Evidence Based Interventions

Evidence Based Interventions

Over the past thirty years there has been a growing focus in the field of child and adolescent behavioral health on providing evidenced based interventions. Behavioral health intervention is often time and cost intensive and consumers and funding sources expect...
Autism Advocacy in Action

Autism Advocacy in Action

The prevalence of autism is rising, and the DD community would do well to familiarize itself with this lifelong condition, and local efforts to advocate for policy and awareness. What is Autism? The CDC website provides a large amount of helpful information to inform...
Girls with Autism: the Ones Left Behind, Part II

Girls with Autism: the Ones Left Behind, Part II

In Part I of this installment, an unnerving phenomenon was introduced: girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are being under- and misdiagnosed. Research attempting to understand why it is so challenging to diagnose girls with autism have looked both at diagnostic...
Girls with Autism: the Ones Left Behind, Part I

Girls with Autism: the Ones Left Behind, Part I

It’s been a long-held understanding that boys appear to have autism at higher rates than girls; 4:1 is a ratio that often gets tossed around. However, there’s less clarity when you begin to wonder, “Why?” It would seem that some fault lies with diagnosis, some with...
Asperger’s Syndrome: The Modern Day Diagnosis

Asperger’s Syndrome: The Modern Day Diagnosis

What is Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), and How Is It Different from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? While the DSM-V has recently characterized Asperger’s Syndrome as a subcategory of ASD, Asperger’s has a few defining qualities that would seem to contradict the nature of...