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Testing for Autism and Developmental Delays

Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by delays in social skills and communication accompanied by behavioral rigidity and sensory sensitivities.  

 

According to the CDC, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.

 

Autism can be diagnosed as early as 18 months. Research shows that early intervention leads to positive outcomes later in life for people with Autism.

At Brennan & Associates, we test for the presence of Autism and/or other developmental delays through a structured parent interview as well as through structured activities and interactive play.  Gold standard tools, such as the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) are used.