Feb 04, 2014 -- 12:46 pmFor the first time in 15 years, a major psychiatric organization is updating its practice guidelines for treating kids and adolescents with autism.
A series of seven recommendations from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry outline the responsibilities clinicians have in diagnosing and treating those on the spectrum.
The guidance published this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is an update to recommendations first presented by the group in 1999. It offers clinicians a roadmap for the best assessment and treatment practices for autism, though doctors must also take into account each patient's unique circumstances in developing a plan, the organization said.
To read the entire article, please click: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/02/04/new-recommendations-spectrum/19073/
To read the guidance document, please click: http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(13)00819-8/fulltext
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