Screening and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder:-
Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult because there is no medical test, like a blood test, to diagnose the disorder. Doctors look at the child’s developmental history and behavior to make a diagnosis.
CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program provides free resources to help families monitor developmental milestones and recognize signs of developmental concerns, including ASD. Monitoring, screening, evaluating, and diagnosing children with ASD as early as possible is important to make sure children receive the services and supports they need to reach their full potential
If you are living in Maryland, USA, the file called “CDC Referrals” contains list of doctors able to evaluate ASD. For all other states, please check CDC website.
Source:- CDC website:- https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/screening.html
There are 3 ways you can start a SSI application:
1. Online: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/apply-child.html
2. Phone: 1-800-772-1213
3. In person at any one of 3 locations:
• 2041 MLK Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020;
• 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037;
• 1905-b 9th Street NE, Washington, DC 20018