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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Surveillance and Developmental Monitoring: Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Under-served Community: Who Refers and Why?


ppt File Early Diagnosis of ASD. Who Refers and Why? [download]


Lisa Shulman, MD, Associate LEND director
Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND


Early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become an important public health goal. But disparities exist regarding who achieves an early diagnosis. We looked at success stories of children In a low SES/minority setting who achieved an early diagnosis: Who referred them? Why were they referred? Answers to these questions form a basis of exploring strategies for facilitating an early diagnosis of ASD for all affected children.

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