The findings and conclusions in this presentation have not been formally
disseminated by the CDC and should not be construed to
represent any agency determination or policy.
Learn the Signs. Act Early.
AAP Reports Related to Autism 2001: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Children with Chronic Illness Pediatrics. 2001 Mar;107(3):598-601 2006: Developmental Screening Pediatrics. 2006 Jul;118(1):405-20 2007: Evaluation of Autism Pediatrics. 2007 Nov;120(5):1183-215 2007: Management of Autism Pediatrics. 2007 Nov;120(5):1162-82 2009: The Young Child with Autism Pediatrics. 2009 May;123(5):1383-91
Identification and Management of Children with Autism
AUTISM: Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians was developed by the AAP Autism Subcommittee to support health care professionals in the identification and ongoing management of children with ASDs in the medical home
Medical Management of Children with ASD Includes:
Effective treatment of coexisting medical problems such as seizures, challenging behaviors, and sleep disorders may allow the child to benefit more fully from educational interventions
Medication management of symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, irritability, aggression
Pediatricians can help families to understand how to evaluate the evidence regarding Complementary and Alternative therapies