Autistic Disorder Criteria - F84.0 (299.00)
Full-text criteria source directly from: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
Assessment & Screening Tools
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children be screened for developmental delays and disabilities during regular well-child doctor visits at 9 months, 18 months, and 24 (or 30) months. Additional screening might be needed if a child is at high risk for developmental problems because of preterm birth or low birth weight. In addition, all children should be screened specifically for ASD during regular well-child doctor visits at 18 months and 24 months, with additional screening needed if a child is at high risk for ASD (e.g., having a sibling with an ASD) or if symptoms are present.
Position Papers & Practice Parameters
- Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parents' Medication Guide (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
- Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions: Empirically Validated Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (Schreibman et al, 2015)
- Psychiatric disorders that are co-morbid with autism spectrum disorders (Simonoff et al, 2008)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and genomics
- Optimal Outcome in Individuals with a History of Autism (Fein et al, 2013)
- DSM V changes
- Johnson, N. L., Burkett, K., Reinhold, J., & Bultas, M. W. (2016). Translating Research to Practice for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Part I: Definition, Associated Behaviors, Prevalence, Diagnostic Process, and Interventions. Journal of Pediatric Health Care 30(1),15-26, doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.09.008
- Bultas, M. W., Johnson, N. L., Burkett, K., & Reinhold, J. (2016). Translating Research to Practice for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Part 2: Behavior Management in Home and Health Care Settings. Journal of Pediatric Health Care 30(1), 27-37 doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.09.009
For Your Families
Advocacy (from Autism Speaks)
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