Healthcare Providers

Screening and Diagnosis


Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians https://services.aap.org/en/patient-care/autism/

A clinical resource to assist in the recognition, evaluation, and ongoing management of autism spectrum disorders throughout the patient’s lifespan from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).


Developmental Screening/Testing Coding pdf icon[102 KB, 8 Pages, 508] https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/documents/AAP-Coding-Fact-Sheet-for-Primary-Care-508.pdf

This fact sheet for primary care pediatricians provides guidance on how to appropriately report limited and extended developmental screening and testing services from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders https://www.psychiatry.org/

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States.


The International Classification of Diseases https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/index.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fnchs%2Ficd.htm

The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) is the official system of codes for diagnoses and procedures in the United States. The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) is used internationally.


Early Intervention


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Online

https://services.aap.org/en/community/aap-sections/developmental-and-behavioral-pediatrics/

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Online is for professionals interested in child development and behavior in a medical setting. The website focuses on primary care development and behavior, including early intervention and screening, and provides articles, handouts, and materials about developmental disabilities developed for professionals and parents. It also offers a practice section with information to support primary and specialty health care practice.


Other Resources


Association of University Centers on Disabilities https://www.aucd.org//template/index.cfm

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities is network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.


Health Resources and Services Administration https://www.hrsa.gov/ 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, improves access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory.


National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs https://medicalhomeinfo.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx

The National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs works with federal agencies to ensure that children with special needs have access to a medical home. Its website has resources, information, and tools on providing medical homes for children and youth with special health care needs.