Information for Healthcare Providers
This site has information about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) for health care providers, including free educational materials to give to patients.
Materials for Patients
Healthcare Provider Resource Kit
The free Healthcare Provider Resource Kit contains information to give to families on developmental milestones, fact sheets on several developmental disabilities (including autism), informational cards and stand, posters, and a growth chart.
Print out milestone checklists for parents to complete. You can give this to a parent before their child’s next well-child exam visit; they can bring it back filled out to use as a discussion guide for reviewing their child’s development.
Information and Resources
Screening and Diagnosis for Healthcare Providers
Find information on screening and diagnosis especially for health care providers from CDC, including developmental screening tools, diagnostic tools, screening in the practice setting, recommendations, and myths.
Guidelines and Recommendations
Find guidelines and recommendations related to developmental surveillance, developmental screening, and diagnosis.
ICD-9-CM Code for Wandering
The ICD-9-CM code for wandering is designed to promote better data collection for and understanding of wandering and to prompt important discussions about safety among healthcare providers, caregivers, and the person with a disability to the fullest extent possible.
Data & Statistics
Find data and statistics related to ASDs, including prevalence, risk factors, diagnosis, and economic costs.
Read CDC’s latest scientific articles on ASDs.
Links to Other Websites
Find more information and resources on ASDs for health care providers, including developmental screening tools, an overview of early intervention, and more.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC-INFO