hospital Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 232-7888
Fax: (734) 615-2440