Children's Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides evaluation and treatment services for children with atypical or complicated developmental disorders. The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders has four key areas.
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CASD Key Areas
The multidisciplinary staff specializes in evaluation and treatment of children from infancy to young adulthood who may have autism, Asperger syndrome, or other disorders of social development.
The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders conducts a variety of research studies, investigating the genetic, neurocognitive, behavioral, and social factors associated with autism, and is always seeking participants. Learn more about our research projects.
Training in neuropsychology, psychology, and psychiatry is provided at the pre-doctoral externship, pre-doctoral internship, and postdoctoral fellowship levels.
4. Community education and advocacy
The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders disseminates up-to-date information to families, patients, school personnel, physicians and other health providers, and community agency personnel through seminars, workshops, in-services, and consultations. Faculty also frequently offer talks and workshops. Previous and ongoing efforts include newsletters with research updates, faculty talks and workshops, community outreach lecture series, and a parent advisory committee. Check out the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Family Resources Notebook.
Diagnosis and Evaluation
Our program addresses the needs of all children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and specializes in the diagnosis and evaluation of children with primary deficits in the following:
- Social cognition
- Executive functioning, including
- Planning/organization skills
- Flexibility skills
- Inhibition skills
- Working memory skills
- Self-monitoring skills
The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Team
Children with ASD benefit from our multidisciplinary team that includes specialists in:
- Developmental/clinical psychology
- Developmental neuropsychology
- Speech and language pathology
Services from other Children’s divisions are integrated as needed, including:
- Developmental pediatrics