We provide standards of best practice in diagnostic and clinical evaluations, in addition to specific treatment and intervention activities designed to conform to established ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association, the National Standards Project (for autism spectrum disorders) and the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
The Clinical Assessment Core (CAC) of the research programs at Marcus Autism Center is the locus for the recruitment, rigorous clinical characterization, management, and care of children and their families participating in clinical research.
The CAC provides standards of excellence in clinical research characterization through the diagnostic and clinical evaluation of individuals by highly experienced clinicians from various disciplines, including psychology, speech pathology, psychiatry, nursing, pediatrics and care coordination. The objectives of the CAC include:
Avi Gates, an active, independent 3-year-old, does not have autism. But for two years, she was a participant in an autism research study aimed at changing the very nature of the disease. Learn why Avi's parent's chose to participate in autism research.
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