Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Evaluation
VCHIP is providing third-party evaluation for the Vermont Department of Health’s Vermont State Implementation Grant for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities (DD), through a three-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
- Partnerships are demonstrated between professionals and families of children and youth with ASD/DD in the project and in all aspects of the system of care.
- Children with ASD and other DDs have access to a high quality medical home and access to adequate health insurance and financing of services.
- Expanded early and continuous screening for ASD/DD by medical homes, leading to more timely evaluation, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment.
- Community-based services are organized for easy use by families.
- Transition to adult health care, work, and independence is successful.
Findings of the ASD Evaluation:
- 100% of parents indicated that their child was receiving early intervention services and 90% of parents indicated that the adequacy of early intervention services is very adequate or somewhat adequate
- Two-thirds of parents of children with ASD/DD indicated that in the last twelve months, their child received care from more than one kind of health care practitioner or used more than one kind of health service. Of those who received care from multiple providers, half did not receive help from their child's primary care provider's office to coordinate the child's care among those different providers and/or services
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