New Sites Added To Autism Treatment Network
Two more medical centers will soon join a national network designed to provide a one-stop shop for autism care.
New sites in Missouri and California will be added to Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network in September, bringing the total number of centers in the United States and Canada to 14.
Facilities that are part of the network offer a central place where kids and adolescents with autism can see everyone from pediatricians to psychiatrists, neurologists and gastrointestinal specialists with experience treating those on the spectrum.
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In addition to treating children with autism, the medical centers also conduct research. Officials with Autism Speaks said they will be putting added emphasis on investigating health conditions associated with autism going forward.
What’s more, member facilities will be increasing training for community health providers, they said.
The new sites will be located at the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of California, Irvine as well as the Knights of Columbus Child Development Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis.
There are existing Autism Treatment Network sites in Rochester, N.Y., Boston, Philadelphia, Little Rock, Ark., Nashville, Tenn., Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Columbus, Ohio, Columbia, Mo., Toronto and Edmonton, Canada.