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Early Childhood

Early detection and early intervention are vital to treating persons with autism spectrum
disorders. Pediatricians must be attentive to developmental milestones; as recently as 10 years
ago; pediatricians would often dismiss delays in milestones. Today, the situation is better, but not
perfect. The American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org/en-us/search/pages/results.aspx?k=autism has instituted two recommended autism screening programs during well-baby visits for infants 18
and 24-months old.

Dr. Lisa Wiggins, a developmental psychologist and epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) refers parents to the CDC’s “Learn the Signs Act Early” http://www.cdc.gov/
ncbddd/actearly/index.html program, which promotes early identification by helping parents pay
attention to developmental milestones. And tools like Autism Speaks’ “100 Day Kit” http://
www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/100-day-kit help families through the days following
diagnosis. It’s alright to feel strong emotions after your child has been diagnosed, but the sooner
you contact people to help and/or educate you, the faster you will begin to feel in control of
meeting your child’s needs.

Educational Support

Minnesota Help Me Grow: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/mcshn/ecip.htm
Wright County School Districts: http://www.co.wright.mn.us/links_school.htm
Fraser: http://www.fraser.org/
Lazarus Project: http://www.lazarusprojectmn.org/
Lovaas: http://www.lovaas.com/
Minnesota Autism Center: http://www.mnautism.org/
MN Dept. of Education: http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html
MN Early Autism Project: http://www.meapkids.org/
St. David’s: http://www.stdavids.net/

Medical/Psychological/Therapeutic Support

Autism Society of MN: http://www.ausm.org/
Autism Society: http://www.autism-society.org/
Autism Speaks: http://www.autismspeaks.org/
Central MN Mental Health Center: http://www.cmmhc.org/
Fraser: http://www.fraser.org/
Lazarus Project: http://www.lazarusprojectmn.org/
Lovaas: http://www.lovaas.com/
Minnesota Autism Center: http://www.mnautism.org/
MN Association for Children’s Mental Health: http://www.macmh.org/
MN Dept. of Education: http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html
MN Early Autism Project: http://www.meapkids.org/
National Alliance on Mental Health: http://www.nami.org/
Nystrom and Associates: http://www.nystromcounseling.com/
St. David’s: http://www.stdavids.net/
University of MN – Amplatz: http://www.uofmchildrenshospital.org/

Community/Family Support

Autism Society of MN: http://www.ausm.org/
Autism Society: http://www.autism-society.org/
Autism Speaks: http://www.autismspeaks.org/
Central MN Mental Health Center: http://www.cmmhc.org/
DHS – MN: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?
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Fraser: http://www.fraser.org/
SSI: http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/ssi.htm
WCHSA Disability Links: http://www.co.wright.mn.us/department/humanservices/DDlinks.htm
Wright County Human Services: http://www.co.wright.mn.us/
Wrong Planet: http://www.wrongplanet.net/

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