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J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Feb;53(2):237-57. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.10.013.

Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

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  • J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Aug;53(8):931.

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by patterns of delay and deviance in the development of social, communicative, and cognitive skills that arise in the first years of life. Although frequently associated with intellectual disability, this condition is distinctive in its course, impact, and treatment. Autism spectrum disorder has a wide range of syndrome expression and its management presents particular challenges for clinicians. Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder can present for clinical care at any point in development. The multiple developmental and behavioral problems associated with this condition necessitate multidisciplinary care, coordination of services, and advocacy for individuals and their families. Early, sustained intervention and the use of multiple treatment modalities are indicated.

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Practice Parameters; autism; developmental disorders; guidelines; pervasive developmental disorders

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10.1016/j.jaac.2013.10.013
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