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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Illinois Children

News Update from The Autism, Assessment, Research, Treatment & Services (AARTS) Center at Rush University Medical Center

The AARTS Center is pleased to assist the Act Early team by spreading the word about an ASD services survey developed by NIU and UIC faculty for parents of children with ASD who received a diagnosis in IL. There is little state data about the children served in Illinois.  It is hoped that the results of this survey will be used to advocate further for any service gaps.

IL puzzle piece imageUnderstanding Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Illinois Children

Help policy makers understand the experiences of Illinois families with a child with an autism spectrum disorder! Without information about the experiences and needs of families in our state, policy makers cannot allocate resources to address unmet needs. A joint effort by Northern Illinois University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago involves a survey for families of children with a child 18 years or younger who was diagnosed with ASD in the state of Illinois.  The purpose of this survey is to advance understanding of diagnosis and service experiences in order to meet unmet needs and improve outcomes for Illinois children.

If you are the parent of a child 18 years or younger who was diagnosed with ASD in the state of Illinois and would like to participate in the survey, please use the following link to begin: https://goo.gl/nivKBj

If you would like to complete a paper copy of the survey, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Lucy Bilaver at (815) 753-2436 or lbilaver@niu.edu. We greatly appreciate your interest in this study, and are confident that this project will serve to better understand the experiences and needs of Illinois families with a child with ASD.

Source: The AARTS Center

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