Developmental/Autism Spectrum Disorder Screening Resources (2015) – State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC) - Resources to assist state Title V Maternal & Child Health Programs (MCH) programs in their efforts to develop and implement effective system-wide developmental screening services, including resources for Title V action planning, a case study of one state's Title V action plan, a scan of federal and national programs that have a specific objective/measure around developmental screening, and a matrix of which states have had grant or technical assistance programs related to developmental and autism screening.
The Autism Navigator - This collection of web-based resources from the Autism Institute at Florida State University College of Medicine
includes free tools for families and others interested in early diagnosis and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. View this introductory video (4:56 minutes) to learn more. (posted June 25, 2015)
State of the States for Services and Supports for People with ASD (2014)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services - This report summarizes data on existing programs and policies for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
It includes information related to the following questions:
What are states and/or local government doing to provide services for people with ASD?
What are the types of services and supports that a person with ASD can access?
How are these supports and services funded?
Autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, is an umbrella term commonly used to describe several developmental disorders in which individuals have substantial differences in the nature of their social development and communication skills, as well as unusual behaviors and interests. ASD is not a diagnostic category, but is widely used to refer to three of the five diagnoses under the category of pervasive developmental disorders. Those three diagnoses are Autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).