Meet our New Diagnostic Clinic Director
Dr. Erica Skepnek, PsyD, recently joined the AZA United team as the director of our new Special Needs Diagnostic Clinic. As a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Skepnek will be leading the development, oversight and management of our new program that will offer diagnostic evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults with autism or other special needs.
Dr. Skepnek completed her educational degrees in Illinois, and her internship and residency experiences in California. She relocated to Arizona shortly thereafter and began working with another local nonprofit. Dr. Skepnek has worked in the field of autism treatment for 14 years. Her experience within the field is vast and diverse. In addition to assessment and diagnostic experience, she has also worked in social/vocational programming, counseling, and program development for individuals with developmental disabilities. The last 7 years of her career have been spent in her primary area of interest, which is building, managing, and refining diagnostic services for individuals with autism. Dr. Skepnek firmly believes in guiding families through what comes next after a diagnosis. She emphasizes the importance of providing emotional support and resources to help parents through the initial stages after receiving a diagnosis, as it can be a difficult and confusing time for everyone involved in the individual’s life. She very much looks forward to creating an innovative model of excellence and compassion within AZA United's new Special Needs Diagnostic Clinic.
AZA United expects to begin offering diagnostic services later this year. Say tuned for the official program launch announcement!