Thanks to training from the Oklahoma Autism Center, and a donation from the Cherokee Nation, the Pervasive Parenting Center (C.P.R.C.) will provide FREE autism screening to families in eastern Oklahoma by appointment.
Early identification and early intervention are key to ensure optimal outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The first steps in this process are awareness and screening. Families should be aware of the developmental milestones that children typically reach around certain ages as well as warning signs that could possibly indicate risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder or other developmental delays. Screening provides families who have concerns about their child's development to quickly and efficiently find out if their child is at risk for ASD and needs further assessment. Screening is not the same thing as diagnostic evaluation and cannot identify whether a child does or does not have autism. Instead, screening is tool, or stepping stone, that can determine what the next step should be. If you have concerns about your child's development, screening can show possible risk for Autism Spectrum disorder, or other delays, and what sort of further assessment may be needed. All screenings include resources and referrals to help the family take the next steps toward providing for their child's long-term developmental health.
“This has been a very successful program so far,” said Kodey Toney, center director. “We are happy to be able to help families assess their child’s needs early so we can provide them with resources for the services they require for early intervention.”
For more information, or for an appointment call (918) 647-1255, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Parent Resource Center
1507 S. McKenna, Poteau, OK 74953
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