Child Health Topics

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

AASD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1 in 68 childrenExternal Link. Children with autism face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including long wait times for diagnoses or treatments. The earlier children are treated for autism, the more likely they are able to progress and meet development milestones in a timely fashion. This means that early intervention is crucial.

How We’re Helping

We have worked with autism specialty clinics across North America to improve their care systems and find successful treatment tactics to share on a wider scale.

Highlights of Improving Autism Care

In this video, Autism Treatment Network (ATN) Director Dan Coury, MD, speaks about how NICHQ's quality improvement program is helping centers around the continent improve care for children with autism spectrum disorders. SourceExternal Link