The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 1 in 44 children in the U.S. have some type of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a group of complex disorders of brain development. Usually diagnosed in childhood, these disorders can cause lifelong difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
Autism experts in the Sutter Health network are experienced at diagnosing and managing autism disorders. We offer the latest in clinical diagnostic techniques and provide medical and nonmedical treatment recommendations that can offer relief for many symptoms of autism and autism spectrum disorders.
In Sacramento, the Sutter Autism Treatment Center and Sutter Transition for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic (STAND) -- one of the few autism centers in California -- provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services specifically for autism patients.
We work with a number of specialists to provide ancillary care and treatment to our patients, including:
- Clinical Psychology
- Genetic Counseling
- Social Work
- Speech and Occupational Therapy
The Sutter Neuroscience Institute also participates in cutting edge autism research. In partnership with the Cord Bank Registry, we are running the first FDA-regulated clinical trial to assess the use of a child’s own cord blood stem cells to treat select patients with autism.