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RESOURCES

Resources for the Early Identification module include Screening and Diagnosis Instruments (Tables 1-3) and Activities (1-3). Download all resources for the Early Identification Module [PDF].

Screening and Diagnosis Instruments

[ Download PDF ] Table 1: Recommended Screening Instruments

[ Download PDF ] Table 2: Recommended Instruments for Diagnostic Evaluation

[ Download PDF ] Table 3: Other Measures of Autism Symptoms (not used for diagnosis)

The following notes provide a guide in reading the above tables.

* Age Range: Inclusive (e.g., 2 – 6 years = from 2 years 0 months through 6 years 11 months)

 † Training Needs:

  • Minimal: little to no training required, but presumes familiarity with instrument
  • Moderate: presumes prior basic interviewing/cognitive assessment training
  • Intensive: additional specialized training, such as workshop attendance, suggested

Activities

[ Download PDF ] Activity 1: Surveillance 

[ Download PDF ] Activity 2: Screening

[ Download PDF ] Activity 3: Diagnostic Assessment