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 at CPMC's Pediatric and Adolescent Neurology Program 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.
CPMC provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services specifically for people with autism.
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