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Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

Early Signs

Early Screening

How is ASD Diagnosed?

Where to get evaluation, children ages 0 to 3?


Treatment

For more guidance about what interventions would be effective for your child with ASD, you might consider the following:

  • What does the report from my child’s evaluation say? If the evaluation is recent (in the past year), you can refer to the list of recommendations from the evaluation team or from a qualified professional that knows your child.
  • What do the therapeutic professionals that see my child recommend?
  • Do I know about Evidenced Based Practices?

There are a number of strategies and approaches to treatment for individuals with ASD. Interventions found to be effective are called Evidence Based Practices (EBPs). For information on these visit:

Where to get Services:

Education

Family, Infant, & Toddler Program

Under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), infants and toddlers (birth to age 2) with disabilities may receive early intervention services. The following resources will help to explain what may be available and how to access services.

Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT)

The FIT Program is a statewide program that provides early intervention services to infants, toddlers who have or are at risk for developmental delays and families in New Mexico. Early intervention provides activities and strategies for families to use to promote their child's development throughout the day. Early intervention can make a lifetime of difference!

Making a referral to a FIT program