Should We Be Screening All Young Children for Autism?
In August, a new, federally-funded report sent ripples throughout the autism community when it called into question the effectiveness of universal screening for autism for all children under 3 years old during regular pediatric check-ups. We asked three CAR clinicians and researchers to help clarify the debate. Here's CAR's quick-take.
Many first-time parents have a hard time knowing what to look for in their child's development. Even parents with more than one child may have a hard time identifying a delay, since children develop at different rates. So how do you know when to raise a concern with your doctor?
So, you have a concern that your child may have a developmental delay. Getting an evaluation for your child is usually the culmination of a three-step process. Here's a brief guide to what to expect and how to choose the best path for you and your child.
Register to attend this evening lecture with Paul Yoder, PhD, of Vanderbilt University. Dr. Yoder will discuss speech & language delays in children with ASD and the current research on effective interventions.
TheCenter for Autism Research (CAR)is a collaborative effort between The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. CAR's primary mission is to understand the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and develop effective treatments through research with infants through adults. Families who participate receive comprehensive assessment reports and are paid for their time and some travel expenses. CAR is also committed to serving the needs of families living with ASD through education and guidance. The newCAR Autism Roadmap seeks to help families answer questions about life with autism, whether they are new to the diagnosis or have lived with it for years, as well as connect them with resources in their communities via theCAR Resource Directory.
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