Autism

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics provides services and resources for early diagnosis and intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Our comprehensive evaluation ensures an accurate diagnosis to provide each family with complete treatment recommendations. We then focus on connecting families to the best resources and therapies in the community. 

Program Staff

Patients benefit from a team approach that includes a developmental pediatrician, child psychologist, speech therapist and occupational therapist. The clinical assessment typically includes an in-depth interview, medical history, cognitive, behavioral, speech language, and motor assessments.

Program Highlights

  • Children's Mercy provides training for interns, post-doctoral students and medical residents to increase autism resources in the state of Missouri. 
  • Our program provides diagnostic services and then connects families to community resources appropriate for their diagnosis.
  • A family resource specialist and education coordinator provide ongoing resources and training opportunities for families.

 

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