Are you a care-provider of someone diagnosed with autism? We need your help!</span></font>
</font>The Wall Lab at Harvard Medical School has created a shortened diagnostic survey.Because autism varies widely in severity, making an accurate diagnosis can be difficult. Autism can be diagnosed through the use of a behavioral exam named the "Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised" or ADI-R. However, because this survey is long – it has 93 questions and can take up to 2.5 hours to complete – the diagnosis process can be prohibitive.
We have designed a substantially shorter exam of 7 questions that we believe may be as effective as the ADI-R at diagnosing autistic children. Should this prove to be true, our exam would help healthcare providers diagnose autistic children more rapidly and enable children to receive valuable therapy that is more in tune with the timing of their development and more likely to have a positive outcome. One big way to determine if our abbreviated exam is effective is to get your help.
If you are a care provider for a person with autism, your answers to the few questions in the survey will tell us whether our exam actually works. The survey can be accessed at http://autworks.hms.harvard.edu/community/survey</font>. We greatly appreciate you help!</span></font>