September 2015
Vol 1, Issue 10       
A publication from the Center for Autism Research

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.

Signs of ASD: What to Look For

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?

Getting an Evaluation for ASD

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. 

Upcoming Events
Next Steps For Families Workshop (9/30/15)  mother-son-hug.jpg

Register to attend this workshop geared towards parents and caregivers of toddlers and young elementary school children who have been newly diagnosed with ASD. 

Next Steps Into Adolescence (10/22/15)  young-cellphone-man.jpg
Register to attend this work shop geared toward pre-teens and teens  with autism spectrum disorder, and their parents, as they prepare for the physical and social changes of adolescence. 

Distinguished Lecture Series (10/28/15) 

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.

Research Opportunities
CAR is Seeking Siblings for ASD Study

D o you have an infant aged 3-6 months?
Do they have an older sibling? Your children may be eligible for a research study to help understand brain development in children with autism spectrum disorder.