As a Pediatrician or Family Practice Physician, you have such a valuable role as the first medical professional to see infants and toddlers. We understand that you have an enormous task of screening for so many diseases and disorders in a very brief time during a well baby check-up that the more subtle signs of a developmental delay and/or autism spectrum disorder may be difficult to identify. Many pediatricians report this difficulty in addition to the fact that some obstacles in identifying/referring children for developmental delays and/or autism spectrum disorders can be the hesitancy to worry a parent and the lack of resources in the community for families.
ABA Network aims to support Pediatricians by:
Providing brief trainings in the identification of behavioral indicators of developmental delay and/or autism spectrum disorder
Providing Medical Offices with family friendly brochures outlining the developmental milestones and what to be concerned about to facilitate the discussion between Physicians and parents
Providing a resource for Pediatricians to refer to facilitate the process of evaluation at the local Regional Center. By catching delays and/or ASD early families can begin learning ways to support their child and children have a better chance at a reaching their full potential